Teeth filing is a process done, usually for cosmetic reasons, to change the width, length, or shape of 1 or more teeth. This procedure is extremely common, and lots of people benefit from it. So if you’re wondering if you can benefit from enameloplasty, you’ve come to the right place! Here is everything you need to know about teeth filing or reshaping.
The purpose of filing teeth
After close examination of your teeth, your dentist may suggest that you might benefit from teeth reshaping or filing. There are many reasons they may recommend this, such as:
- To create more room in the mouth
- To repair damaged teeth
- To adjust your bite
- A final touch after getting braces off
Teeth shaving is nothing to be scared of and does not hurt. You will only benefit from having to file one or more of your teeth, and it will improve the overall look of your smile.
Who needs to file their teeth?
You may be a candidate for teeth filing if you have a chipped tooth or one or more teeth with a jagged edge. Sharp teeth can be an insecurity for some people, especially if it’s in a more visible spot.
Can you file your own teeth?
Many people claim that you can file your own teeth at home to avoid the cost of going to a dentist. YouTube, TikTok, and many other social media sites have countless videos showing how to do it. However, we highly recommend straying away from this method as it can damage the enamel on your teeth which cannot be regrown. Once you damage your enamel, there is no turning back, leading to all sorts of other problems.
To schedule an appointment at Grafton Orthodontics, call 262.377.8950 today!