Maybe you’ve thought about fixing your crooked teeth, but you think it’s too late. Maybe you don’t like how they look, or maybe they are affecting your confidence. Whatever the case may be, fixing crooked teeth is something that a lot of people struggle with.
The good news is that straightening your teeth in adulthood is possible, and there are fabulous options available to you that don’t include traditional metal braces. It’s never too late to fix your crooked teeth – with treatments including veneers and Invisalign, getting the smile you’ve always wanted is easier than ever before.
Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth. The aligners gradually move your teeth over time, creating a straighter smile by the end of the course. Invisalign is a great alternative to conventional braces – the plastic aligners are almost invisible and so can be used by adults and older teens who do not want others to know they are wearing braces.
The aligners are unnoticeable, and hardly impact your daily life in the same way traditional metal braces do. You take them out whenever you need to, including to eat, or for special occasions or important meetings. Better yet, you can continue to eat the foods you love, as you won’t have to worry about food getting caught in metal, or having to do any special cleaning as you would with traditional braces.
Veneers are a cosmetic treatment that gives patients a brand new smile in just a few visits. They are very thin shells of porcelain that go over the front of your teeth. They are custom made to match the shape, size and color of your teeth. Veneers can fix gaps, discoloration, and chipped or worn teeth.
The first step in getting veneers is to meet with a dentist who will examine your teeth and take impressions of them. The impressions are used by dental lab technicians to make your permanent veneers. Next, you’ll get a set of temporary veneers that will be used as a placeholder until your permanent ones are ready for placement about 2-4 weeks later. At this appointment, the orthodontist removes some enamel from the front surfaces of your teeth and takes another impression so the dentist’s office can create a mockup or preview before they place the permanent veneer on each tooth so that you can make sure it looks perfect before they begin bonding them into place. The process is then repeated for each tooth until all desired veneers have been placed.
Veneers are a fantastic option for patients who want to see faster results when it comes to straightening, or patients who have severely damaged teeth. In just a few short weeks, you can have the straight smile you’ve always wanted.
There are many options for fixing your crooked teeth in adulthood!
It’s never too late to get the straight, beautiful smile of your dreams. If you’re considering treatment options for a straighter smile, contact our team at Litchfield Dental Associates today, and we’ll work with you to decide the best pathway towards a stunning smile!