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How Can I Straighten My Teeth Without Braces?

Crooked teeth are a common source of aesthetic dissatisfaction, but the thought of having to get braces prevents many people from taking action to improve their smile. Braces have a reputation for being uncomfortable and high-maintenance, and many adult patients worry that having them will contribute to a less professional aesthetic. Furthermore, both traditional metal braces and clear aligner systems typically involve long treatment times, often taking months or even years to see results. Fortunately, our skilled Ballston cosmetic dentist, Colin Morton, DDS, has an alternative solution for correcting mild tooth misalignment: porcelain veneers.

Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dentistry solution that can help address mild cases of misalignment through a process known as “instant orthodontics.” Veneers are extremely thin sheets of high-quality dental porcelain that are carefully shaped to fit seamlessly over the front and sides of your teeth. This enables them to effectively cover gaps, elongate short or worn teeth, and create a more straight and uniform smile appearance. Furthermore, unlike braces, they can also correct a range of other aesthetic concerns, including tooth chips, wear, discoloration, and more. It is important to note that porcelain veneers cannot actually reposition the teeth, nor can they correct bite misalignment. Instead, they are designed to give you the enhanced smile appearance you desire without the inconveniences associated with undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Treatment using porcelain veneers can typically be completed in just two office visits: the first appointment will involve prepping the teeth and confirming the color and shape of the veneers, while the second visit will cover the actual placement. Once the veneers have been firmly bonded to the fronts of the teeth, they can provide a comfortable, natural-looking, and long-lasting solution to crookedness, discoloration, and a range of other aesthetic flaws—all in significantly less time than most orthodontic treatments.

Interested in learning more about porcelain veneers? Contact our office today! A member of our knowledgeable and friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have and/or schedule you an appointment with our skilled cosmetic dentist.

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