Fixing Alignment Issues in Your Smile Makeover

Smile Makeover Albuquerque, NM

Patients consider a smile makeover for many different reasons. Sometimes it can be replacing missing teeth or changing the shape and size of the teeth. In other cases, patients are interested in correcting alignment issues. Common complaints include the front teeth not being centered in the smile, spaces between teeth and crowding of teeth. These can often be corrected with restorative techniques in modern dentistry. 

Types of treatments

Depending on a patient's oral health status, different options can be explored to recreate a smile. Orthodontics have traditionally been used to address alignment problems and are a valuable part of a smile makeover. However, for patients wanting to steer clear of lengthier treatments, other options can be explored. 

Traditional braces

Braces consist of brackets cemented to each tooth and wires that are manipulated to move teeth. While braces used to be silver-colored and bulky, newer braces are less noticeable. There are clear brackets that some patients find more agreeable. Braces can be a good option for patients looking to correct severe alignment issues or for patients who have problems with an overbite, underbite or crossbite. 

Clear aligners

Orthodontics have come a long way in recent years, and clear aligners are more popular than ever. These are custom-fit retainers that the patient wears all day and at night; they are only removed for eating. This type of appliance can be used to fix minor alignment issues for patients who do not want to change the shape or length of the teeth. It is also a less noticeable option than braces due to the retainers being made of a transparent material. 

Crowns

For patients wanting to change the shape, color or size of the teeth, crowns can serve multiple functions in a smile makeover. Dental caps can help mask alignment issues while giving the patient the cosmetic changes they desire. Crowns do remove the most tooth structure of all the options for changing the alignment of teeth, so the treatment should be carefully considered and discussed with a dentist before pursuing. 

Veneers

Similar to crowns, veneers can change the appearance of the natural teeth while filling in gaps or masking crowded teeth. These porcelain covers tend to require less tooth structure removal than crowns but are still a restorative option that should be well-researched by the patient. Veneers do not cover the entire tooth but rather just the front surface. They are more commonly used on top teeth than bottom teeth, so for those wanting to change the alignment of the bottom teeth, another option may be preferred. 

Conclusion

Changing the alignment of teeth can be a key step in restoring a person's smile. Not only does it benefit the patient by addressing issues with the patient's bite, it can make for a dramatic cosmetic transformation. Patients wanting straighter, more evenly spaced teeth can explore the many options now available. For those hoping to begin a smile makeover, a consultation with a dentist is the recommended first step. 

Request an appointment here: https://albuquerquedentaldesign.com or call Family & Cosmetic Dental Design at (505) 359-2289 for an appointment in our Albuquerque office.

Check out what others are saying about our dental services on Yelp: Smile Makeover in Albuquerque, NM.

Recent Posts

Habits To Avoid After Your Smile Makeover

For individuals longing for a more beautiful set of teeth, a smile makeover can help improve appearance and boost confidence. While some procedures may take several visits to complete, others produce results in just one appointment. However, patients need to be aware of the changes that are necessary to keep the improvements in top condition.…

Questions To Ask Your Dentist About A Smile Makeover

If you are thinking about getting a smile makeover, you probably have concerns about which treatments are most effective and how much time it will take before you get the results you want. How extensive a smile makeover is depends on the severity of the dental issues the patient has.A smile restoration for a person…

Pros And Cons On Common Treatments Used To Fix Your Smile

When you are trying to fix your smile, there are a wide range of options available. Many dental issues can be treated with a range of procedures, so it is typically up to the patient to consider what they are more comfortable with and what their budget allows for.Without any further ado, here are both the benefits…

Visit Our Dental Office For A Smile Makeover

Regardless of what you do not like about your smile, we can fix it. Whether you have teeth that are severely stained, are discolored from years of smoking or drinking coffee, gaps between your teeth, or teeth that are missing or crooked, we have the treatment solutions to help. This is what makes us such…

Recent Posts

Invisalign Aligners For Teeth Straightening

Invisalign Aligners For Teeth Straightening

Invisalign® aligners are one of the options you might encounter if you are considering teeth straightening. It is a significant step that could ensure lifelong confidence and a healthy oral cavity. Away with the metal braces that use brackets and wires, Invisalign aligner uses a system of transparent plastic trays to straighten the teeth, removing…

How You Can Restore Your Smile With Partial Dentures

How You Can Restore Your Smile With Partial Dentures

If you need partial dentures, you may be experiencing self-confidence issues or anxiety over the gaps in your smile. Fortunately, you can quickly fill in those gaps and give yourself back the beautiful smile that you remember. Anyone missing teeth (or will soon be missing after some are extracted) is a potential candidate. Dentures are false…