For patients with crooked or crowded teeth, metal braces may seem like the only option available. However, we can often use cosmetic treatments to correct uneven smiles without the use of metal braces. If you live in the Urbandale, IA area, Dr. Lawson and her teeth can help you straighten your teeth with life-like dental veneers.
The Health Risks of Poor Alignment
How does an uneven smile impact your overall oral health? Crooked or crowded teeth provide nooks and crannies for food particles to become trapped. These can remain behind even if you brush and floss. Soon, bacteria break down the particles and in the process, lead to the onset of tooth decay and gum disease. Misalignment also leads to pressure on the jaw joints, which can make TMJ disorder and bruxism more likely. By correcting the issue, you can enjoy a healthier smile.
Veneers as Instant Orthodontics
What if we could use porcelain veneers instead of braces? Veneers fit over the front and sides of a tooth, allowing us to completely alter the appearance of the tooth. Which means we can place these restorations and correct the appearance of minor misalignment, helping you achieve a stunning new smile without the use of orthodontics. We can also use them to repair minor damage, close gaps between teeth, and mask permanent teeth stains.
The MTM® System
We can also use the Minor Tooth Movement system (MTM Clear Aligners). Instead of metal brackets and wires, we create a series of clear plastic aligners, which fit comfortably and help shift your teeth to optimal positions. In a matter of months, we can use these aligners to help improve the alignment of your smile. The aligners can also be removed before you brush and floss or eat, meaning you don’t need to change up your routine or avoid certain foods. If you have any questions about the MTM system or about our dental veneers, then contact our office today. We want to help you enjoy a beautiful smile!
Do You Need Orthodontic Treatment?
Dr. Lawson and our team can address misalignment with cosmetic alternatives to regular orthodontics. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling our sleep dentistry office in Urbandale, IA, at 515-278-4366.