Smile makeover generally refers to a customized “package” of dental services or treatments whose goal is to dramatically change and improve a person’s smile. Using a combination of various dental treatment techniques ( cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers, dental crowns, implants, etc.), we correct the existing imperfections and create the much desired stunning smile. Smile makeovers require not only the mastery of many different dental skills, but also an artistic and creative vision.
Cosmetic Dentistry – Orleans Orthodontics
Teeth are continuously exposed to a myriad of food additives and colorants that eventually leave their mark in the form of stains and discoloration. We can help you restore your “white and bright” smile in the comfort of your own home. Our take-home whitening kits will change the look of your smile in as little as two weeks. You simply wear the bleaching trays overnight for approximately two weeks and you will be amazed by the results. Your teeth will be several shades whiter, brighter, and healthier looking. Basic, simple and easy goes a long way!
Veneers are very thin layers of porcelain that are bonded onto the front surface of the natural tooth. They can be used either to improve the appearance of the tooth (discoloration, shape irregularities, gaps, etc.) or to repair minor damage and protect the tooth. A close collaboration with the dental lab is essential to obtain a good color “match” with the neighboring teeth and to achieve a perfectly natural look.
Composite bonding is a relatively simple dental procedure designed to do small aesthetic touch-ups (discoloration) or repairs (cracks and chips). The material used (composite resin) closely resembles tooth enamel and easily matches the natural tooth surface and color. Liquid composite resin is applied to the designated area and hardened and bonded to the tooth surface using curing light. Composite bonding is a minimally invasive corrective treatment that is very effective for minor aesthetic and structural repairs.
Orthodontic treatment can be indicated and beneficial for people of all ages. Contrary to what some may believe, it is never too late for change and improvement. This change may involve an esthetic enhancement, a functional correction or, as is often the case, a combination of both. Problems such as crooked teeth, large spaces (between teeth), overbite, cross bite, etc. can all be addressed with appropriate orthodontic intervention.
Invisalign® is quickly becoming a very popular treatment option when it comes to straightening teeth and correcting an improper bite. The reason for this popularity is Invisalign’s®:
Comfort: smooth, lightweight plastic material
Appearance: clear, virtually invisible, esthetically pleasing
Convenience: easily removable for eating and cleaning
Effectiveness: delivers results that are comparable to other types of braces
Invisalign® uses a series of custom-made “aligner trays” to gradually move and align teeth into their proper position. Each patient’s case is carefully evaluated, pre-planned and customized trays and personalized timetable are prepared. Aligner trays are custom-fitted for each and every phase of the treatment. Initially, the trays are changed approximately every two weeks, later the frequency is adjusted according to need (progress made). The length of treatment depends on the nature and complexity of each case, it can be anywhere from 12 to 18 months. However, as mentioned earlier, the aligner trays are very comfortable to wear, easily removable and completely invisible. All this makes the Invisalign® treatment experience far less daunting than people would expect. If you would like more information about Invisalign®, please call 613-706-1564.