As people age they often think about fixing wrinkles and sags, but don’t think much about how their mouth is aging them. Problems, such as crowding, discoloration, and worn tooth surfaces can also make you look older than you really are. Today the technology is helping dentists make improvements that weren’t possible in the past.

According to Dr. Maged Malecki the owner of Boston Dental, dental procedures can actually shave years off your appearance if done properly. We have entered a new era of cosmetic dentistry — anti-aging dentistry. A healthy, beautiful smile is a minimally invasive way to rejuvenate your look. Porcelain veneers, orthodontics, and ceramic crowns transform your facial features and smile. Changing the color, shape, and size of your teeth can brighten your smile, diminish the appearance of wrinkles around your mouth, and plump up your lips.

The ageing process can be greatly accelerated by tooth loss, causing the corners of the mouth to turn down, wrinkles around the mouth, and thinning of lips. Dr. Malecki insists that dental implants preserve bone and help maintain facial tone, smooth mouth wrinkles, resulting in a fuller jaw and lip line, and a more attractive, balanced face.

Straightening teeth can also bring back a youthful appearance.“When teeth are in the right position they fill out the volume of the face, which gives a more youthful appearance,” says Boston Dental’s orthodontist, Dr. Sara Ghassemi. “Changing the position of the upper front teeth greatly influences the smile and provides support to the upper lip, restoring a more permanent fullness.”