Have you ever wondered how supermodels get such flawless smiles? Does it simply boil down to good genetics, or is there a secret behind it?
The truth is that very few people are born with naturally perfect teeth. According to Dr. Nicholas Toscano, a celebrity dentist based in New York City, most supermodels do have an ace up their sleeves in the dental department.
He is currently the official dentist for roughly 20 modeling agencies in New York City, including Lions, Wilhelmina, Heroes, One Model Management, Muse, Marilyn, Storm, Major models, System, Fusion, IMG, and others.
His list of high-profile clients includes the gorgeous Victoria’s Secret models, such as Candice Swanepoel, Helena Christensen, Jasmine Tookes, RomeeStrijd, Josephine Skriver, Georgia Fowler, Frida Aasen, Vittoria Ceretti, Megan Williams, Lais Ribeiro, Daniela Braga, and Blanca Padilla.
He offered us insight into the different options available to supermodels and the rest of us alike, which can help you easily get a photoshoot-ready smile that you can be proud of.
Veneers For Instant Perfection
Veneers are extremely popular with models, as well as with celebrities. These are thin layers of porcelain attached to the teeth with orthodontics, covering up any misalignment, cracks, or discoloration in a completely natural and undetectable way. They can also help strengthen your teeth, and they are stain-resistant.
They aren’t cheap, however. Veneers can cost $2,000 per tooth, so it’s essential to have them done by an experienced professional. Be sure to also ask for a portfolio of the dentist’s work to ensure you will like the end product.
The good news is that veneers can be applied very quickly, in just one or two visits. If the thought of a long orthodontic process is offputting, then you should definitely consider veneers. They’re also very durable, and you’ll happily wear them for 20 years or so before needing to replace them.
Braces That Aren’t Brash
Braces are usually the last option any adult wants to consider when it comes to straightening and realigning their teeth. It conjures up pictures of the “brace-face” smile that many worry will be unattractive. Yet, many celebrities have used braces to correct their teeth, including Tom Cruise (most famously), Gwen Stefani, and Emma Watson, along with many others.
Braces don’t need to be garishly apparent, however. Invisible braces (called Invisalign) can often work just as well as the traditional metal braces. They are also removable so you can eat and thoroughly brush your teeth without any issues. Lingual braces, which are fixed to the back of the teeth, are another option. Invisalign and lingual braces are more expensive than traditional braces, however. Both types can effectively fix any problems your teeth have with alignment and spacing, and they can make a big difference to your smile. Many celebrities actually start with braces and then move on to veneers afterward.
Getting Your Pearlies Whitened
Besides straight, flawless teeth, another standout feature of a supermodel’s smile is its brilliance. Discoloration is one of the quickest and easiest dental problems to treat. After just a single visit to your dentist, you could have noticeably whiter teeth with long-lasting effects. It doesn’t require the removal of the tooth’s surface, so it is also very safe.
Discoloration naturally occurs as we age, and our enamel starts to thin, revealing the underlying layer of dentin that is naturally yellow in color. Certain foods can also stain your teeth, such as red wine, coffee, tea, soft drinks, and blackcurrant. Smoking and chewing tobacco are well known for causing discoloration as well. Avoiding these foods and substances will go a long way to keeping your teeth whiter for longer once you’ve had them professionally whitened.
Having Your Teeth Bonded
Straightening and whitening your teeth can make a remarkable improvement to your smile, but a single broken tooth will instantly ruin the aesthetic. To solve this problem, your dentist can offer a procedure called dental bonding, in which a resin that is the same color as your tooth is used to fix any chips, irregular shapes, cracks.
The composite resin lasts for about five years, and the procedure is quick and inexpensive. Furthermore, very little preparation and no anesthetic is required for teeth bonding. It does have its disadvantages, though. For one thing, it’s not as stain-resistant as veneers are, nor is it nearly as long-lasting. Still, if you are looking for a quick and affordable solution, you should definitely consider teeth bonding.
Get A Total Smile Makeover
Most cosmetic dentists, especially those with high-profile clients such as supermodels and celebrities, will use a combination of various procedures to achieve the perfect smile. Miley Cyrus, for example, used lingual braces to straighten her teeth, as well as whitening and veneers.
A smile makeover will include the full list of required procedures, which may include a combination of braces, veneers, bonding, whitening, and any other dental procedures you may need. This can work out less expensive as a bundled option, and it is undoubtedly more efficient and convenient. In just a few visits, you could have a perfect supermodel smile.
Choose The Right Dentist
Whichever option appeals most to you, it’s crucial to find the right dentist if you want a flawless smile, such as Dr. Nicholas Toscano, who boasts a gorgeous catalog of supermodel smiles. He also draws on a rich career of experience, having spent 13 years with the United States Navy, where he completed a 4-year surgical residency at the prestigious Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, “The President’s Hospital” in Bethesda, MD.
During his time in the Navy, he received two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, a National Defense Service Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Medal. He acquired one of his Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for definitive life-saving treatment of a patient.
He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the International Congress of Implantologists, and he has written over 30 papers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals on the subject of surgical therapy, cosmetic, and reconstruction of the mouth.
His long and established career, along with his glamorous list of happy customers, makes him the dentist of choice in New York City. To make an appointment with Dr. Nicholas Toscano to discuss the option of veneers or any of his other services, visit his instagram @drtoscanodds