If you have crooked teeth, you may wonder “why?” If teeth are made to align correctly, why are so many people’s smiles misaligned and crooked? One theory says it’s because of our modern diet. As early humans, we ate tougher, harder foods, and didn’t cut things up before chewing. Therefore, our jaws were much stronger and grew bigger during childhood. Today, our soft diet creates smaller jaws that are less likely to be able to adequately fit all our teeth in alignment. Crooked teeth are quite normal. But for our Denver patients who are looking to straighten their smile, we have cosmetic treatment solutions for you — like porcelain veneers or orthodontics.
Our Denver dentists’ cosmetic treatments can offer dramatically straighter smiles, through different approaches suitable for different patients. When you’re ready to create a more appealing smile, schedule a cosmetic consultation with us at 303.534.2626.
Cosmetic Dentistry at Metro Dental Care
At Metro Dental Care, our cosmetic dentistry solutions help to improve the look of your smile. Whiter, straighter, more symmetrical smiles are possible through our range of treatments.
Not every patient may immediately qualify for cosmetic dentistry procedures. At our Denver practice, our first priority is the health of your teeth and gums. Before any cosmetic treatments are performed, a thorough examination ensures that your oral health is strong, and no restorative treatments are needed. If we do detect cavities, periodontal disease, or an additional health issue, the teeth or gums are treated fully before moving forward with cosmetic services.
In particular, two cosmetic treatments—orthodontics and porcelain veneers—correct crooked teeth to give you a straighter more symmetrical smile. Learn more about both treatments below:
Our practice is proud to offer Invisalign® treatment, a modern approach for orthodontic solutions. The clear aligners used in Invisalign treatment work just as effectively as traditional braces—in half the time! The average treatment time for Invisalign patients is just 12 months.
With Invisalign treatment, patients can maintain an unobstructed smile, and remove the aligners when eating or brushing to maintain optimal oral health during treatment. Invisalign’s unique design allows the plastic aligners to shift teeth into alignment little by little utilizing pressure points within the aligners that are adjusted with each new aligner set, or about every two weeks.
Invisalign is usually a great treatment option for patients with mild or moderate teeth alignment issues who are looking to correct the misalignment and experience improved smile aesthetics, as well as oral health; treating crooked teeth has been shown to help reduce tooth decay as teeth are easier to clean, and food particles or plaque is less able to become trapped in hard-to-reach areas of the mouth.
Fabricated in a dental lab from very thin pieces of medical-grade ceramic, porcelain veneers are a type of durable cover for the teeth visible in your smile. Veneers hide a host of aesthetic issues in otherwise healthy, functional teeth. While they usually last up to 20 years, veneers must be maintained once placed. In traditional veneers, a significant amount of tooth enamel must be removed from teeth during the placement procedure. While teeth remain strong and healthy, extra protection from veneers is advised. It’s important to note that the cost of veneers is much steeper than many other cosmetic treatments because they are custom-fabricated for your unique smile, and offer long-lasting results.
Porcelain veneers are able to camouflage mildly crooked teeth, with beautiful results after just two appointments. With veneers, short treatment times mean that you can experience a straighter, more luminous smile without the long treatment times of orthodontics.
Schedule Your Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
If you are looking for a solution to crooked teeth, our dentists can help you decide on the cosmetic treatment that will leave you most satisfied and comfortable with your smile.
We know that a smile is so much more than healthy teeth—your smile says a lot about you, and can affect your confidence and self-esteem. If you are ready to discuss treatments and start learning more about the costs involved for treatment, schedule a cosmetic consultation. Contact our practice today!