With recent advancements in orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry, many adults are deciding to make cosmetic orthodontics a part of their oral health treatment plan. However, you may still have some questions about whether or not you need cosmetic or orthodontic dentistry in your life. In this article, we will go over some common questions our patients have when they come in for a cosmetic dentistry consultation.
Am I to old for braces?
The short answer many adults with crooked teeth have found is no. At Patriot Family Dental we use Invisalign as an invisible alternative to conventional braces. While braces are awkward and need a lot of scheduled appointments for adjustments, Invisalign is a clear tray for your teeth that are custom made to align your teeth without metal braces. You can also take off Invisalign to eat and brush your teeth. A set of trays will be made at a lab after we take a mold of your teeth.
Does teeth whitening hurt?
Most professional and over-the-counter whitening products feature hydrogen peroxide as their active ingredient. Some people may have teeth that are sensitive to peroxide. Your teeth may start to ache during the whitening procedure, and you may feel discomfort when drinking or eating hot or cold products for a day or two afterward. This potential side effect of teeth whitening is usually short-term and goes away with time.
At Patriot Family Dental, we use Zoom! Teeth Whitening to help our patients reach their optimal smile. Zoom! uses state-of-the-art UV light technology to help whiten your teeth with minimal side effects.
Is cosmetic and orthodontic dentistry expensive?
As a patient, you should understand that cosmetic orthodontics is usually the most conservative way to fix a cosmetic issue. Very often, the need for full bonding or veneers may reduce to just a few teeth or none. It may also be the only way to achieve optimal cosmetic dentistry results. The cost factor can be overcome using payment plans through your dentist or using a third-party provider such as CareCredit.
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Our staff is diligent and patient and will answer any questions you have regarding cosmetic dentistry, treatment, or financial options you have available. Call us today at (915) 260-6575, or schedule an appointment on our Contact Us page. We will get back to you as soon as possible!