January 5, 2018
These days it can feel like everyone has a perfect smile. Everywhere you look, from magazine covers to the cashier at the grocery store, you see straight, white teeth smiling back at you. If you weren’t able to have braces when you were younger, there’s still hope – and the best part is that it doesn’t involve getting braces as an adult. If you’d like to correct your smile and have more self-confidence, a dentist in Corpus Christi talks about the benefits of getting porcelain veneers rather than braces.
What Kinds of Problems Can Veneers Fix?
You may be one of the many people that have flaws in your smile that weren’t severe enough that you needed braces as a teenager. But while braces may not have been necessary back then, you might have spent years being bothered by these defects ever since.
You also may have actually had braces, but didn’t wear your retainers and have seen your teeth revert back to the crowded positions they were in before. Or if you’ve been lucky and your teeth are still straight, they may still look different than they used to after years of wear and tear.
If you fall into any of these categories, veneers can help correct the following:
- An Uneven Smile Line
Why Choose Porcelain Veneers in Corpus Christi?
Orthodontic treatment requires monthly visits spread out over a long period of time – potentially years. Braces are also less than desirable from an esthetic standpoint, and can involve some discomfort as the teeth are moved into more ideal positions.
If you go with porcelain veneers instead, you’ll only need to come in for a couple of visits. First, your dentist will take initial impressions and show you how your new smile will look like before the procedure is done. This way, adjustments can be made before any of your teeth have even been touched.
Then your dentist will prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of tooth structure to allow room for the veneer. You’ll go home with temporary veneers while your permanent ones are being made in a lab. This is where the size, shape and color of the veneer will be exactly matched to the rest of your teeth.
A couple of weeks later you’ll go in for your last visit. You’ll leave that day with not only a new smile, but also a newfound sense of confidence. It really can be that fast and easy to feel good about your smile.
If you’d like to know whether you’re a good candidate for this procedure, a cosmetic dentist in Corpus Christi can easily determine that for you during a consultation. You’ll also be able to ask about any other questions you may have.
About the Author
Drs. Pitarra and Sciantarelli are general and cosmetic dentists who believe that everyone can have the smile and self-confidence they’ve always wanted. By continually seeking out continuing education in the latest dental techniques, they help their patients get the results they want with the most minimally invasive procedures possible. They can be contacted via their website or at (361) 855-7171.
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