A healthy and beautiful smile has teeth that are not only white, but also straight. Straight teeth may help you smile more, and this in turn helps to show the world that you are confident and secure. If you want to straighten your teeth, there are several options that can help get you the smile you have always wanted.
Bonded porcelain veneers are a good solution for minor imperfections, including misaligned teeth. They can give your teeth the appearance of looking straight. Porcelain veneers are matched in color and shape to your existing teeth so it will be very hard to tell they are not natural. Bonding the porcelain shell to your teeth can be done in a couple visits.
While porcelain veneers can make your teeth appear straight, this is a cosmetic – and quick – fix. If you would like your teeth straightened, one idea is traditional metal braces. However, many adults don’t want to wear braces for several years. For patients who do not want to wear braces, but are looking for a full restoration, Invisalign is a very good option.
Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners that gradually straighten misaligned teeth. Each aligner is replaced as your teeth become straighter. There are many benefits to Invisalign including:
- Aligners may be removed to allow you to eat and brush
- Aligners are difficult to detect
- Painless adjustment period when getting next set of aligners
- No metal edges that can cut teeth and gums
- Protects the natural structure of your teeth
Teeth will straighten gradually, which means it will take some time for the Invisalign process to be completed. How long depends on how out of alignment your teeth are to begin with and what Dr. Whitmore’s instructions are. However, the timeline is much shorter than with traditional braces, and this is a very popular treatment for helping to straighten teeth.
When teeth are out of alignment, they can be difficult to keep clean, which can compromise the health of your mouth, as well as systemic health. The position of your teeth can be corrected, giving you a smile that you can be proud of. The difference is in choosing between a quick, cosmetic or a restorative fix.
If you would like to learn more about correcting misaligned teeth, contact Janet or Rachel at Whitmore Dental to arrange a consultation by calling Whitmore Dental at 877-779-4486. We are conveniently located at 5932 West Parker Road, Suite 600, Plano, TX 75093.