Perfectly straight teeth make for a lovely smile. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that everything is perfect below the surface. Unfortunately, perfectly straight teeth can sometimes be a hallmark of undiagnosed jaw problems, airway issues, or problems with jaw clenching. This is because the teeth may have been pushed and pulled or even removed in order to attain the straight lines in the mouth. So, next time you see a perfect smile, don’t be fooled – there may be more going on than meets the eye.
If you’re interested in achieving a beautiful and healthy smile, we can help. At Spanish hills dental, we offer patients a wide array of orthodontic treatment options
It’s Not Just About Straight Teeth
Achieving a straight smile can sometimes mean extractions and years of traditional braces in order to realign teeth correctly. Although the results may be aesthetically pleasing, many people don’t realize that these small changes can actually throw the mouth off balance by a few millimeters.
An unbalanced mouth can put stress on the jaws and TMJs, which can lead to pain and dysfunction over time. So while your smile may be beautiful, you may be smiling through intense jaw pain. Other issues include impacted teeth, which can damage the roots of neighbouring teeth or push erupted teeth into unhealthy positions. In other words, an unbalanced mouth can wreak havoc not just on your appearance but also on your oral health!
Treatments for Straightening Your Teeth
With modern advancements in cosmetic dentistry, a wide variety of advanced orthodontic treatment options are available to straighten your teeth so you can embrace a healthy, beautiful smile!
Invisalign is a great alternative to metal braces for those who are looking to straighten their teeth discreetly and efficiently. On average, Invisalign can straighten teeth in a few months to over a year, as opposed to the typical 1-3 years that it takes with metal braces. Invisalign is clear, smooth, and much more comfortable than metal braces, making them a great option for those who want to smile confidently in public without having to deal with the discomfort or embarrassment of metal braces.
Veneers are a great choice for straighter teeth. They are thin, strong, and designed to look natural, making them a versatile option for improving the shape, balance, and color of your smile. Placing veneers just over the front surface of your teeth can close unwanted gaps and give you the smile you’ve always wanted.
Bonding And Recontouring
Dental bonding and recontouring are two minimally invasive methods that can be used to improve the appearance of your smile. Bonding can be used to fill gaps between the teeth, correct chipped teeth, and improve the overall shape of your smile. Recontouring generally doesn’t require an anaesthetic and can help reduce the risk of further dental issues. Together, these two treatments can significantly improve the appearance of your teeth and help you feel more confident about your smile.
Do You Desire A Straighter Smile?
At Spanish Hills Dental, we love to create beautiful smiles with a gentle touch. Call us today to schedule a consultation! To reach our Las Vegas dental office please give our office a call at 702-257-9444.
We can’t wait to make you smile!