• August 1, 2016

If you’re like the millions of Americans out there, it’s possible you have some imperfections in your smile. This can come in many forms: stains, chips, cracks, breaks, or even misaligned teeth. With all of the oral procedures out there, I know it can be hard to decide what works for your smile.

Today, I have a special cosmetic dentistry guide for you. Use this guide when considering the cosmetic dental options you need. It’s important that you read and understand this guide so you can decide what is best for your smile. I’ve had new patients who told me they agreed to a dental procedure they didn’t 100 percent understand and ended up hating the results. Our goal is to give you great information to help you make an informed decision.

Here we go.

Brighten Your mile in One Visit

If you have dingy or stained teeth, you can benefit from whitening treatment. Whitening treatments are safe and affordable, and you can achieve great results in just one visit! Now, this isn’t the case at all offices. Not every dentist can give you a brighter smile in one visit, but we can. We use Zoom! In-office whitening and also an at-home whitening treatment. With Zoom!, we use a special gel activated by a special light to whiten your teeth. This in-house whitening solution is ideal for soon-to-be brides and grooms. We can even schedule a quick whitening session following your regular cleanings and exams. If you have more time to brighten your teeth, we can fashion a special oral appliance and then prescribe a high-strength whitening gel.

Fix Chips, Cracks or Breaks With our Minimally Invasive Treatments

There is nothing more distracting than chips or cracks in your smile. In fact, one chip or flaw can kill an otherwise healthy, beautiful smile. That’s why you need to know the best ways to correct your smile. We often use tooth bonding to fix tiny flaws in a tooth. The bonding material resembles the natural color of your teeth and is extremely durable. Another option is veneers. Our veneers are thin porcelain shells placed on the tooth to cover chips, cracks, and even heavy stains. To place veneers, we need to restore a portion of the enamel and then take impressions for the final restoration. This generally takes two office visits, but the final restoration will last for years and does not stain.

Straighten Teeth Without Brackets and Wires

One of the biggest problems people face is crooked teeth or gapped teeth. Adults and children across the world struggle with orthodontic issues. But while many patients have these issues, no one wants to wear brackets and wires. The good news is that you don’t have to rely on braces to straighten your teeth any longer. Today, we use Invisalign clear orthodontics to straighten your teeth. The best part about Invisalign is that it does not require any brackets or wires. Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to move teeth into a more appropriate position. Our patients love Invisalign because it is virtually invisible and only takes between 9 to 18 months.

Invisalign is not a comprehensive dental treatment, but here’s the thing, not everyone needs comprehensive orthodontic treatment. Our patients say Invisalign is minimally invasive and gives them the freedom to smile during their treatment.

So, there you have it: four cosmetic dental procedures — whitening, tooth bonding, veneers, and Invisalign – that can change your smile. If you need more information about our Invisalign treatment or have flaws in your smile that need attention, call our office today at 248-972-8720 and schedule your first appointment.