Because some people associate cosmetic dentistry with work to brighten discolored teeth, or services that restore teeth that are physically damaged, they do not think to ask their dentist how a procedure can address problems with spacing and alignment between teeth. While these issues are often addressed through orthodontic services, you may find that a more discreet cosmetic procedure is all that is needed to address your issues! At our Seattle, WA dentist’s office, we can evaluate your smile to see if we can recommend a cosmetic service to improve the way you look. One option is to use Invisalign aligners, which use clear, removable aligners instead of metal braces to take care of your teeth. Another option we have is treatment with porcelain veneers, custom shells that cap teeth and hide visible flaws.
Problems With Gaps And Overlaps Between Teeth Can Make You Self-Conscious
Even if your alignment issues are relatively mild, problems with the space between your teeth can make you unhappy with your appearance. Visible spaces, or teeth that “stick out” because of how they overlap their neighbor, can draw unwanted attention, which can make you unhappy with your smile. More significant spacing issues can also interfere with your oral health and make you more likely to have trouble with your bite function that leads to bruxism and other issues.
Using Invisalign Aligners To Change Your Appearance
With Invisalign aligners, you can gradually shift your teeth into better positions without wearing metal braces. Invisalign appliances are made to avoid attention, as their clear design makes them difficult to see while you wear them. Over time, each aligner that you receive will bring your teeth another step closer to their proper spaces. You should wear them throughout each day to stay on track with your treatment plans, but you are free to remove them whenever you clean your teeth and eat.
Discussing Other Cosmetic Treatment Options With Your Dentist
Is it possible to address malocclusion, or poor teeth spacing, with a different cosmetic dental procedure? Through the placement of porcelain veneers, we can hide gaps or overlaps that have made you unhappy with the way you look. Veneers are carefully designed to target specific flaws that upset you about your appearance. When in position, they can take care of chips and cracks, and they can even hide problems with discoloration. We can also discuss treatment with tooth bonding and contouring to address flaws.
Talk To Your Seattle, WA Dentist About A Cosmetic Procedure!
Through the right cosmetic procedure, Ballard Neighborhood Dentist can help you take on problems that have made you self-conscious about your smile. To learn more about the services that we offer, please call our Seattle, WA dentist’s office at 206-789-2555.