Yes, it’s your smile! So we got celebrity dentist Dr Norman Cahi to answer your questions.
Your smile tells the world who you are,” says Dr Norman Cahi, the go-to guy for stars like Sophie Ndaba. More of his expertise, here.
Can you fix my skew teeth?” You have plenty of options:
Cosmetic contouring is when dental tools are used for minor issues, like smoothing rough edges (cost dependent on needs).
Composite bonding involves the application of tooth-coloured plastic and glass resin, which is then cured with LED light to fill cavities or chips (R800+ dependent on needs).
Porcelain crowns are like gloves, which are fitted over decayed and spaced out teeth over two appointments. They’re made of nonallergenic, biocompatible materials, but you could experience sensitivity as your tooth is reshaped first to fit the crown (R4 000-R9 000 per tooth).
Braces are metal frames installed to straighten teeth. They also strengthen gums. You need to wear braces for 18 months-3 years, and may feel discomfort at first. (About R25 000 depending on how skew your teeth are).
Invisalign aligners, made of removable, clear plastic, straighten teeth without brackets or wires. They are changed every two weeks until the job is done (R90 000). Must-have teeth tools.
Keep ’em clean
Using small, circular motions, brush twice a day with an electric toothbrush, like  Violife Slim Sonic The Stylish Toothbrush (R299).
A mouth wash helps clean your palate and reaches areas your toothbrush can’t. TRY  Plus White Oral Rinse Xtra Whitening (R39.95).
A home treatment, like  White Glo Bright Nights Dissolving Whitening Films (R149.95), can lift some stains. Simply place on teeth after brushing and wait for it to dissolve. And avoid sugary, starchy foods, as they cause an acidic reaction on plaque, which can damage teeth.