Many patients have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite. While many dental problems can be avoided with proper oral care, crooked teeth require orthodontic or cosmetic treatment. Drs. Charles A. Robertson and Nicholas Perry Orchard offer cosmetic dentistry treatments that enhance the beauty of the smile by addressing imperfections such as crooked, misaligned teeth. These teeth straightening treatments allow our Corpus Christi, TX patients the opportunity to have a beautiful smile without the need for the cumbersome metal brackets and wires that are required for traditional orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign® is one of the greatest advances in teeth straightening treatment, and one that has gained a reputation for its successful results. Invisalign® offers patients the most discreet teeth straightening technique. Similar to how traditional braces work, Invisalign® places subtle pressure on the teeth over a prolonged period of time so that they gradually shift into proper position. This treatment can straighten crooked teeth and correct a misaligned bite to enhance the beauty of the smile while simultaneously improving a patient’s overall oral health.
Where Invisalign® differs from braces is how the straightening of the teeth is achieved. Rather than using uncomfortable and noticeable metal brackets and wires, Invisalign® treatment involves the use of a series of clear, plastic aligners. These aligners fit over the teeth and apply gentle pressure to encourage the movement that is needed. One of the greatest advantages of Invisalign® treatment is the fact that these aligners are barely visible when worn. Additionally, the aligners are far more comfortable than traditional braces, and can even be removed when a patient is eating or brushing the teeth. This level of convenience makes Invisalign® invisible braces a popular teeth straightening treatment.
Despite the many advantages of Invisalign®, there are patients that are looking for a quicker teeth straightening option. Porcelain veneers can be used to give the teeth a straighter appearance, which is why they are often referred to as instant orthodontics. These fabrications are thin, porcelain shells that are bonded to the facial surface of the teeth to conceal cosmetic flaws. Gaps between the teeth, crooked teeth, and minor alignment problems are just some of the conditions that can be addressed with porcelain veneers. Although porcelain veneers do not physically straighten the teeth, they can provide patients with the appearance of a straight, even, attractive smile, and they can do so in just two dental appointments. This cosmetic treatment is a great option for patients whose alignment problems have not impacted their oral health, and who want to quickly and significantly improve the appearance of the smile.
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Crooked teeth do not have to compromise the appearance of your smile. Drs. Charles A. Robertson and Nicholas Perry Orchard offer cosmetic treatments that provide patients with the straight, even teeth they desire. To learn more about our teeth straightening treatments, schedule an appointment with Dr. Robertson or Dr. Perry at your earliest convenience. During your appointment, we will examine your teeth and determine which treatment will best suit your needs.