If you think you need braces to straighten your teeth, you may have missed some important news in the world of dentistry. Today you have many options for straightening your teeth and improving your smile without braces. Depending on your situation, you may be able to get straight teeth fast, in as little as a few office visits, without metal, pain or embarrassment.
Here are just some of the options for getting straight, beautiful teeth
Aligners are clear plastic trays that fit over your teeth and gradually bring them into proper position. The aligners are comfortable, and you can remove them yourself. It is recommended that they be worn nearly all the time, except when you eat and brush your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, so most people won’t notice that you’re wearing them. Every two weeks during treatment you’ll get a new set of aligners. The entire treatment time is about a year for most adults; a bit longer for most teens.
If you’re wondering “how can I fix my smile when my teeth are healthy?” you may be a candidate for veneers. Veneers don’t move teeth or change your bite, so they are for people with good teeth who just don’t like the way they look.
Veneers are applied to the front of your teeth and can completely change your smile by covering cracks, filling in gaps, changing the color of your teeth and reshaping crooked or misshapen teeth. This is one of the quickest teeth straightening procedures available, and can usually be completed in just two visits.
The process of bonding uses a dental resin to fill in gaps, restore cracked or chipped teeth and even repair decayed teeth. Bonding can fix numerous problems that involve the way your teeth look and their health.
Endless Possibilities for Your Smile
With all the ways that today’s dental techniques can repair teeth and create beautiful smiles, no one has to live with an embarrassing smile anymore. If you would like to learn more about how cosmetic dentistry can help you, please come in for a complimentary consultation.