Los Angeles Crooked Teeth Straightening
There are many options for straightening crooked teeth. Understanding your options and their benefits is the first step to a beautiful, straight smile. Millennium Dental in Los Angeles, California provides a full range of services for fixing crooked teeth. Two successful methods we will discuss are porcelain veneers and Invisalign.
Many people have used traditional braces in the past, and have successfully straightened their crooked teeth. The method is extremely effective, but has many downsides. The process of traditional braces is long and arduous. Not only can they be painfully abrasive to the soft tissue, but they can destroy a persons smile during the entire process. People will avoid smiling so they won't have to display their “metal mouth.”
If you are someone who wants a more user friendly alternative to braces, then Invisalign might be the right option for you. Invisalign is a way to straighten the teeth using plastic aligners that work to move your teeth into the proper position. The process works over the course of a year or two, and will provide a permanent solution to crooked teeth.
The benefits to Invisalign are immense. The aligners simply cover your teeth, imitating their smooth contours and eliminating the abrasive metals. Additionally, the fact that they are almost invisible to eye allows people to smile confidently while wearing them. Perhaps one of the main benefits is that they are easily removed when eating or drinking.
Veneers are usually for the people who want the immediate alternative. Porcelain veneers work as an ultra-thin cover which allows the crooked teeth to appear straight. They will appear as if they are your actual tooth, but will fix the crooked smile. The process is relatively short, since it only relies on attaining the proper custom veneer that fits your teeth.
If you have one crooked tooth to correct, it may not be worth it to go through the Invisalign process. On the other hand, if you have a whole smile you want to adjust, or desire to keep your natural teeth, then Invisalign might be the right choice for you. Speak with a cosmetic dentist at Millennium Dental to determine the choice that is right for your smile.