One of the problems our Portland cosmetic dentist often helps patients overcome is an unsightly gap between teeth. These gaps can interrupt the clean lines of a row of teeth and make an otherwise beautiful smile look unattractive.
However, many patients are reluctant to try and address a gap because they think the only possible solution is traditional metal braces. And for many patients, braces just aren't an acceptable option.
The good news is that you do have other choices. There are ways of fixing a tooth gap without braces. These solutions include:
- Dental bonding: Dental bonding involves the application of a tooth-colored putty or resin to your teeth. It's a short, simple, safe procedure that can be accomplished in a single visit.
- Porcelain veneers: Another option is the placement of porcelain veneers, which are thin, durable porcelain shells that are strongly bonded to your teeth. Veneers are quite popular because they're strong and lustrous.
- Invisalign: Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional metal braces. A series of clear, removable plastic aligners are used to gradually shift your teeth into their desired position.
- Retainers: Finally, a range of retainer options can also close a gap in your teeth.
Veneers are a more extensive process and take an additional visit to complete. They're usually appropriate for more significant problems, while dental bonding is better suited for relatively mild cosmetic concerns.
So, as you can see, you have options, and you don't have to rely on unsightly metal braces. Dr. Wendling will thoroughly evaluate your teeth in order to help you determine which procedure is right for you.
If you live in or around Portland, Oregon and you need an experienced cosmetic dentist, please call Wendling Contemporary Dental Health today at 503-636-4069 for a consultation and examination.