Many of us want to improve the appearances of our smiles, and this often includes straightening teeth as well as closing gaps in the patient’s smile. Our O’Fallon cosmetic dentists actually offer a number of treatment options to help patients achieve these aesthetic goals. In today’s articles, we’re going to be reviewing dental treatments that can be used to make a patient’s smile look straighter and more perfected!
The first way to meet these goals is to use traditional orthodontic treatment. We’re all familiar with conventional braces—these are the orthodontics that use metal brackets and wires to shift teeth over time. This type of treatment is effective and reliable, but many patients don’t want to deal with the inconvenience and aesthetic drawbacks of using metal braces.
That is why Invisalign is such an exciting cosmetic treatment option. This orthodontic solution moves teeth using custom-fit clear plastic aligners, rather than metal brackets and wires. Because Invisalign aligners are clear and removable, they really do not interfere with the patient’s daily routine and functioning.
So far we’ve been talking about cosmetic treatments that actually move the patient’s natural teeth into better positions. However, you can also improve the appearance of your smile by using restorations to resurface your natural teeth. Two options in this regard are porcelain veneers and composite dental bonding. Both of these treatments can be used to address specific teeth, or to transform entire smiles.
It’s important to get started by completing a thorough assessment with our O’Fallon cosmetic dentists. We’ll be able to make treatment recommendations based on the current health of your smile, your treatment timeline, and your budget.
Thanks to advancements in the world of aesthetic dentistry, you, as a patient, have more treatment options than ever before. As always, you can reach our team by giving our office a call, or using the Contact Us page on our site to submit an inquiry.