Common Problems with Braces and Invisalign
It’s no secret that grown adults don’t want to wear traditional bracket-and-wire braces. The appearance of metal and wires in your smile can affect your professional image and persona in ways you might not like. Looking and feeling like an adolescent again can call even more attention to a crooked smile, and completely defeat the reason you want to straighten your teeth to begin with.
Invisalign is an excellent, more discreet, option—but many patients find it hard to wear the aligners as directed. The estimated 12-18 month period for Invisalign is based on a person wearing the aligners at all times when not dining or cleaning your teeth. Not every lifestyle can accommodate this. Difficulty wearing the aligners can prolong treatment time months, or even years, beyond what the patient might have expected when he or she signed up.
Many people suffering from a crooked smile are wholly unaware of non-orthodontic options, and think they just have to continue to live with a smile they don’t like. Today, however, treatment with porcelain veneers has proven that orthodontics are not the only route to a beautifully straight and even looking smile!
Another Option for Correcting Crooked Teeth
If you don’t have the time for your teeth to slowly move into a better position, porcelain veneers can get the job done in just a few visits to San Diego cosmetic dentist, Dr. David Eshom.
Since each veneer provides a brand new surface on the front of each tooth, they can be designed to counterbalance teeth that are too crowded, overlap, or sit at odd angles. In the hands of an experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Eshom, your veneers will work both individually and as a whole to create a smooth arch of beautifully balanced, evenly spaced teeth.
Another advantage of porcelain veneers is that they address color, as well, so you get a straight, white, beautiful smile. You decide whether you want a dramatically white smile, or one that’s just a few shades lighter than your natural hue. This makes veneers an excellent choice for patients who may have teeth that do not respond to whitening treatments, due to intrinsic (internal) stains, such as those caused by traumatic injuries to the mouth, tetracycline, or fluoridosis.
Veneers can actually address almost any cosmetic flaws in your teeth. If you don’t like the shape of some of your teeth, for example overly pointed canines, the veneers can be created to address this problem. Chips, gaps, and other problems with the surface or shape of your teeth can be corrected all at once.
Free Consultations for Teeth Straightening Treatments
Visit us for a consultation with Dr. Eshom, and he will assess your oral health and alignment to help you determine whether you could be a candidate for teeth straightening via porcelain veneers. Most patients with healthy teeth and gums are able to benefit from this treatment, which is faster and easier than the traditional orthodontics used to straighten a smile. Talk to San Diego Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Eshom to decide which option is right for you.
San Diego cosmetic dentist Dr. David Eshom can help you uncover the smile you’ve always dreamed of! Contact us today at 858-455-9151 to learn more about porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dentistry in San Diego, California.