Cosmetic Dentistry primarily focuses on the improvement in dental aesthetics’ overall appearance and function. Cosmetic dentistry is a part of a treatment plan that seeks to restore dental health and improve a patient’s smile. Having a functional and aesthetically pleasing smile is an essential part of your overall health and self-confidence. One of the main focuses of cosmetic dentistry is fixing crooked teeth. Dr. Jason Baldwin discusses why it’s vital to correct crooked or misaligned teeth and offers treatment plans to improve your smile.
Why straighten crooked teeth?
Crooked teeth can be straightened at any age- even as an adult. Crooked and misaligned teeth can contribute to serious health problems and interfere with speech and chewing. In addition, it can cause tension to teeth, jaws, and muscles, potentially causing teeth grinding, TMJ, headaches, or broken teeth.
Straighten Teeth with Invisible Braces
Invisalign is custom-tailored to an exact fit of your mouth. Invisible braces are an ideal option because the aligners are virtually unnoticeable and are removable. With the invisible aligners, the teeth straightening period is relatively shorter compared to regular metal braces.
The esthetic and comfort advantages paired with the various significant clinical benefits make Invisalign an ideal choice. Benefits of choosing Invisalign include improving oral health and care, no metal allergies due to brackets and wiring of standard braces, no food restrictions, and more predictable treatment planning.
Straightening Teeth Without Braces
Dr. Baldwin offers alternatives to braces for straightening the appearance of crooked teeth when there is not a bite problem. He will evaluate your unique needs during a consultation and provide a personalized treatment plan.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Cosmetic dental bonding is an option offered in place of braces. Dental bonding is a simple procedure consisting of a tooth-colored, biocompatible composite resin applied directly to the tooth. The composite material is sculpted to the proper shape and then bonded to the tooth using a special light. There is little to no tooth preparation needed for the bonding procedure. Dental bonding is the most economical choice for appearance and bite function.
Porcelain veneers are another popular cosmetic treatment option. Veneers are a great way to straighten teeth without using braces. Veneers are made of ultra-thin, translucent ceramic material and custom-made. Porcelain veneers are very aesthetically pleasing and often give a natural appearance. Veneers cover the front and sides of teeth and can be used to address other cosmetic concerns like gaps and discolored teeth.
Schedule a consultation
Searching for an experienced doctor with expert skills, dedication, and in-depth knowledge of cosmetics dentistry in the Tahoe City, Tahoe Lake, and Truckee, Ca area? Call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Baldwin to discuss your dental health, goals, and other concerns. If cosmetic dentistry is right for you, Dr. Baldwin can help develop a tailored treatment plan for you, your confidence, and support your goals and overall oral health.