Many of us want to show off straight, seamless smiles, but we just weren’t born with perfect teeth. Thanks to advances in the world of cosmetic dentistry, our Cheney dentists can now help all kinds of people reach their dental goals. Keep reading to learn more about some of the treatment options available to you!
When most people think about straightening their smiles, they first consider orthodontic treatment. Traditional orthodontics move teeth using metal brackets and wires. The brackets are bonded to the dental enamel, and a wire connects the brackets to one another.
Now, however, there is a more convenient and discreet orthodontic treatment available: Invisalign. Invisalign moves teeth using clear plastic aligners, rather than metal brackets and wires. Throughout the treatment process, the patient wears increasingly straight aligners, until his or her smile is perfected.
As you would imagine, both of these orthodontic treatments take months to complete, as there needs to be sufficient time for your teeth to move incrementally. If you are looking for a faster way to achieve aesthetic results, then you may be interested in resurfacing or building out misaligned teeth using dental bonding or porcelain veneers. With dental bonding, our dentist is able to add composite resin to certain teeth in order to make the smile appear straighter. Cosmetic veneers are, similarly, thin porcelain restorations that, once attached to the natural tooth, give the smile a new appearance. Dental bonding is generally completed in just one day, and cosmetic veneers take two to three appointments to craft and place.
To learn more about all of your dental treatment options, including cosmetic solutions, give our Cheney cosmetic dentists a call. When you come in for a personal consultation, we’ll be able to give you a better idea of what specific treatments may be appropriate for your smile.