If you have crooked teeth, you have probably been toying with the idea for years to do something about them, which probably brings up images of teenagers wearing uncomfortable metal braces and headgear. This is not an encouraging picture. However, nowadays, there is more than one way to have teeth straightened – porcelain veneers and Invisalign are two such ways. Read on for the latest technology in cosmetic dentistry, and how it can help you to have the smile you’ve always wanted!
Why bother getting crooked teeth fixed?
Of course you may be self-conscious about having crooked teeth, but there are other, health-related reasons to get them fixed as well. Crooked teeth can make it difficult to clean them properly, which can mean cavities and eventually even more serious issues. And, crooked teeth can lead to jaw and neck pain, headaches, and the other problems that can come with TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder).
Porcelain veneers are one option for fixing crooked teeth. They are thin pieces of porcelain that can be used to cover up teeth that are very stained or have minor cracks or other damage, but they can also be used to help straighten teeth and to cover up gaps in between teeth. The procedure to get veneers is quick, less than a few hours, and the changes can be dramatic.
Invisalign is a great way to straighten teeth, without the hassle and pain of metal braces. Invisalign uses comfortable plastic trays that you wear over your teeth, which gradually move them into the correct place. You receive a new tray about every two weeks. They can be removed easily for eating, drinking, and a thorough tooth brushing. They are pretty much invisible and are much more comfortable than metal braces.
Metal braces are no longer the only option if you would like to get your teeth straightened. The latest technology makes it easier than ever to have straight teeth. The staff at Soft Touch Dentistry can help you decide which procedure is right for you and best for your teeth. Call for an appointment today, at either the Brighton Office at (617) 782-9250 or the Newton Office at (617) 332-8146.