Patients with imperfect smiles may approach their dental team to learn more about ways to resolve specific issues. Crooked or misaligned teeth can negatively detract from an otherwise beautiful smile. Dr. Kevin Winters of The Hills Dental Spa Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is here to help patients address these issues with a variety of orthodontic alternatives.
At our practice, there are several ways for patients to straighten one or more teeth:
- Invisalign orthodontics – Invisalign is a popular method of realigning several teeth in the dental arch when mild to moderate misalignment is present. Instead of using brackets and wires to reposition the teeth, Invisalign uses clear plastic trays to achieve the same results. Patients find that Invisalign allows them to feel more confident throughout treatment in the way they look.
- Face Forward orthodontics – another option for patients to consider involves the use of a anterior growth guidance appliance, also referred to as an AGGA. This device is a fixed orthodontic appliance that can change the jaw shape, size, and position to allow for better teeth alignment.
- Dental veneers -patients with one or two teeth that are misaligned near the front of the smile may want to ask Dr. Kevin Winters of Austin, TX about the benefits of dental veneers. These are thin porcelain shells the dentist can bond over the front of a tooth to disguise an imperfection that affects the smile. These restorations are known for lasting many years with proper care.
- Dental bonding – another way for patients to cover gaps and misalignment is with the use of dental bonding, a composite resin that is applied to the tooth, shaped in place, cured, filed, and polished to look just like natural tooth enamel and disguise specific issues near the front of the smile. Dental bonding will last several years before replacement, and unlike porcelain veneers, are susceptible to discoloration/staining.
Which treatment is right for me?
Contact Dr. Kevin Winters and his team at The Hills Dental Spa Cosmetic and Family Dentistry of Austin, TX at (512) 347-0044 to request an appointment. The office is open to new patients and conveniently located at 6839 Bee Cave Road, Building 1, Ste. #300.