If you’ve been looking for ways to improve dental aesthetics, and achieve a straighter smile, our Lincoln Park cosmetic dentists have some information for you. Thanks to advances in the world of cosmetic dentistry, there are now a number of ways to treat dental misalignment; your treatment options go far beyond traditional metal orthodontics.

When you meet with our dental team, we’ll assess the current state of your smile, and help you decide what type of treatment is right for your unique situation. You may ultimately benefit from:

  • Invisalign

This treatment protocol uses clear plastic aligner to incrementally straighten and perfect smiles over time. With Invisalign you can close gaps between teeth, straighten a crooked smile, and correct bite problems, like underbites, overbites, and crossbites. Many patients prefer Invisalign to traditional metal braces because this treatment is comfortable, discreet, and simple to use.

  • Dental Bonding

Rather than moving your natural teeth into better positions, dental bonding builds up select teeth so that the smile appears straighter and more perfected. This treatment option is best utilized to treat minor misaligned and small gaps between teeth. One advantage of dental bonding is that the entire treatment process can be completed in just one appointment, and quite affordably.

  • Cosmetic Veneers

This is another cosmetic option that covers existing teeth, rather than moving them over time. Veneers are thin porcelain restorations that, once in place, completely resurface the patient’s visible tooth. A veneer is only about as thick as a contact lens, so it looks natural and unobtrusive. Because veneers are custom shaped, sized, and shaded, they can be designed to close gaps between teeth, lengthen short enamel, and build out crooked teeth so that they appear better aligned. Generally speaking, it takes two to three appointments to have your veneers crafted, fitted, and then permanently affixed to your teeth.

Improving dental aesthetics doesn’t have to mean undergoing lengthy and expensive cosmetic treatment. Our Lincoln Park cosmetic dentists will help you evaluate all of your treatment options, so that you can achieve the smile of your dreams. 

Nature isn’t so accommodating as to provide us all with straight and seamless smiles; thankfully, there’s cosmetic dentistry for that!

If you’re dealing with crooked teeth, gaps in your smile, or bite dysfunction, there are effective and accessible treatments that can transform your smile. Keep reading to learn more from our Lincoln Park cosmetic dentists

  • Traditionally, misaligned teeth have been treated with metal braces. In these cases, metal brackets are temporarily bonded to the patient’s enamel, and then a metal wire is used to connect these brackets and create torque. Over a period of months or years, a patient’s natural teeth move into better positions.
  • Conventional braces are absolutely still effective for improving dental alignment, however, they are not the only option. Invisalign offers a welcome alternative to metal braces; Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to move teeth over a period of months. Patients love Invisalign treatment because it is discreet and comfortable. Additionally, because these aligners are removable, it’s very easy to care for your smile as you perfect your dental alignment.
  • So far we’ve discussed treatments that move a patient’s natural teeth into better alignment. However, you could alternatively cover and build out your existing enamel in order to make your smile appear better aligned. You could do this by using composite resin, and a process called dental bonding, or you could transform your smile with porcelain veneers. Both of these treatments are applied to natural enamel in order to close gaps between teeth and fill in crooked spaces in the smile. Dental bonding offers the fastest way to improve alignment, as it takes just one appointment to complete. Veneers are usually completed in two to three appointments.

Few of us are born with perfect smiles, but that doesn’t mean we can’t create them! Give our Lincoln Park cosmetic dentists a call, or use the Contact Us page on our website, to get started. 

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