Many people spend years wishing for cosmetic dentistry, but cannot seem to make it happen. There are many potential obstacles that can stand in the way of you getting the beautiful smile of your dreams. Other times, people have something come up that makes them think they want a smile, but think that they do not have enough time to get results.

But these obstacles are not as insurmountable as you might think. Here are some of the common challenges our patients report–and how modern cosmetic dentistry lets us get around them.

What's between You and a New Smile?

I Cannot Wait a Year to Have Straight Teeth!

Many people think that braces take a long time: over a year, and sometimes two or three. This used to be true. However, these days, orthodontics can be much faster, letting you get the straight smile you desire in half that time.

Six Month Smiles is true to its name: it can straighten your teeth in about six months. And Invisalign is faster now than ever, too. Treatments can be done much faster than in the past. At City Smiles, we make it even faster with our Invisalign in Half the Time treatment.

I Need Dramatic Results in a Month!

But what if you need results even faster than that? Or if you need more than teeth straightening, such as whitening and repair of your teeth. Never fear, there is a solution for you.

Veneers can dramatically transform your smile. It can straighten teeth, repair chips, reshape teeth, and whiten all at the same time. And we can complete the procedure in under a month.

I Need a Better Smile Today!

What can you do if you suddenly need cosmetic dentistry? Perhaps you have a new personal or professional occasion come up. Or perhaps you have damaged your smile today and want it to look better tonight or tomorrow. There are same-day solutions that can help in these situations.

We offer same-day teeth whitening. Basically, it takes about an hour, and your smile will be dramatically whiter. For chipped or damaged teeth, dental bonding can also give same-day results.

I Am Afraid of the Dentist

Fear of the dentist is common. For some people, it is all they can do to make regular dental check-ups and other critical services. The thought of going to the dentist for optional cosmetic procedures can be just too much to bear.

Fortunately, we can help you get around this obstacle thanks to sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry helps you overcome your fears and have a comfortable, relaxed visit.

My Schedule Is Hectic

We understand: life is busy. Quality dentistry takes time, but we can work around your schedule. If you can set aside one large block of time, we can use sedation dentistry to help you sit still for extensive dental procedures. On the other hand, if you can only set aside small blocks of time, we can divide and stagger your cosmetic dentistry so you can fit the appointments into your schedule.

My Budget Is Tight

Another big limitation that keeps people from getting cosmetic dentistry is their budget. It is often tight, especially around the holidays. Fortunately, there are many ways to help fit cosmetic dentistry into your budget.

You can potentially choose less expensive treatment options. For example, bonding can do much of what veneers can do, but at a fraction of the cost. And even if you add whitening, it can still save money over veneers.

But if  you are set on treatments that do not quite fit in your budget, do not despair. We can help bridge the gap between your budget and the cosmetic dentistry you desire. We offer affordable, convenient financing terms so that everybody can get the smile of their dreams, even on a tight budget.

What is between You and Your Smile?

At City Smiles, we believe everyone deserves a beautiful smile they can be proud of and happy to share. That is why we are focused on removing obstacles that stand in your way. During your consultation, we can talk about your goals, then discuss options for achieving your goals, despite all the obstacles.

To get the smile you have been dreaming of, please call (314) 678-7876 today for an appointment with cosmetic dentist Dr. Chris Hill at City Smiles in St. Louis. For your convenience, we have locations in downtown and Clayton, MO.