Though braces have become almost synonymous with being a teenager, not everyone has had the chance to receive orthodontic correction. As new cosmetic dentistry techniques are developed and a beautiful smile gets easier to achieve, adults who didn’t have the opportunity in childhood are seeking ways to fix crooked and misaligned teeth with adult orthodontics. While most would think of braces for straightening teeth and closing gaps, Sherman Oaks Family Dental offers an alternative to traditional braces or even Invisalign: lumineers.
Lumineers are unparalleled as a faster, easier alternative to braces. Visible flaws in your smile can be corrected in two easy visits, and the results are instantaneous: an immediate improvement in the shape, alignment, and color of your teeth, without the many adjustments over a long period which would be required by braces. Aside from their original purpose of repairing stains, wear, and damage to the teeth, properly shaped lumineers can visually straighten slightly crooked teeth. They can also eliminate gaps left by receding gums or teeth which are too small. Your lumineers will be sized to close spaces which could take months or years for an orthodontist to fix. Although less suitable for children and adolescents, they can be the perfect solution for adults who are dissatisfied with their smile. Whether applied to one tooth or many, lumineers will immediately straighten and whiten your teeth, with little waiting and no additional work necessary.
After consulting with you to learn exactly what you want for your teeth and which parts of your smile you consider problem areas, Dr. Weyneth, our Naperville cosmetic dentist, will prepare your teeth for application and take casts of your mouth to ensure a perfect fit. Your lumineers will then be individually shaped to ensure the highest quality and the best match for you. Each one we craft is made to imitate the color, shape, and polish of a healthy tooth, and is composed of naturally stain-resistant materials to protect the shine of your smile. At your final appointment, each custom-made shell will be permanently applied to the surface of your tooth, leaving your smile at its best.
At Sherman Oaks Family Dental, we offer the best in cosmetic dentistry, including lumineers. Call our office to schedule your consultation today, or request an appointment online. We’re ready any time to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted!