Instantly Straighten Crooked Teeth With Porcelain Veneers By Dr. John Goodman on May 04, 2021

A veneer being placed over a prepared toothIf crooked teeth make you want to hide your smile, porcelain veneers may be right for you. Veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells that fit over the teeth to transform the smile’s appearance by masking dental flaws, including crooked teeth.

For some people with crooked teeth, porcelain veneers are a fast, pain free alternative to traditional braces. Dr. John Goodman offers porcelain veneers for crooked teeth to patients at his Kansas City, MO, practice. To find out if porcelain veneers are right for you, we welcome you to schedule a consultation.

About Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are custom-made shells that are bonded to the front surface of the teeth. They are used to correct dental imperfections, such as discoloration, chips, and tooth shape and size. They are applied to the teeth by first removing a thin layer of enamel and bonded to the tooth’s surface with a special dental adhesive.

Porcelain veneers treatment is a relatively fast process, requiring as little as two dental appointments to complete treatment.

Porcelain Veneers Can Create a Straighter Smile

In addition to correcting discoloration, tooth shape, and other flaws, porcelain veneers can be used to create a straighter smile. When used to improve the appearance of crooked teeth, veneers are sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics.” This is because they can create straighter looking teeth immediately after placement compared to the months or years needed with traditional braces.

Candidates for Porcelain Veneers for Crooked Teeth

Although veneers are an effective way to instantly straighten crooked teeth, some people may be better served by braces or other orthodontic treatments. Those with more moderate to severe alignment issues are not typically good candidates for straightening their smiles with veneers.

Ideal candidates for straightening the teeth with porcelain veneers should have:

  • Mildly crooked teeth
  • No major bite issues
  • Minor gaps between teeth
  • Healthy gums
  • Healthy teeth free of severe decay or other significant oral health problems

Why Choose Porcelain Veneers to Straighten the Smile?

Choosing porcelain veneers to straighten crooked teeth has many advantages.

Faster Results Than Braces

Perhaps the biggest advantage is being able to enjoy beautifully straight teeth immediately after the veneers are bonded instead of the months or years needed with braces and other orthodontic treatments. Again, this is why porcelain veneers are often referred to as “instant orthodontics.”

Unlike orthodontic treatment, porcelain veneers treatment can be completed in as little as two appointments. Braces require regular appointments over the course of treatment to tighten the braces and check how the treatment is progressing.

More Comfortable Than Braces

In addition to the instant results, our Kansas City patients who choose porcelain veneers to straighten their teeth don’t have to endure the discomfort many people experience with metal braces. Veneers patients also do not have to experience the dietary restrictions people with braces must follow.

Fully Customizable Care

Finally, porcelain veneers can be made any shape, size, or shade of white to improve the overall appearance of the teeth while improving their alignment. This cosmetic enhancement is something that isn’t possible with braces alone.

Find Out if Porcelain Veneers Are Right for You

If crooked teeth make you feel embarrassed about your smile, porcelain veneers may be right for you. To find out if you’re a candidate for veneers, please call our practice in Kansas City at (816) 842-8585 to schedule a consultation online.

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Dr. John Goodman has more than two decades of experience serving the community of Kansas City, MO. He offers a comprehensive range of services to address all types of dental problems, and he accepts CareCredit® financing to make treatment as accessible as possible. 

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