Have you ever wondered if it was possible to straighten just the teeth that show when you smile?
Most conventional types of orthodontic therapy are comprehensive. That is, they address the bite alignment of every tooth in your mouth. However, there are other options available that only “fix” the way your front teeth look. This variation of treatment is usually referred to as “cosmetic braces”.
Why Cosmetic Braces?
If your overall bite is relatively healthy, but you have a few crooked teeth at the front of your smile, it’s less invasive to correct their alignment than it is to reshape or cover them. As such, you might want to consider getting braces as part of your smile makeover.
A Faster Fix
When our Dunwoody cosmetic dentists are only addressing the front teeth with braces, the length of treatment doesn’t take as long as a traditional comprehensive case would. Most people see their front teeth lined up within as few as four to six months.
If More Serious Bite Issues Exist
Let’s say you have relatively misaligned teeth, but you need veneers or other cosmetic treatments. It may be important to create a healthy biting relationship between the upper and lower jaw before we can place other restorations. Otherwise, your bite could cause dental work to break and wear down. The alignment of your teeth is essential to having a good “foundation” for your dental work to be built around.
Having straight teeth is a key variable in planning your future smile. At Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry we offer in-house orthodontic treatment to help you achieve a healthier, properly aligned bite. Schedule your consultation today.
Posted on behalf of Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry