If you have been looking into the world of dental care that can help you address what you think are some cosmetic issues that leave you with a not-so-straight smile, you may come up against some confusion. On one hand, you read that you will need orthodontic care of some sort. On the other hand, you learn that cosmetic treatments like porcelain veneers often fit the bill, allowing you to create what looks like a straighter smile. So, what do you need, will veneers work, and how can you find out, you begin asking yourself? Great news: These are very easy questions for us to answer!
Do You Need Veneers Or Something Else?
Do you need porcelain veneers for your smile if it doesn’t look very straight? Well, the answer might be yes. Or, it might be no. It’s essential that you recognize there are different types of “not straight” smiles. Some of them look less than consistent and lovely due to minor issues that don’t affect one’s overall bite. We call these “cosmetic” problems. Should this be the case, then veneers may suit your needs, especially if you simply want to address some gentle overlapping or fill spaces. However, if your smile is not straight and it does affect your overall bite, this is known as misalignment or malocclusion. You cannot fix this with veneers. This will require orthodontics.
How Can You Find Out For Certain?
How can you know for sure whether you can get the finish you want for your smile with porcelain veneers or if you will require orthodontic care? You might have already figured this one out: You will need to make an appointment to sit down with us. We’ll examine your smile and let you know which direction you will need to take.
Learn About Which Cosmetic Treatment You Need During A Visit
See our team for a visit strictly to discuss cosmetic care! You will quickly learn all about which treatment or treatments will help you achieve a straight-looking smile. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.