The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

teeth whitening in Plano TX, Dallas metro areaAre you tired of having crooked teeth but don’t know what to do about it?  Maybe you have chipped teeth that make you feel anxious about smiling or laughing or eating in public? Maybe you think traditional metal braces are the only way to straighten your crooked teeth. You don’t need to go on worrying about your crooked or improperly spaced teeth.

Meet with Dr. Mark Sowell of Sensational Smiles in Plano, TX or your area dentist today to discuss what cosmetic dentistry can do to help you fix those crooked teeth. Your dental issues may not be as bad as you think.

While traditional metal braces can effectively straighten your teeth no matter what age you are, most adults do not want to wear them for what may be a second time. Cosmetic dentists and patients usually prefer other, more discreet options such as porcelain dental veneers, invisible braces or dental bonding. The following options are available from Dr. Mark Sowell of Sensational Smiles in Plano, TX or at your local cosmetic dentist.

Invisible Braces

Most dental patients have heard about invisible braces since this solution for crooked and crowded teeth is quickly replacing traditional braces as the primary means of straightening teeth. These clear plastic aligners, custom-made to your individual mouth, will discreetly and gently reposition your teeth no matter if you’re a teenager or a full-grown adult. The aligners are meant to be worn at least 22 hours a day, including while you sleep, but can be removed for eating and oral hygiene and are easily cleaned.

Treatment with invisible braces lasts for six months to two years during which time your alligners will swapped out for newer sets that will continue to gently adjust your teeth in the desired way.  The exact length of time you will need to wear them will depend on several factors including the severity of your crooked teeth to whether or not an adjustment for your bite is needed.

Your cosmetic dentist will meet with you to come up with a treatment plan that works to give you the smile you want. For many patients, the most appealing aspect of invisible braces is that nobody will be able to tell you’re wearing them.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a painless means of correcting  the appearance of uneven or crooked teeth. Your dentist will apply a composite resin to the fronts of problem teeth.  Dental bonding, also referred to as cosmetic bonding, is an ideal solution for closing those annoying gaps between teeth, reshaping teeth and even lightening dark or yellowed teeth.

Although it may be surprising, cosmetic bonding is a minimally invasive procedure with no need for needles or anesthesia. And dental bonding can be completed in a single office visit.  Cosmetic bonding lets you feel more confident in your smile ,producing natural-looking results with minimal time in the dentist’s chair.


Dental veneers are mounted on top of crooked teeth, straightening your smile quickly and relatively comfortable. Some dentists even consider porcelain veneers to be a suitable alternative to invisible clear braces depending on how much correction your teeth need.  Dr. Sowell or your area dentist will be able to determine if porcelain veneers are a good solution for straightening your teeth. As they are constructed of porcelain, veneers are stain-resistant and can last a long time — sometimes more than twenty years.

Health Benefits Of Cosmetic Dentistry

Crooked teeth are more than just a cosmetic concern.  Crooked teeth can be difficult to clean between properly, leading to tooth decay and gum disease. Chips and cracks in teeth can make them vulnerable to invasion by bacteria, leading to abscess. An abscess is a severe infection that can spread to your bloodstream and cause infection in other parts of your body.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Plano, TX

A cosmetic dentist can bring out the best in your smile while helping you avoid dental and systemic health issues. A cosmetic dentist can correct alignment issues, crooked teeth and more. If you want to enhance your smile, then give Dr. Sowell at Sensational Smiles in Plano a call at (972) 382-6855 or contact us online. Let us help you begin your journey to a healthier and brighter smile today!