If you glance in the mirror or see yourself in a picture and immediately wish that you could straighten your smile, there is no time like the present to get in touch with your cosmetic dentist. After all, advancements in technology and the field of dentistry allow patients to achieve their smile goals without having to wear metal brackets and dark-colored wires in the process. In fact, you can now address orthodontic issues like misalignment with veneers! Keep reading to learn more about why this smile-transforming service is commonly referred to as instant orthodontics.
So, Can Veneers Straighten Your Teeth?
In short, the answer is yes! Veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that can address everything from minor misalignment to moderately gapped teeth. In fact, they are known as instant orthodontics because they can correct a number of orthodontic issues in as little as two appointments.
The Process of Getting Veneers
Once you have discussed your smile goals with your cosmetic dentist, it’s time to begin the process of getting veneers. That starts by removing a small layer of enamel, which will ensure your veneers don’t protrude or look bulky in anyway. Next, impressions will be taken of your mouth so the lab artisans can begin working on your final set. In the meantime, you’ll be given temporary veneers to give your new smile a test drive. Once your permanent ones are ready, you’ll come back to our office to have them placed. After making any final adjustments (if needed), your new and improved smile will be ready to show off!
How Your Cosmetic Dentist Can Help
When it comes to the look and function of your smile, your dentist is your greatest ally. Therefore, priority number one should be scheduling a consultation with them to discuss the dental flaws you’d like to address. During this appointment, they can conduct a comprehensive oral exam to determine your candidacy, discuss the pros and cons of each treatment option, and answer any questions you have to ensure you can make an informed decision. From there, they can create a personalized treatment plan that will give you the smile you’ve always wanted!
If you struggle to smile confidently due to minor misalignment or moderately gapped teeth, don’t hesitate to ask your cosmetic dentist if veneers are right for you. After all, in as little as two appointments, your smile goals can become a reality!
About the Author
Dr. Carol Morgan graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry, and she has been helping her patients achieve healthy, happy smiles ever since! She is a fellow of the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and an active member of multiple professional organizations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. If you are interested in addressing crowded, crooked, or gapped teeth, don’t hesitate to schedule an initial consultation with her via website or by phone at 757-412-1400.