It used to be that in order to achieve a straighter smile a dental patient needed to use conventional metal braces. Now, however, thanks to advancements in cosmetic dentistry, people have a number of treatments options! Today our Orland Park cosmetic dentists are talking about the ways you can get the straighter smile you want.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear plastic aligners to move your natural teeth into better positions. Invisalign can be used to close gaps between teeth, straighten crooked teeth, and improve your bite alignment. During the treatment process, you will wear a series of aligners—upgrading to a new aligner every two to three weeks or so.
We can also make your smile look straighter and perfected by applying composite resin to specific spots on your dental enamel. We can also close gaps in your smile by building up your teeth with bonding. Once the composite resin is cured and hardened it stays in place permanently, and looks just like real enamel.
Here is another cosmetic treatment that does not involve moving your existing teeth at all: LUMINEERS. LUMINEERS are individual, personalized porcelain restorations, which our dental team then bonds to your real tooth. Once the LUMINEER is in place, it completely covers your real tooth. So, as is the case with dental bonding, LUMINEERS make your smile look straighter in a very short period of time.
Snap on Smile
Snap on Smile is a removable dental appliance that fits over your existing teeth and transforms your smile. The Snap on Smile appliance is designed to look like natural teeth, so your smile looks straight and perfected as soon as you put Snap on Smile in place. This is a temporary aesthetic solution, while all of the other treatments we’ve discussed are more permanent.
As you can see, you have a number of treatment options when it comes time to improve the appearance of your smile! Give our Tinley Park cosmetic dentists a call to schedule your consultation.