3 Ways To A Straighter Smile

Nobody likes crooked teeth!

This is not to mention the problems that crooked teeth can cause that most people don’t even think about.

Did you know that crooked teeth can cause bad breath? That’s right. Bacteria can hide in the places where crooked teeth may overlap and cause you to have bad breath.

This same bacteria can also lead to gum disease which can create a whole new set of problems for you.

Crooked or misaligned teeth can cause extreme wear on your teeth and even cause them to break, crack or chip. This is not uncommon because crooked teeth will cause how your teeth come together, also known as your “bite,” to not be right.

Another issue that is caused by not having a properly aligned bite is called TMJ or TMD. This is the jaw pain that is normally accompanied by a clicking or popping sound that most people get who have this condition. The pain from more advanced forms of TMJ can be unbearable and can cause your jaw to lock up.

If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, then you should definitely think about getting them fixed.

3 Options To Give You A Straighter Smile

Even though we don’t like crooked teeth, most of us just learn to live with it. The main barrier to getting them fixed is the cost for most people. The good news is there are new forms of treatment that are not as costly and do not take nearly as long to complete as other options do.

The other good news is that none of these 3 options involves a mouth full of metal with a bunch of wires. Most people find that traditional types of braces that use metal brackets and wires to be unsightly and uncomfortable.

So let’s get started with the 3 options we offer in our office.

Invisalign

There is no doubt that you have probably heard of Invisalign clear braces. The inventors of Invisalign run very large advertising campaigns around the nation to promote this product and for most people, it truly is a wonderful way to straighten teeth.

Invisalign is simple a series of clear aligners that have been planned out in advance based on your individual case. Each set of aligners are fashioned just for you and your needs. It’s not a one size fits all solution. It’s a custom solution.

How long it takes is dependent on how far your teeth need to be moved in order to achieve the desired result.

The aligners are clear and are replaced about every two weeks to keep your case moving along. There are barely noticeable at conversational distance and they are completely removable so you can maintain a good oral hygiene program at home.

You can pull them out when you eat, brush and floss, and then pop them right back in. The convenience of Invisalign is unparalleled in dentistry.

Six Month Smiles Adult Braces

Six Month Smiles may not be something you have heard of but it is growing in popularity.

This treatment uses tooth colored brackets and a clear wire to straighten your teeth. Like Invisalign, this treatment is popular because they are barely visible and most people do not feel self-conscious while wearing them.

Six Month Smiles is unique in that it only moves the teeth you see when a person smiles. Traditional braces and Invisalign move all the teeth in the mouth.

This allows a person to get a really straight looking smile with a minimal amount of invasiveness if any.

The other great news about Six Month Smiles is the length of treatment to achieve the desired result and just like the name implies, the average length of time to get that straight smile is only 6 months. In some cases, it is even less.

So if you are looking to get a straight smile in a cost effective and non-invasive way, then Six Months Smiles might be the avenue for you.

Porcelain Veneers

Most patients don’t think of veneers as a way to straighten teeth but the fact is they are an excellent way to straighten teeth especially if you have just a few teeth that need to be done. This is not to mention that the treatment time is only a couple of office visits.

Veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain material that are made to fit just over the front of your tooth or teeth. Think of them like a fake fingernail that most ladies get when they get their nails done.

Veneers can not only fixed minor crooked teeth but teeth with cracks, chips and stains also.

If you are using them to fix crooked teeth, then there may be some prep work involved. This is why you really need a dentist that understands veneers and how to use them properly when fixing this condition.

Some people have gotten veneers that were literally to large and left them having a smile that looked as if they had large “buck” teeth or what some call “chicklet teeth.”

Using veneers to fix crooked teeth requires not only skill but an artistic eye that will help you get the best result possible.

Here at Dental Care of Corona, we have the tools, technology and training to provide you with the best result so that when you leave our office, you will be proud and confident in your new smile.

If you have crooked teeth, then we can help. Come in for a consultation and let’s sit down and discuss your situation together. We will then recommend a course of action that will be in line with your goals and budget.

Call us today.

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