There are several ways you may go about getting the straight teeth you desire. Many people are stopped because as adults they don’t want to be caught dead wearing orthodontic wires or brackets on their teeth. Wearing conventional braces like these can be psychologically uncomfortable for many people, but there are other avenues.
There are various types of invisible braces available that can handle most cases of crooked teeth. An evaluation is performed and can determine if you are a candidate for invisible braces. We use ClearCorrect invisible braces at Tavormina Dentistry because there is more flexibility using this system. The flexibility of when to receive the next set of tooth repositioners enables us to take into consideration each patient’s compliance with the system, and make adjustments to the patient’s program on an individual basis when compliance is somewhat of an issue.
Very thin clear appliances are worn over your teeth and these can barely be seen, without focused scrutiny. Every few weeks a new set is received, and your teeth are moved gradually, without the embarrassment of wearing conventional braces. If for some reason you are not a candidate for invisible braces, you can opt for conventional orthodontic tooth movement.
Another approach involves the use of cosmetic dentistry to change the appearance of your teeth by resurfacing them with dental veneers. The most beautiful, natural looking, and long lasting veneers are porcelain veneers. Dental veneers can change the color, size, shape, and apparent position of the teeth. Hand sculpted bonding is often less of a financial investment, but the hand sculpted bonded materials stain and wear. Porcelain veneers actually strengthen the teeth and provide a tooth surface that’s even smoother than enamel.
Let’s explore more information about porcelain veneers in our next post. In the meantime, please visit DrTav.com for other dental information, or call us at 973-761-5090. We’ll be happy to answer your questions or schedule a free consultation for you.