Our Mill Valley Invisalign Dentist Compares This Treatment To Other Dental Options

Written by Dr. McConnell on Jan 3, 2023

Over the years, our Mill Valley cosmetic dentists have found that many patients, of all ages, avoid perfecting their smiles specifically because they do not want to deal with the hassle of traditional metal braces. That is why our team makes it a point to offer alternatives to conventional orthodontic treatment. Perhaps the most well-known of these treatment is Invisalign; however, it is by no means the only option. Keep reading to learn more.

Invisalign, like traditional orthodontic treatment, is designed to move the patient’s natural teeth into better alignment. You may choose to use Invisalign in order to:

  • Close gaps between your teeth
  • Straighten a crooked smile
  • Improve bite problems
  • Give your smile a wider and more balanced appearance

Invisalign is a popular alternative to metal braces because it is discreet, comfortable, and easy to for patients to live with.

There are other ways, however, to achieve a perfected smile. And, many of these treatments involve actually covering your natural teeth with restorative substances, rather than moving your existing teeth.

Dental bonding, for example, allows our team to build up select areas of your smile using dental resin. The resin is custom shaded and shaped to blend with your existing smile. Because dental bonding takes only one day to complete, this option is especially popular among people who want to achieve quick result, and those patients with minor dental misalignment issues.

Porcelain veneers can also give your smile a straight and seamless appearance. Every veneer is individually crafted prior to application. These exceptionally thin restorations are then permanently adhered to the patient’s natural tooth structure. You can achieve a total smile transformation using veneers in just two to three appointments.

When you are evaluating your treatment options, you really want to think about your treatment goals, your timeline, your budget, and what type of post-care maintenance you’re comfortable with. Our Mill Valley cosmetic dentists are here to help you do all of these things, so give us a call to get started!