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Feb
16

Cosmetic Teeth Straightening

Straighter looking teeth don’t mean that you have to spend years in braces. In fact, you might consider asking your dentist about cosmetic teeth straightening! What is cosmetic teeth straightening? It’s like having braces, but only for your front teeth! Cosmetic straightening helps correct some front teeth that have:

  • Crowding
  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Irregular bites
  • Overbites

Shorter Treatment Times

Using orthodontics such as clear aligners, tooth colored braces or self-litigating brackets, your dentist can straighten your teeth using cosmetic approaches. But that isn’t all; the treatment time is much shorter. Why? – Because you’re only straightening the teeth in the front of your mouth. Since the back teeth don’t need to be adjusted, the results are faster. In fact, many people find that they can have their front teeth straightened in just 6 months. Some are completed even sooner.

Straightforward Effects

Since cosmetic straightening only addresses certain teeth, you’ll see results much quicker. Within just a couple of months you will already begin to notice significant changes in your smile as your teeth become aligned. As soon as your front teeth are in their desired positions, the orthodontics are discontinued and you are given a retainer to help you maintain tooth spacing. That way your results can last for years.

Cosmetic teeth straightening does not impact the relationship of your back teeth. Because of this, it isn’t right for everyone. Your dentist can perform a short exam to assess your bite patterns; aesthetic needs and determine which options are best for you. Enjoy quick results and comfortable options for a more beautiful smile. Schedule your bite analysis today!

Posted on behalf of:
Springfield Lorton Dental Group
5419-C Backlick Rd
Springfield, VA 22151
(703) 256-8554

 

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