Did you know that improving the appearance of your smile can also improve your oral health? For instance, straightening crooked teeth with Invisalign or traditional metal braces makes it easier for patients to floss between teeth. Straightening teeth can also lessen the chance of developing bite problems.
Patients who complete teeth whitening treatment often maintain their results at home with a good oral hygiene routine.
The Dentists of Newtown provide cosmetic dentistry solutions to patients in Newtown, PA. These dental services address not only the look of the smile but also its function and health. Our patients can receive brilliant, long-lasting results with cosmetic dental care.
Cosmetic Dental Services
Our cosmetic dental treatments leave patients with brighter, straighter, and healthier smiles:
Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment. With Invisalign aligners, teens and adults can straighten their misaligned teeth comfortably. Multiple benefits accompany Invisalign treatment. Because the Invisalign aligners are clear, they offer patients discreet orthodontic treatment. Invisalign aligners are also removable, so patients can thoroughly clean their smiles. They can also enjoy their treatment without any dietary restrictions.
Dental veneers are thin shells that fully cover the front of teeth. Veneers are made of porcelain ceramic, reflecting light like natural teeth. If patients have discolored or injured teeth, they can improve the shape and shade of their tooth enamel using veneers. For patients who do not want to commit to permanent veneers, we offer Lumineers. These thin laminate veneers are translucent and easily removable.
Dental bonding offers a treatment similar to veneers and luminaries; however, it uses a malleable material to cover discoloration and damage. Tooth bonding treatment benefits patients with chips, cracks in their tooth enamel, and deep tooth stains. Our team can also color-match the bonding material to the shade of your natural teeth before applying it to the tooth enamel. Dental bonding is a quicker and more economical option for patients with tooth damage.
Our dental office provides patients with a professional teeth whitening treatment. Professional whitening treatments can brighten the tooth enamel by multiple shades. In-office treatment is great for patients attending special events. Take-home whitening allows patients to whiten their smiles in the comfort of their own homes. Patients who have deep tooth staining can also benefit from bonding or veneers.
Traditional dental braces best suit patients with moderate to severe orthodontic problems. Using metal wires and brackets, we help patients address problems like underbite, overbite, or crossbite. Additionally, patients who have bite disorders are good candidates for braces treatment.
Why Straighten Crooked Teeth?
Crooked teeth impact the aesthetics of the smile and the health of your teeth and gums. Patients with misaligned smiles are more likely to develop bite disorders like TMJ. Crooked teeth can create an uneven bite, which increases stress on the jaw joints. This stress and tension in the face may lead to problems such as teeth clenching and grinding, jaw pain, and tooth wear.
It may also be difficult for patients to clean between severely crooked teeth, especially if they have misaligned teeth in the back of the mouth. Not properly removing food debris or bacteria between the teeth can lead to bacteria buildup. When harmful bacteria build up between the teeth and gums, it can develop into problems like gum disease and tooth decay.
Who is a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry procedures can help correct many dental issues, including stained or discolored teeth, gaps between teeth, misshapen teeth, and more. However, it’s best for patients to consult a dental professional to determine the best cosmetic dentistry options and goals. Patients wishing to improve their smile and oral health may be good candidates for cosmetic dentistry.
Does insurance pay for cosmetic dentistry?
Insurance companies typically do not cover cosmetic dentistry procedures that dentists perform for aesthetic purposes. However, dental insurance may cover orthodontic treatments that correct teeth misalignment. Some policies may offer partial or full coverage for crowns, bridges, and veneers if they deem the procedure medically necessary. Check with your insurance provider to understand what type of coverage they offer for cosmetic dentistry.
How soon do you see Invisalign results?
Invisalign results can vary depending on the complexity of the case and the treatment plan. Most patients see noticeable changes within four to six weeks. The full treatment results typically take around 12 to 18 months to achieve. It will depend on the severity of your misalignment. Your orthodontist will monitor your progress throughout the treatment to ensure that your teeth are moving as planned and make adjustments.
Do porcelain veneers look natural?
Dentists custom-make porcelain veneers to match natural teeth’s shape, size, and color. When a qualified dentist performs the procedure, they can look very natural. Skilled cosmetic dentists work with their patients to create veneers that blend with their existing teeth. They provide translucency and shade to the porcelain to create a natural look. Porcelain veneers can be a great option for improving the appearance of teeth while still maintaining a natural look.
What is the appropriate age to get braces?
According to the American Association of Orthodontists, the ideal age range for patients to receive braces is between 9 and 14 years old. A child’s permanent teeth are generally in place by this age range, making it easier to align them properly. Braces can help improve an individual’s dental health and overall aesthetics at any age. However, for the best results, orthodontists recommend braces early during adolescence.
How to prepare for teeth whitening?
Before teeth whitening, it’s important to have a dental exam to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy. You should also avoid foods and drinks that stain teeth, such as coffee and red wine. Brush your teeth and floss before the treatment. Your dentist may recommend brushing with a special toothpaste to help prepare your teeth for whitening.
Enhance Your Natural Smile
Do you want to brighten, reshape, or realign your smile? Receive cosmetic dental treatment in our Newtown, Pennsylvania dental office today. Request a dental consultation with our dental team on our website or call the Dentists of Newtown at 267-692-2394 for prompt treatment. Please let us know if you have any current oral health concerns; we will gladly assist you. Our team looks forward to seeing you at your next dental appointment!