Welcome to Cosmetic Dentistry: Finally, all the dental topics in one place!

  • TwoPlusOne (Dental Community Manager)
  • 3 years ago

Pretty sure you want to improve your smile, but not sure how to go about it?

Below, we've gathered together all of the dental topics here on RealSelf, so you can look through and find the procedure or procedures that are right for you! Clicking on the links will take you to the Review pages for that topic.

Please let us know if there are any other dental topics you're interested in finding out more about but that you can't find on the list.  Just drop a comment below!

Tooth Whitening

Want whiter teeth? Yeah, me too! I use a tooth whitener right in my Vivera retainer trays. But if you're looking for something that packs a bit more power, then you may be interested in the following topics, which are all about chemical bleaching of various types.


Not everyone wants straight teeth (see this forum post for one perspective from Vogue)!  But if you are looking for orthodontic interventions, below you'll find all our topics related to clear aligners on the one hand, and braces on the other!

Clear Braces (This includes all lesser-known brands of clear aligner-type orthodontic devices.)
Clear Correct

Braces (Conventional braces, including ceramic and 'invisible braces'.)
Damon Braces (Self-ligating braces, where the attachments float on the wire instead of being tied on.)
Lingual Braces (Attached to the backs of the teeth, instead of the fronts.)

Dental Implants

Are you missing teeth, or about to have teeth extracted? The following topics all relate to dental implants. If you need to get a bridge but have no natural tooth left to attach it to, this section is also for you!


Looking to whiten teeth that don't respond to bleach? Or do you just want a more even smile, with teeth that are more uniformly sized? Have a chipped tooth? Or maybe you feel your teeth are just too small. Then take a look at our veneers-related topics!

Da Vinci Veneers (One brand of veneers.)
Lumineers (Another brand of veneers.)
Porcelain Veneers (All other brands of veneers.)

Tooth Repair

There are lots of ways to fix teeth--maybe because there are lots of ways they can get damaged! Veneers (see above) are one way to do this, but the topics below may also be a good choice for you!

Dental Bonding (The cheapest way to repair a chipped tooth.)
Dental Crown (Also including bridges that are attached to natural teeth.)
Tooth Repair (A catch-all topic for those not sure which route they want to go.)

Gummy Smiles, Jaw Surgery, and the Smile Makeover

Looking to correct a gummy smile or severe bite issues?  Maybe you just want a smile over-haul?  Then check out the topics below...