When people think of smile enhancement, treatments such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers usually come to mind. However, orthodontics can truly revolutionize your smile if you have crooked teeth. Correcting the problem will result in a more beautiful smile and improved oral health. Crowded or crooked teeth can be difficult to clean effectively, which can lead to an increased risk of decay and gum disease.
Some people suffer from outdated perceptions of braces, remembering the bulky metal mouths associated with adolescents. Modern orthodontic treatment is more esthetic, comfortable, convenient, and effective than in the past. More adults are seeking orthodontic treatment than ever before as the value of good oral health and an attractive smile is becoming increasingly apparent.
Teeth can be straightened in a number of ways, and Dr. Sameet Koppikar, of Biltmore Dental Center in Phoenix offers several types of orthodontic treatments to meet the individual needs of his patients. Traditional metal braces are usually the most effective option for those with severe malocclusion. Six Month Smiles is a terrific option for patients who want a quick method to straighten their front teeth that are visible when they smile. Invisalign provides convenient, discreet, comfortable orthodontic treatment with clear aligner trays that are nearly invisible when worn and can be removed when eating or brushing and flossing.
After orthodontic treatment is complete, it is usually recommended that patients wear a retainer to help the teeth maintain their new alignment. Teeth tend to drift from their new locations, especially immediately following treatment. Retainers stabilize the position of the teeth, permitting the supporting structures to reorganize and strengthen after active tooth movement. Teeth tend to shift and move over time, even when there hasn’t been orthodontic treatment, and the movement can be more pronounced when there has been correction to their alignment. Retainers can protect that beautifully straight smile.
Biltmore Dental Center offers beautiful porcelain veneers to cover esthetic flaws and create beautiful smiles. They can be an alternative option for patients who have cosmetic concerns about minor misalignment in their front teeth. Although veneers do not change the alignment of the teeth, they can give the appearance of beautifully straight teeth. Many of the stunning smiles you see on movie stars are the result of porcelain veneer treatment.
Call (602) 954-8200 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sameet Koppikar, he will use his training, expertise, and experience to guide you to the best solutions for all of your dental concerns.