Many people reach a stage when they consider the benefits of straightening uneven or rotated teeth—especially those at the front of the mouth.
For this treatment, dentists will often recommend veneers that effectively ‘cover’ the affected areas.
While this procedure can achieve a good short-term result, it often requires the excessive or unnecessary removal of tooth surfaces which can lead to weakening of the tooth’s structure.
It also means that patients will require a replacement procedure every ten years or so.
A more modern approach that we like to take at Dentist in The Park is to first resolve the crowding of crooked or uneven teeth with clear, removable aligners that gently guide your teeth to the correct position while also broadening your smile.
Invisible tooth alignment
The clear and removable treatment for tooth alignment
If needed, once in a position your teeth can be whitened and then complemented by a composite restoration that matches the new lighter colour.
Even in cases that still require veneers to complete the treatment, because the teeth are already aligned, thinner veneers can be placed directly onto the enamel surface without the need to compromise any of the tooth’s structure.
Similarly, for complex restorative cases such as crowns or bridges, having initial alignment will mean that spaces are corrected, teeth are levelled and rotations eliminated before the restorations begins.
Because this results in stronger crowns that are easier to clean, you also maintain healthier gums and avoid loss of any bone.
Dr Quill has over 20 years of experience with orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry.