Many people come to our Orland Park cosmetic dentists because they want to improve the appearance of their smiles. If you want to achieve a straighter smile, or close gaps between your teeth, then this article may be useful for you! Keep reading to learn more about the treatments we use to make a patient’s smile look perfected and seamless.
Traditional orthodontic treatment—which moves teeth using metal brackets and wires—is used to close gaps between teeth, straighten crooked smiles, improve bite alignment, and widen the person’s smile. This type of treatment is effective; however, many people find the experience of wearing metal brackets and wires to be uncomfortable and somewhat inconvenient.
Invisalign is an innovative alternative to traditional metal orthodontia. Invisalign uses clear plastic resin aligners to move teeth, rather than brackets and wires. These aligners are removable, and thus they make caring for your smile during the treatment process pretty straightforward. Invisalign is designed to do basically everything that traditional metal braces can do. The one exception: if you need to radically change the structure of your smile, metal braces may be a better option for you.
There are also a few treatment options that allow you to make your smile look straighter and more perfected, without taking the time to actually move your natural teeth. Porcelain veneers, for example, can cover and improve the appearance of minor dental misalignment, as well as close gaps between teeth. Dental bonding—applying customized dental resin to the natural tooth structure—can be used to build up specific teeth so that they look straighter and better aligned.
If you are looking at this list, and you’re not really sure where to start, don’t worry! Our Tinley Park cosmetic dentists are here to help you evaluate all of your options and ultimately choose the perfect treatment for you. Give us a call to schedule a consultation and get started!