Mill Valley Cosmetic Dentists Straighten Smiles With State-of-the-Art Technology

Written by Dr. McConnell on Feb 7, 2023

If you’ve been looking for ways to improve dental aesthetics, and achieve a straighter smile, our Mill Valley cosmetic dentists have some information for you. Thanks to advances in the world of cosmetic dentistry, there are now a number of ways to treat dental misalignment; your treatment options go far beyond traditional metal orthodontics.

When you meet with our dental team, we’ll assess the current state of your smile, and help you decide what type of treatment is right for your unique situation. You may ultimately benefit from:

  • Invisalign

This treatment protocol uses clear plastic aligner to incrementally straighten and perfect smiles over time. With Invisalign you can close gaps between teeth, straighten a crooked smile, and correct bite problems, like underbites, overbites, and crossbites. Many patients prefer Invisalign to traditional metal braces because this treatment is comfortable, discreet, and simple to use.

  • Dental Bonding

Rather than moving your natural teeth into better positions, dental bonding builds up select teeth so that the smile appears straighter and more perfected. This treatment option is best utilized to treat minor misaligned and small gaps between teeth. One advantage of dental bonding is that the entire treatment process can be completed in just one appointment, and quite affordably.

  • Cosmetic Veneers

This is another cosmetic option that covers existing teeth, rather than moving them over time. Veneers are thin porcelain restorations that, once in place, completely resurface the patient’s visible tooth. A veneer is only about as thick as a contact lens, so it looks natural and unobtrusive. Because veneers are custom shaped, sized, and shaded, they can be designed to close gaps between teeth, lengthen short enamel, and build out crooked teeth so that they appear better aligned. Generally speaking, it takes two to three appointments to have your veneers crafted, fitted, and then permanently affixed to your teeth.

Improving dental aesthetics doesn’t have to mean undergoing lengthy and expensive cosmetic treatment. Our Mill Valley cosmetic dentists will help you evaluate all of your treatment options, so that you can achieve the smile of your dreams.