Crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth can often be a source of insecurity and may even lead to other dental issues. Not everyone wants traditional metal braces, which is why OC Lifesmiles offers two alternative solutions for straightening out your smile. Porcelain veneers and Invisalign® are popular cosmetic options among our patients because they can improve the appearance of teeth discreetly and comfortably with natural-looking results!
Porcelain veneers bond to the front portion of the tooth to mask a variety of dental concerns, including teeth gaps and minor misalignment. They are not designed to reposition the teeth, but rather hide the appearance of crooked or spaced-out teeth. With veneers, your desire for a straighter smile can be achieved without a lengthy orthodontic treatment process. Veneers can also be used to conceal discoloration, worn down teeth, and chipped/broken teeth to enhance the overall appearance of your smile.
Orthodontic concerns such as teeth gaps, crowding, and mild to moderate teeth misalignment can effectively be corrected with Invisalign®. If you happen to have an overbite, underbite, or crossbite, this treatment option can address those concerns as well. The Invisalign® process involves custom-fitted, clear plastic aligners that patients wear regularly to gradually straighten out the teeth. Unlike traditional braces, the Invisalign® system is wire- and bracket-free. Many patients choose this teeth-straightening treatment over conventional braces since it is considered more comfortable and convenient.
If you would like to learn more about your options for straightening out teeth without getting traditional braces, please contact us today! We can provide more information and help you schedule a consultation with Dr. John Cross.