From Character Actor To Leading Role: How The Dentist Can Help You Land Your Next Acting Role

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Crooked and yellow teeth are not the ideal physical attributes for actors looking to get a leading role. Sure, you might land a walk on as an extra on some crime drama, playing a villain or a hobo, but you're not likely to land a major role. Casting directors might find you suitable for a character actor, but if you are interested in leading roles, then you need to fix your teeth. You might look at an actor like Steve Buscemi and think that having great teeth is not necessary, but remember that he spent years as a character actor in low budget films before becoming a household name. The more common approach is that of actors such as George Clooney, Tom Cruise, and Nicole Kidman, who all have had their teeth fixed (either straightened, capped, or whitened). So, if you're looking to land more roles, here are two cosmetic dentistry procedures you might want to have.

Coffee and Cigarettes

If you're a fan of coffee and cigarettes, and we're not talking about the hip Jim Jarmusch indie film, then you are going to want to get your teeth whitened. How often have you seen an actor onscreen with yellow, stained teeth? It just doesn't look attractive. Even when you watch films about gamblers, drinkers, and gangsters, you will, more often than not, see pearly whites. So, if you have yellow stained teeth from your morning coffee and cigarette habit (or cola or wine), then you need to get your teeth bleached.

They do sell at-home kits, but the fastest and safest way to get your teeth whitened is to visit a cosmetic dentist. The bleaching chemicals that the dentists uses is stronger than what you can get over the counter. Also, the dentist will be able to protect your gumline. What you should never use are those toothpastes that advertise themselves as being able to whiten your teeth. The dentist can also use bright UV lights that help activate the bleaching agent and you will get a much brighter white than you could accomplish at home with regular bleaching agents.

Crooked Teeth: Invisalign To The Rescue

If you're anxious about your teeth because you never had braces as a kid and you ended up with crooked teeth, then worry no more. You can get Invisalign to help the problem. These are clear aligners that are a fantastic alternative to metal braces. The process involves wearing clear aligner that are custom fitted to your teeth. Unlike metal braces, you don't have to have a dentist tighten them. After a few weeks, you will switch to a new set which will continue to exert mild pressure on the teeth.

They are also easy to remove, so you can brush your teeth and floss. You should also remove them when it comes time to eat. This makes them super convenient and much better than metal braces when it comes to daily hygiene. Check out websites like to learn more.


7 February 2017

Maximizing Your Smile Power

As a busy professional, my public appearance is very important to me. Networking with potential clients and business contacts is as much about the image you present as it is about what you do and what you know. I take care to look my best every day by taking special care with my hair, makeup, and clothes. But for a long time, I was embarrassed about my smile, and restricted myself to tight, closed mouth smiles to hide my yellowed, crooked teeth. Then I discovered what cosmetic dentistry could do for me. With the help of a great cosmetic dentist, I decided to have tooth whitening treatments and use corrective tooth straightening equipment. Now I have no problem flashing a big, white smile everywhere I go. You can do the same thing! Find out how cosmetic dentistry can maximize your smile power and improve your life.