Getting the white smile that you want is important for many reasons. There are many people that have low self esteem simply because they do not like their smile. One of the very first things that a person is going to notice when they meet another person is their teeth and their smile. You want to make sure that this first impression is the very best that you can give. For many people one of the very best options is to get veneers. This is a great way to get the white and straight teeth that you want. Here are just a couple of aspects about veneers that you should know about. 

The Mold

One of the first things that the dentist is going to do is get a mold of your entire mouth. Each dentist does this a little bit differently, but often they will place a play dough type of material in your mouth--it may be a little stiffer than play dough--and they will start to take molds of your teeth, your jaw shape, and other aspects of your mouth. This is going to be a very important step as it will determine the overall fit and comfort of your veneers. 

The Grind

There are new techniques that are being created every year when it comes to making the very best veneers. You may find that most of the time teeth need to be ground down in order to be able to fit veneers in your mouth. There is often not enough room to have the normal sized tooth and have veneers. However, there have been breakthroughs that allow dentists to apply veneers without having to grind down on the tooth. This is great news as the grind was the biggest liability in the procedure. Now veneers are able to go right on the teeth because they are thinner and yet just as durable of some of the older styles of veneers. 

The Recovery

The best news about veneers is that you should not experience any pain or discomfort at all. It may take a few days to truly get used to the veneers, but once they are on your teeth, that is it. You will not have to worry about your veneers for approximately 20 years or so. Make sure that you are maintaining good oral hygiene like brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash. You will have that beautiful smile that you have always wanted.