If you have decided to enhance your smile, you have probably researched a wide range of cosmetic dental options to decide which one is the best for you. You may have settled on whitening, veneers, or even an invisible orthodontic option like Invisalign. In reality, you might best benefit from a combination of different services for better results. One of the most common examples is teeth straightening and cosmetic veneers.
Beginning with Straighter Teeth
Before you ever begin any type of smile makeover, you want the foundation of your smile to be healthy. Unfortunately, crowded teeth are difficult to keep completely clean and healthy;
they often lead to complications like:
- Periodontal disease (gum disease)
- Cavities between teeth
- Irregular tooth wear
- TMJ disorders
- Broken or chipped teeth and restorations
Naturally straightening your teeth not only helps your smile look better, it helps you keep your smile healthier! While many people see orthodontic treatment as something that is only for looks, it goes much deeper than that. Straighter, healthier teeth help you keep your smile stronger and extend the life of cosmetic treatments such as veneers.
Perfection with Dental Veneers
After your teeth have been aligned properly, you might be surprised to find out that you don’t need as many veneers as you initially thought that you would. Placing porcelain veneers over any misshaped teeth will help your smile look even and fuller. Their translucent hue, customised colour and perfect shape make veneers perfect for polishing off that Hollywood smile. As few as 4 or 6 veneers can completely change what your smile looks like, especially if your other teeth have been moved into proper alignment with one another. Or you can choose to have even more veneers placed for a dramatic first impression. Placing veneers on straightened teeth also makes them easier to care for and longer-lasting. If teeth are crowded when veneers are placed over them, you risk the chance of having an improper bite that wears down your beautiful new teeth. When your teeth bite together properly, the veneers will fit together correctly as well.
What to Expect from Treatment
So how long will your treatment take to complete? Thankfully, convenient orthodontic options like Invisalign can help you easily and quickly straighten your smile without having to wear conventional braces. Most adults achieve desirable results in just 12-18 months. You can even whiten your smile at the same time! Since Invisalign is removable, meals and home care continue as normal without any interruption from brackets and wires. As the teeth straightening comes to a close, your porcelain veneers can be completed in just two appointments. They’re the perfect way to finish off your goal toward a healthier, more beautiful smile.
Are you considering teeth straightening and porcelain veneers? You’re not alone! Broadway Dental has helped thousands of adults achieve beautiful new smiles. We are happy to discuss options with you and provide you with a no-pressure treatment plan that meets your needs. Schedule your smile assessment with Dr Yassmin today!