Archive for April, 2012
When you have crooked teeth, you might feel self-conscious and hesitant to meet new people. Crooked teeth can also interfere with proper speech patterns for some, and if you work in a field
that requires a lot of contact with others or requires you to make presentations, this can be devastating.
A Dallas Invisalign treatment is a good choice for many people who have crooked teeth, but it’s not the only choice a person has.
Metal Braces, Clear Braces
Some people still opt for traditional metal braces when they have crooked teeth or when considering the best straightening option for their child’s teeth. These types of braces take
many years to fix the problem and they can be unsightly and uncomfortable, but they are the least expensive option. Most dentists offer clear braces, which are almost identical to metal braces except that they’re made of clear plastic rather than metal. This makes them less unsightly.
Bonding and veneers are another option if you don’t want to use a Dallas Invisalign product. The procedure involves a dentist filing down the teeth that are crooked or jut out from the gum line and then use a bonding product to build them up but in a way that makes them appear to be in line with the other teeth. Bonding can also be added to teeth that are behind the gum line or teeth
that are undersized.
Making a Choice
It will be up to you and to your Dallas dentist to choose the best straightening option for your mouth. Each has its advantages, but the Invisalign product is quickly growing in popularity because it’s virtually invisible and easily snaps into place. This makes it a great option for adults whose careers bring them into contact with others, and who may then be self-conscious about traditional braces.
Your Dallas dentist will tell you whether or not bonding and veneers will work for your particular concerns. Don’t forget that you’ll need to invest time as well as money when straightening your
teeth. The results will be that you’ll feel more confident because you’ll have the smile you’ve always dreamed of.