A straight and seamless smile is a universally sought-after aesthetic feature, but few of us were lucky enough to be born with perfect smiles in our DNA. Luckily, cosmetic dentistry treatments can help us realize the smile of our dreams. Keep reading to learn more about the treatments our Novato cosmetic dentists use to help our patients achieve straight smiles.
You probably already know that traditional metal braces—which use brackets and wires—can move your teeth into better positions. Unfortunately, many patients find this treatment to be overly cumbersome and unattractive, so they just avoid pursuing treatment altogether.
Invisalign offers a welcome alternative to conventional orthodontic treatment. Rather than relying on metal brackets and wires, Invisalign moves teeth using a series of clear plastic aligners. This means that the aligners practically disappear once in place over your teeth. Invisalign is used to straighten smiles, close gaps between teeth, and correct bite issues.
So far we’ve been talking about treatments that actually move your natural teeth. However, you can also achieve a straighter smile by applying restorative and cosmetic dental materials to your natural dental structure. For example, dental veneers, which are thin porcelain restorations, are attached to teeth in order to totally transform the patient’s smile. Likewise, dental bonding can correct the appearance of moderate misalignment; bonding uses composite resin to build out teeth. One advantage of dental bonding is that the entire process takes only one appointment to complete.
Our Novato cosmetic dentists always tailor our patients’ respective treatment plans to meet the patient’s unique needs. It’s important to consider your dental goals, budget, timeline, and post-treatment maintenance preferences before committing to an aesthetic solution. Give our office a call, or submit an inquiry through our Contact Us page, when you’re ready to get started!