Properly aligned teeth could prevent wearing, enamel erosion, chipping, and damage to your teeth roots. It could likewise improve your gum’s health and overall oral hygiene as well as boost confidence in your appearance and smile. Further, aligning your crooked teeth will also create a more harmonious relationship between your facial muscles, jaw, and teeth for a more comfortable, functional, and healthier bite.
If you suffer from minor bite issues such as an underbite, crossbite, or overbite, or concerned about gapped teeth, you may be eligible for Invisalign aligners. Invisalign can fix these minor problems with minimal interruption or impact on your daily life, without anyone even noticing that you’re wearing them. For more minor issues, you can also opt for dental veneers. These can conceal gapped teeth, minor bit problems, and chips.
To determine which of these dentistry solutions are best for straightening your teeth, you can visit us at Stiles Family Dentistry in Salem, NH, and consult with one of our dentists.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a discreet orthodontic treatment specifically developed to help people fix bite problems and straighten their teeth much faster than traditional braces can. Unlike braces that use metal wires and brackets, Invisalign functions by utilizing a series of sturdy and clear thermoplastic aligners that are customized to put gentle pressure on specific teeth at predetermined times throughout the entire treatment time. This will result in gradual straightening of your bite with increased convenience and comfort.
What are Dental Veneers?
Sometimes called instant orthodontics, dental veneers are also a viable solution to get a straighter smile. Dental veneers are typically made of porcelain and can give you a straight smile by matching the color and shape of your real teeth and concealing various minor cosmetic flaws such as:
- Minor alignment issues
- Gapped teeth
- Chips, breaks, and cracks
- Disproportionate and worn teeth
- Discolorations and stains that teeth whitening can’t fix
However, since dental veneers are technically not a real orthodontic treatment because they can only hide cosmetic imperfections and not really correct them, you will still have bite issues, but they’ll be concealed behind the veneers. With this in mind, you should discuss your treatment goals with your dentist in Salem, NH, to figure out whether Invisalign or veneers will best address your concerns.
Want to straighten your smile Invisalign or Veneers?
Arrange a consultation with one of our dentists Drs. Papapetros, Giraldo, Masterson, and Lam here at Stiles Family Dentistry in Salem, NH, by dialing (603) 893-4538 today.