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How to Get a Stunning Smile without Using Braces?

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How to Get a Stunning Smile without Using Braces?

A beautiful, healthy, symmetrical, and strong smile is always in season. Although most people weren’t born with a perfect Hollywood smile, everyone deserves one. Do you want to straighten out your teeth, fix your bite or close gaps but dislike the idea of wearing braces?

Technology has enhanced in recent years, and there are many alternative treatments available. If you have slightly crooked, crowded or even damaged teeth, there are many different ways to correct your smile without resorting to traditional braces. Our dentists at Vita Dental Spring would like to show you how you can straighten teeth without braces, depending on your specific condition.

Gum Contouring

Having crooked teeth isn’t the only reason that your smile is unimpressive. When someone flashes a wide grin, their gums cover more of their teeth than they’d like. This condition is known as having a gummy smile. Many people also feel that it makes their mouth look remarkably childish.

Gum contouring or gum lifting is a cosmetic procedure that reshapes the gums to expose more of a person’s teeth. The surgery laser surgery is performed, and your dentist will likely use a local anesthetic.

Aesthetic Bonding

Having a chipped tooth, or a gap in between two teeth can affect your smile, and bonding might be your best solution to fix it. Bonding is often the best option for an unusually small tooth –also known as a peg- or a tooth that is deformed for any reason.

Whether it’s hereditary or chipped, you can quickly modify the shape of a tooth without undergoing invasive procedures. Aesthetic bonding is also used to correct gaps by somewhat widening the teeth on either side of the gap to reduce the appearance of the space in between.

Invisalign

Invisalign is becoming more popular, and it’s the first choice for both dental professionals and patients due to its comfort and convenience. Our team at Vita Dental Spring is delighted to offer Invisalign, which straightens your teeth using a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners created just for you.

These aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable, and nearly invisible plastic which helps reduce mouth abrasions and tenderness. The clear aligners are removable which makes eating, brushing, and flossing very convenient. Your oral hygiene remains in great condition compared to traditional braces. Also, less time is spent in the dental office for follow up appointments.

Retainers

To correct the patient’s bite and straighten teeth, fixed, bonded lingual retainers are attached with dental cement to the interior surface of the teeth to prevent them from shifting.

Hawley retainers, on the other hand, are removable. They are made from metal wires and acrylic formed to the dental impression of your mouth. The retainers can be made for the lower and upper curves of the mouth to straighten teeth. The detachable retainers are perfect because you can remove them for occasional relief.

Appliances

According to Vita Dental Spring, devices such as the Herbst appliance, straighten teeth by correcting jaw imperfections. It allows the lower jaw to grow in a forward direction which will correct the bite. This appliance aids the lower and upper jaw to meet, which is what is needed to realize straight and perfect teeth. Patients can wear this type of appliance for a year, during which time the orthodontist progressively shifts the lower jaw into the correct position.

A headgear straightens teeth without the need for braces. Children with protruding upper teeth may meed an excessive overbite that’s corrected with a headgear. The headgear places pressure against the child’s upper teeth and jaw thus moving them into position simultaneously. It can be worn for a specific number of hours daily to see any improvements.

Palatal Expanders

A palatal expander widens the arch of the upper teeth for a child’s mouth that may be too small for all the future adult teeth. This is done to create space so that the teeth can align naturally into their correct positions. The expander is attached to the upper molars using dental cement. A special key is used by the dentist to turn a screw in the center; thus, placing steady pressure on the left and right halves of the upper jaw.

These results in extra bone growing between the two halves, thereby increasing the width of the mouth so the teeth can reposition themselves.  Palatal expanders are mostly invisible, but patients can experience minimal discomfort whenever it’s adjusted.

Porcelain Veneers

These are thin ceramic covering bonded to the front of a tooth. Although it doesn’t change the alignment of the tooth, it makes it appear as if you have. It is good for covering small gaps or just a few teeth that are slightly misshapen. Veneers give you the alternative of an attractive smile without a huge time investment.

Do not allow your fear of conventional metal braces to deter you from getting that beautiful and healthy smile you have always wished. Schedule an appointment today at Vita Dental Spring, and we’ll go through all available options so that together we can make a decision that works for you and your lifestyle.

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