Dr. Jim Lassiter is a dentist in Milton, Florida that helps patients with crooked teeth achieve the smile of their dreams. Invisalign, tooth bonding, and porcelain veneers can be used to improve the aesthetics of crooked teeth or correct their position. Learn more about the treatments Dr. Lassiter and his dental team offer their patients below:
Treatments for Crooked Teeth
Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners that shift teeth into a straighter position over a series of months. Invisalign is a faster and more comfortable alternative to metal braces. The average time of treatment with Invisalign is twelve months or less, and metal braces often have an average treatment time that spans several years. The aligners used in Invisalign treatment are also clear and less noticeable than traditional braces. Invisalign aligners can be removed and cleaned for a more efficient treatment process.
Tooth bonding is a treatment option that can help rebuild the tooth structure and lighten the appearance of teeth by several shades. It uses composite resin to change the size and shape of teeth. The resin also blends in with teeth for a more natural look. Tooth bonding is less permanent and more economical than porcelain veneers. This treatment can be a great option for patients who may not want to commit to the more permanent option of porcelain veneers.
Made of ultra-thin, high-quality porcelain ceramic, porcelain veneers can be a great aesthetic treatment for crooked teeth. Porcelain veneers are color-matched to natural teeth so that they can blend in perfectly. During treatment, dental impressions will be taken of your teeth so that the veneers fit onto teeth properly. The specifications of your veneer shape and color will be sent to a dental lab for fabrication. When the dental veneers are complete, the surface of your teeth will be cleaned and polished and the veneers will be carefully bonded to teeth. Any final adjustments will be made to ensure that the veneers fit comfortably.