If you have crooked teeth, you may be wondering if teeth straightening treatment is right for you. Cosmetic dentistry treatments can address the appearance of crooked teeth while also improving aesthetic dental flaws. To discuss which teeth straightening treatment is right for you, schedule a consultation at our Forney, TX practice, Forney Family Dentistry and Orthodontics.
Teeth Straightening Treatments
Teeth straightening treatments can dramatically improve the smile's appearance, creating a smile you'll be proud to show off. Whether you have mild or severe alignment issues, there's a teeth straightening treatment option to address your needs. Although the appropriate treatment will depend on your particular alignment issues, some teeth straightening treatment options include:
Instant Orthodontics with Porcelain Veneers
The appearance of mildly crooked teeth can be quickly addressed with instant orthodontics using porcelain veneers. Instant orthodontics treatment uses multiple porcelain veneers, which are thin, tooth-shaped fabrications, to create a straight, even smile. Each porcelain veneer is crafted to the desired size, shape, and color, allowing instant orthodontics treatment to also mask dental flaws, like chips and discoloration, while at the same time creating a straighter and more even appearance. As the name suggests, instant orthodontics treatment is quick; treatment can take as little as two dental visits to complete.
Invisalign® is another teeth straightening treatment. Invisalign® is preferred among orthodontics patients for its use of clear, discreet alignment trays. Invisalign® treatment uses a series of clear trays to gradually realign the teeth to the desired location. Although the alignment trays must be worn throughout the day and while sleeping, they can be removed while eating and brushing and flossing. Because Invisalign® trays can be removed when brushing and flossing, it is easier for patients to maintain their oral hygiene during the treatment process.
Not all patients are suitable candidates for instant orthodontics or Invisalign®. Traditional braces can correct severely crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, and protruding teeth. Traditional braces consist of metal brackets and a wire system; the wires are gradually tightened to reposition the teeth. For patients looking for more discreet braces treatment, we offer porcelain brackets, which are far less noticeable than their metal counterparts. Traditional braces treatment is highly effective at transforming the smile. The length of time required to complete treatment will depend on the specific needs of each patient, but typically ranges from 18 to 48 months.
Teeth Straightening Treatment Benefits
Teeth straightening treatment offers many benefits to patients. Some of the benefits include:
- Improved dental function: Bite issues can make biting and chewing difficult and may even cause jaw pain. Teeth straightening treatments can address bite issues, improving dental function and alleviating associated pain.
- Improved oral hygiene: Crooked teeth may overlap, making it difficult to effectively clean the teeth. Teeth straightening treatments eliminate dental overlap, improving oral hygiene.
- Improved aesthetics and confidence: Teeth straightening treatments improve the smile's appearance, making patients feel more confident about themselves.
Learn More about Your Treatment Options
For more information about teeth straightening treatments, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with our team at Forney Family Dentistry and Orthodontics.