Do you have crooked teeth but aren’t sure what to do about it? Maybe you’re embarrassed about smiling or laughing or eating in public? You might be thinking that traditional metal braces are the only way to straighten your crooked teeth. But you don’t need to go on worrying about your crooked or improperly spaced teeth. Your area dentist can discuss with you what cosmetic dentistry can do to help you fix those crooked teeth you’re so sensitive about. It might be easier than you expect.
Though traditional braces can certainly straighten your teeth no matter what age you are, most adults don’t want to endure this treatment for what may be a second time. Cosmetic dentists and patients often choose less overt options such as porcelain dental veneers, invisible braces or dental bonding. Dr. Mark Sowell of Sensational Smiles in Plano, TX would like to present your tooth-straightening options.
Dental veneers cover your crooked teeth, straightening your smile quickly and with relatively little discomfort unlike with traditional braces. Some dentists even consider porcelain veneers to be a suitable alternative to invisible clear braces (detailed below) depending on the level of treatment you require. Your dentist will be able to determine if porcelain veneers or invisible braces are the best option to give your teeth a healthier, straighter appearance. As they are constructed of porcelain, veneers are resistant to stains and can last a long time — sometimes more than twenty years with proper care.
Most people have heard about invisible braces and for good reason. This revolutionary treatment for crooked and overcrowded teeth is quickly replacing traditional braces as the primary means of straightening teeth. Clear braces, custom-fitted to your mouth, will straighten your teeth regardless of whether you are a teen or a full-grown adult. The translucent aligners are meant to be worn at least 22 hours a day but can be removed for eating and oral hygiene and are easily cleaned.
Invisible braces are usually able to straighten teeth in six months to two years. The exact length of time you will need treatment will depend on several factors including the severity of your crooked teeth to whether or not there is a need for a bite adjustment. Your cosmetic dentist will be able to provide specifics for your case. The best part of invisible braces for most patients is that nobody will be able to tell you’re wearing them.
Dental bonding is a painless means of correcting uneven or crooked teeth. Your dentist applies a composite resin to the front surface of the problem tooth or teeth, effectively reshaping them to appear straighter. Bonding, also referred to as cosmetic bonding, is also an easy way to close those annoying gaps between teeth, or even lightening dark or yellowed teeth.
Although it may seem unlikely, cosmetic bonding is a minimally invasive procedure. There is no need for needles or anesthesia. Cosmetic bonding can be applied in a single office visit and produces natural-looking results, letting you feel more confident in your smile.
Fix Crooked Teeth Without Braces in Plano, TX
You don’t need to be unhappy with your smile when a cosmetic dentist can bring out the best it has to offer. A cosmetic dentist can correct alignment issues, crooked teeth and more. If you want to enhance your smile, then give Sensational Smiles in Plano call at (972) 382-6855 or contact us online for a complimentary consultation. And be on your way to a healthier and brighter smile today!