3 Ways to Reshape your Smile without Braces

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Sciota, Pennsylvania

Did you get braces as an adolescent, only to see your teeth shift back out of alignment? This is known as orthodontic relapse and it’s more common than you might realize. Whether you had braces in the past or never sought orthodontic treatment when you were younger, you might be hesitant to get braces as an adult. Good news! There are other ways to straighten your teeth, or just gain the appearance of straighter teeth. We examine three of those methods, today on the blog.

Invisalign

Thanks to advances in dental science, you can straighten your teeth through orthodontic treatment without the brackets and wires of braces. Invisalign straightens teeth through aligner therapy. You receive a set of transparent plastic aligners which are customized to make a snug fit over your teeth. These aligners, using gentle pressure, start to guide your teeth into their preferred alignment. Every few weeks, you return to your Invisalign provider in Sciota and receive a new set of aligners as treatment continues. Invisalign has many benefits as compared to braces. It works more quickly, in most cases. You also can remove the aligners when you eat and clean your teeth. Plus, since they are clear, Invisalign is a very discreet means of orthodontic treatment. Chestnuthill Dental is proud to be an Invisalign provider for patients in Sciota, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding areas.

Veneers

Have you ever heard of “instant orthodontics”? This is a solution for patients with mild crookedness or alignment issues. Veneers are placed on the front of the teeth that are crooked, creating the appearance of straight, perfectly-aligned teeth. It should be noted that this procedure only addresses the appearance of teeth and does nothing to actually correct their alignment. Chestnuthill Dental works with veneers made of dental porcelain, a beautiful, durable and stain-resistant material that possesses a similar translucency to natural tooth enamel.

Dental bonding

What if you want the benefits of instant orthodontics, but don’t have the time or the budget for veneers? Bonding represents a cost-effective solution. A bonding treatment addresses many of the same aesthetic concerns as veneers, including slight cases of crookedness. Bonding is less expensive, minimally invasive and more convenient; your cosmetic dentist often can complete a bonding procedure in an hour or less. Bonding also can conceal a gap between your front teeth, whereas braces or other actual orthodontic treatment take months to close such a gap through the exertion of consistent, gentle pressure.

Cosmetic dentistry in Sciota, Pennsylvania

Whether you want to have a smile with straight, perfectly-aligned teeth, or just have the appearance of a smile full of straight pearly whites, your team at Chestnuthill Dental makes it possible. Drs. Kenneth Chiusano and Mark Pugliese lead a team of experienced, compassionate oral health professionals and can provide both orthodontic and cosmetic solutions to your crooked teeth, without braces. If you’d like to learn more about Invisalign, veneers, bonding or any of the other treatments that we provide, take the next step and schedule a consultation with Chestnuthill Dental today. Just call (570) 402-4001 or contact us on our website.

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