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Veneers Vs Invisalign: What Option Is Best For You

cosmetic dentistryHaving crooked teeth can not only make you feel self-conscious about smiling for photos, but they can also make you look a bit unprofessional if you work in a professional field where you interact with clients or customers on a regular basis. And although metal braces offer patients great results with very little cost involved, they can make you, as an adult, feel more like a teenager going through puberty than a business professional. Luckily, Dr. Paul Peterson’s office offers two alternatives to traditional metal braces: veneers and Invisalign. Read on to learn more about these procedures.

Veneers offer patients who have crooked teeth a great way to get a more professional and straight looking smile. By simply filing down your existing teeth, Dr. Paul Peterson will then glue porcelain veneers on top of them. As a permanent fixture to your teeth, dental veneers come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, so you can rest assured that you will get the best results possible. However, it should be noted that if you have jawbone issues that require some alignment, that veneers won’t be able to help. Because veneers are simply cosmetic and don’t involve moving any of your teeth or jaw around, they aren’t a solution for everyone.

Invisalign involves straightening your natural teeth by wearing a series of custom fit clear dental trays that work to straighten your teeth over the period of time. During your first appointment with Dr. Paul Peterson, he will take a mold of your mouth and will then develop a series of trays that you will then rotate out every few weeks to a month, depending on the path that you take. Every time you advance to the next tray, it will be indication that your teeth are moving a little bit more each time. As one of the many advantages of Invisalign, patients can take them in and out to eat, which means that you won’t have to worry about food getting caught in your brackets. Additionally, although it isn’t completely invisible, Invisalign is hard for most people to see, which means that you won’t have to feel self conscious when wearing them in public.

If you are an adult who has crooked teeth and would like to fix them without going with the traditional metal brace route, contact Dr. Paul Peterson’s office today to schedule an appointment!

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