If you have uneven teeth, you may feel uncomfortable showing the world your smile. You may also feel uncomfortable with the idea of metal braces or other common orthodontic solutions. But what if we could correct the appearance of misalignment in Waukee, IA, with lifelike porcelain veneers instead of braces?
What Does Misalignment Do to Our Oral Health?
Crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth impact more than just the appearance of our smiles. They often make brushing and flossing difficult, providing places for food particles to remain trapped. Bacteria then break down the particles, a process that leads to plaque buildup and an increased risk of tooth decay and periodontal problems. Misalignment also puts pressure on the jaw joints, elevating the chances of TMJ disorder and bruxism forming. In order to avoid poor oral health and discomfort, addressing misalignment may be necessary.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers offer our patients smile transformation in just two visits. First, we remove a thin layer of enamel, making room for them. We take detailed impressions that we use to design and create the veneers. Made from very thin shells of porcelain, they fit over the tooth an instantly change the color and shape. We’ve used them to close gaps between teeth, mask permanent teeth stains, address malformed or damaged teeth, and lengthen worn down teeth. The porcelain material ensures they provide a strong restoration that looks natural, blending with the smile.
Correcting the Appearance of Misalignment
When placed, we’ve used them to correct the appearance of minor misalignment. Patients enjoy a visibly straighter smile without wearing orthodontics for prolonged periods. They help improve oral health while also offering patients a smile they’ll be proud to show the world. If you have any questions about our porcelain veneers, or about how we can use them to correct the appearance of misalignment, then contact our team today.
Ready for a Beautiful New Smile?
Dr. Lawson and our team will use custom restorations or possibly clear aligners to help correct your uneven smile. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling our sleep dentistry office in Waukee, IA, at 515-278-4366.