When people wish to straighten their teeth, they typically think braces are their only option. With advancements in modern technology patients have an array of cosmetic dental treatments that will give them a better smile, but don’t require the same permanence, treatment time, and maintenance as wearing braces. Although the following treatments aren’t designed to correct malocclusion, they can address cosmetic issues that relate to teeth spacing.
Alternative Ways to Correct a Crooked-Looking Smile
At Drs. Porter & Carroll PC Family Dentistry, we offer alternatives to straightening teeth besides wearing braces. Our clients are able to choose from a number of aesthetically enhancing options to build their confidence and straighten the look of their teeth without taking years to do so.
Porcelain veneers are custom-made, thin coverings that are affixed to the front of teeth to cover up imperfections such as chipped, crooked, gapped, uneven, or misshaped teeth. Lumineers® are the prep-less form and fit on teeth with minimal preparation. They are thinner than traditional veneers and require significantly less treatment time. This convenient treatment options makes placement less invasive and more efficiently accomplished. Patients who Lumineers have no limitations in what they eat or drink, and are not required to make frequent visits for maintenance and repair. Another advantage of the Lumineers brand is due to their thin design, which eliminates the need for healthy teeth to be ground down, as they are when traditional veneers are placed.
Snap-on-smiles are another pain-free and cost-effective cosmetic improvement. They are also made from a highly durable, yet thin dental resin. Unlike veneers, Snap-On Smiles are removable, as they snap in over the existing teeth, and can be removed for cleaning and maintenance. Snap-On Smiles also don’t require adhesives, don’t need to be removed during mealtimes, and don’t involve any teeth preparation.
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If you are interested in learning more about your cosmetic dental options, give Dr. Stanley Porter and Dr. Peter Carroll the opportunity to provide you with a straighter-looking smile. Give us a call today!