I have had annoying crooked and a gap in my front teeth my whole life. Well, my 15 year high school reunion is coming up soon. It’s motivating me to finally get my teeth fixed. It’s only six months away. Is there any magical treatment (not braces) that will work that quickly?
-Jen in Texas
You’re not alone. When it comes to reunions, weddings, and graduations – most people want to put their best forward.
The good news is, your teeth can be fixed and turn your smile into one you will want to show off at your upcoming high school reunion. It doesn’t sound like you have any interest in traditional metal braces, which take years to straighten teeth. Some people do see results with Invisalign in as little as six months. Patients love this treatment because it uses clear aligners to straighten time much faster than braces. That said, six months isn’t common for most. It usually takes about half the time as braces to see results.
So, would you be interested in cosmetic dentistry? You may be a candidate for porcelain veneers. If you see an expert cosmetic dentist, your smile will be dazzling white and picture perfect. Although porcelain veneers don’t re-position the teeth, they give the appearance of straight teeth. They are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded directly to your natural teeth. Porcelain veneers can transform your smile in only two appointments to the cosmetic dentist. Just be sure you don’t go with any dentist that says they do them. Be sure to check out their portfolio of work, credentials, and ask them about the results you can expect with your specific case. There is no harm into seeing a couple different cosmetic dentists to see whose recommendations and style fits you best. Good luck and enjoy every moment of this exciting milestone.
This post is sponsored by York PA dentist Donald H. Currie, DMD