You’ve lived with crooked teeth for so many years now that hiding your smile has become second nature. Because you weren’t diligent in wearing your retainers as a teenager, your years of orthodontic treatment went by the wayside as your teeth shifted over time. The memories of your time in braces have kept you from pursuing additional orthodontic treatment over the years, but you sure would like to smile with confidence again. Your dentist in Montville has good news! There are actually options for aligning your teeth without braces, and here’s what you should know.
Invisalign is capable of moving your teeth without the use of braces. It is done with clear plastic aligners that are virtually invisible and can also be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing.
You will need to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours per day and change them every two weeks. They are designed to provide a snug fit that is comfortable to wear and discreet, so no one will ever know you are straightening your teeth.
Invisalign can typically be completed faster than traditional braces and it works well for most patients. Your dentist can determine if you’re a candidate for Invisalign during an exam and consultation.
Capable of covering imperfections and changing the appearance of your teeth, porcelain veneers can actually correct some misalignment issues. Because veneers are bonded directly to your tooth, they provide durability and strength.
You can also brighten your teeth by choosing a lighter shade for your veneers. They are stain resistant, so you don’t have to worry about whitening your teeth. Your veneers can be completed quickly, typically in one or two appointments, so you’ll be enjoying your new smile in a matter of weeks.
Dental bonding uses composite resin that is added to your tooth to fix imperfections, and it can often be used for misalignment issues. Composite is customized to match the shade of your teeth so it blends seamlessly with your smile. It’s a quick, effective, and non-invasive treatment that is also very affordable.
Would you like to learn more about the possibilities for your smile? Contact your cosmetic dentist in Montville today to arrange a consultation.
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Comprehensive Dental is comprised of a highly skilled team of dentists committed to offering comprehensive and high quality care in a warm and caring environment. Patients will find state-of-the-art equipment in a clean and modern office.
If you would like to contact Comprehensive Dental, our dentists can be reached through our website or by calling 973-633-5666.