Are Orthodontics the Only Option for Straighter Teeth?
- Posted on: Jul 24 2014
Wire braces used to be so common that they were practically a rite of passage in childhood. But not everyone is able to wear braces, and if you suffer from crooked teeth, you may wonder if you have any other options. Fortunately, Philadelphia cosmetic dentist Dr. Lindsey Marshall can recommend a variety of ways to achieve a straighter, more beautiful smile without brackets and wires.
Modern dentistry can help your teeth look straighter with a traditional orthodontic solution or with several different cosmetic treatments. One modern orthodontic alternative is Invisalign®, which can straighten teeth without the inconvenience or discomfort of metal braces.
For patients who would prefer a purely cosmetic approach, we offer several options:
- Porcelain veneers: Thin pieces of dental-grade porcelain bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth
- Empress veneers: Similar to porcelain veneers, but made from a special kind of pressed ceramic – excellent option for patients who need several teeth treated at once
- Tooth bonding: Dr. Marshall applies a special kind of resin to reshape and sculpt a superior appearance for a crooked tooth
The procedure for porcelain veneers is minimally invasive, and the final result gives the impression of having straighter teeth without actually adjusting the underlying tooth structure. Because of this, veneers are sometimes called “instant orthodontics.”
Dr. Marshall might recommend one or more of these treatments to address your unique dental needs.
If you’re ready to learn how cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile and self-confidence, please contact Lindsey Marshall, DMD, or call (610) 649-0696 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Marshall welcomes patients throughout the greater Philadelphia area.