The Invisalign Treatment
Invisalign takes a modern-day approach to straightening your teeth. This treatment uses a series of aligners that are custom made just for you. This method of alignment is known to be comfortable since the aligners are thin and transparent. Daily use of the Invisalign treatment will steadily shift your teeth into the correct position. Before beginning your treatment, you and our dentist together will choose a plan that properly suits your needs. The unique part of Invisalign is that many will not notice you are in the process of aligning your teeth as the aligners are clear and virtually invisible. Here you will come across some of the steps our dentist takes throughout the treatment:Read more about The Invisalign Treatment
Teens have a lot on their plates between school, extracurricular activities and socializing with friends. Finding out they need braces can add one more stressor to an already lengthy list! Modern orthodontics have come a long way in recent years, and braces are now less obvious and more comfortable.
Invisalign Teen is a clear aligner system providing a nearly invisible way of straightening teeth using clear, removable aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teen’s teeth. These aligners replace the wires, brackets, and bands that traditional braces use. Invisalign Teen can successfully treat most mild to moderate cases of underbite, overbite, overcrowding, and gaps between the teeth.Read more about Invisalign Teen
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth, changing their color, shape, size or length.
What Type of Problems Do Porcelain Veneers Correct?
- Teeth that are discolored -- either because of root canal treatment, stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or the presence of large resin fillings that have discolored the tooth
- Teeth that are worn down
- Teeth that are chipped or broken
- Teeth that are misaligned, uneven or irregularly shaped
- Teeth with gaps between them
Porcelain veneers are stronger and more durable than composite resin veneers and last 10 to 15 years, while composite resin veneers last between five and seven years. Porcelain veneers also resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. As you might assume, porcelain veneers cost significantly more than composite veneers.
Talk to your dentist at Smiles On Calumet about whether porcelain veneers are right for you. Call us at 920-993-1111.