If you’re self-conscious about smiling, laughing, or even eating in public because of crooked teeth, you might have thought about cosmetic dentistry. You might be surprised to know that traditional metal braces — an expensive, time-consuming process — are not the only way to straighten them. In fact, cosmetic dentists have a variety of methods available to correct crooked or improperly spaced teeth.
The dentists at Russell Street Dental Associates in Worcester, MA offer several cosmetic treatments to enhance your natural smile, such as veneers, invisible braces, and dental bonding. You don’t have to live with crooked teeth!
Invisible braces are a modern alternative to metal braces, especially for adults. Clear braces are custom-fitted to your mouth and can straighten teeth even into adulthood. They are also convenient and comfortable to use, as the translucent aligners are removable for eating and brushing your teeth but are comfortable enough to be worn for 22 hours a day.
Invisible braces are usually able to produce the desired results in six months to two years. The exact length of time you will need for improvement will depend on several factors including the severity of your crooked teeth to whether or not there is a need for a bite adjustment. Your cosmetic dentist will be able to give you the specifics for your case. The best part of invisible braces is that nobody will be able to tell you’re wearing them.
Porcelain dental veneers are another common cosmetic treatment for both crooked or misaligned teeth and for improving the color of the teeth. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are directly attached to teeth and can cover large gaps or make teeth appear straight without the need for orthodontic treatment.
In some cases, veneers are a good alternative for invisible braces, but your dentist will be able to determine which method is best for you. Dental veneers can remain affixed to the teeth for several years and are resistant to stains.
Cosmetic bonding produces natural-looking results with a minimally-invasive, relatively quick procedure in which your dentist applies a composite resin to the front of the problem teeth. This closes the gaps between teeth, reshapes them, and can even lighten the shade of natural teeth to appear whiter. This procedure can be performed in a single office visit and does not require needles or anesthesia.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Worcester, MA
You don’t need to be unhappy with your smile when a cosmetic dentist can bring out the best it. A cosmetic dentist can correct alignment issues, crooked teeth and more. If you want to enhance your smile, then give Russell Street Dental Associates a call at (508) 687-6579 or contact us online. And be on your way to a healthier and brighter smile today!