Man of us would love nothing more than a perfect smile, myself included and I recently decide to take action and went to see my fantastic dentist Dr. Kami Hoss to see what options I had in front of me. I have always looked after my teeth and I do not have any health issues or even color issues when it comes to my smile. The problem was that when I was younger I was given a retainer and I didn’t like it very much so I kept taking it out, twenty years later I regret that decision very much and I have crooked teeth as a result. If you are like me and want to fix your smile for good, here are the options which I have been given to choose from.
Brace or Retainer
The brace or retainer can still make a huge difference to adults as the teeth are still supple enough to move. A brace is a metal wire which is placed though brackets that have been attached to your teeth, these are tailor-made for you so that you can get the result that you are looking for. Braces have a very high success rate and whilst they do hurt slightly as your teeth move, the biggest problem is that not everyone wants to have some metal in their mouths. A retainer is almost identical to a brace although you can remove it on a nighttime.
Veneers are the ultimate solution for those who looking for an instant result when it comes to getting that perfect smile that they are after. The process is not easy by any stretch of the imagination and it is also a costly treatment. With this being said, veneers can give you a perfect looking smile after just a few appointments. The reason I say that this is the ultimate solution is because once you have veneers fitted, there is no going back to your natural teeth because they are shaved down in order to accommodate veneers. Veneers are usually made of high quality porcelain and they are just as strong and stable as your natural teeth. Another plus to veneers is that they do not stain so you will not have to worry any longer about those cups of coffee or glasses of wine.
Invisalign is the treatment that I am swaying towards and it is a great option for those who want the effects of braces, without having metal in their mouths. The implement is a plastic mouthguard-style piece which is moulded so that it can move your teeth about, you will have to have a new piece put in every six months or so to keep up with your dental movements and the best part about it is that you will not be able to see it inside your mouth.
Which option would you choose?