Alternatives to Orthodontics
The patient had been told by our office and others that she would benefit from orthodontics to straighten her front teeth. Her occlusion was functional and stable but she had cosmetic concerns. She had previously had some bonding that helped a little bit but she wanted a more uniform smile with as little drilling as possible.
Straighten teeth with Veneers
Six porcelain veneers, bonding, and some shaping of other teeth made for a dramatic improvement in her smile. Smiling always came easy for this dental assistant (from another dental office) but now she smiles with confidence.
Can veneers be done instead of doing orthodontics
Veneers instead of braces is a common question cosmetic dentists get asked. Many patients want to avoid the lengthy orthodontic process and just have veneers. Veneers are well known to be an excellent way to improve one’s smile. Unfortunately, the more out of alignment your teeth are, the more the cosmetic dentist would have to drill into your teeth to align them. Ideally, an orthodontist is enlisted to align the teeth and then the cosmetic dentist doesn’t have to do as much drilling. A well trained cosmetic dentist can do a no or minimal preparation to the teeth to cover over them with a thin sheath of porcelain to tweek the “Look”. the bottom line is that orthodontics is almost always the best way to straighten and align teeth. It is considered a non invasive / non destructive way of cosmetically improving a smile.
How Dental Crowns and Veneers Can Straighten Teeth
Traditionally, orthodontic treatments have provided individuals with straight teeth. But, with ground-breaking technology, there are now alternatives to achieving perfectly aligned teeth, with minimal time, energy, and risk. At Lake Forest Dental Arts, Dr. James Fondriest can create straight teeth with porcelain veneers and crowns, ensuring optimal oral health and wellness.
Tooth Alignment Treatment Alternatives
Instead of braces or retainers to achieve a straight smile, many individuals are turning to non-invasive treatments for straight teeth. Many individuals lead busy lives and have neither the time or energy for orthodontics. Dental crowns and veneers can provide instant alignment, usually with one or two visits to the dentist.
Benefits of Dental Crowns for a Straight Smile
If you suffer from gapped or misaligned teeth, Dr. Fondriest can achieve an impressive change by using dental crowns to straighten them. Dental crowns are made from durable materials, and can be shaped to match the appearance of a natural tooth. Dental crowns can also protect a weak tooth and can strengthen chewing.
How Porcelain Veneers Will Straighten Teeth
Porcelain veneers are another alternative to straightening teeth without using orthodontics. They can be applied to crooked teeth within one or two visits. Porcelain veneers can be shaped and crafted to look like a natural tooth and are made from durable materials.
Before your dental veneer or crown treatment, Dr. Fondriest will thoroughly examine your teeth, while listening to your thoughts, issues, and concerns. He will create a teeth alignment regimen that will provide years of comfort, while being aesthetically pleasing.
Contact Us Today
If you would like to learn more about teeth alignment with dental crowns or veneers, schedule a consultation with Dr. Fondriest by calling 847-234-0517. We look forward to creating a dazzling smile that will provide confidence, and years of longevity.