When you think of someone with a terrific smile, the chances are that their teeth are straight and symmetrical. If you have crooked teeth that you’d like to correct, you may be hesitant to undergo orthodontic treatment due to the discomfort and prolonged treatment time required. At Vivid Dental in Houston, Texas, we offer a fast and convenient alternative for patients with mildly crooked teeth and an otherwise healthy bite: porcelain veneers.
Often called “instant orthodontics,” natural-looking porcelain veneers are a quick and easy way to improve the appearance of crooked teeth without undergoing many months of treatment with braces or clear aligners. Porcelain veneers are made from durable, high-quality, ultra-thin shells. They are custom designed for your unique smile and bonded onto the front of the teeth, where they can hide minor misalignment issues. In just two visits, you can have the straight, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted — all without the brackets, wires, and discomfort! In addition to hiding mildly crooked teeth, veneers can be used to improve the appearance of:
Veneers can be an excellent option for people with good oral health who have mild misalignment issues or other aesthetic imperfections in their teeth. Traditional orthodontics are typically recommended if your teeth are more severely misaligned, or you have bite problems because they will provide superior long-term results and improved oral health. Another alternative to porcelain veneers is cosmetic bonding, a custom chairside procedure in which Dr. Monti Harpalani uses a tooth-colored composite material to improve your teeth’s shape, size, and overall appearance. Dr. Harpalani will perform an in-depth evaluation of your teeth and talk with you about your goals for your smile to help you determine the best option for your specific needs.