Various smile imperfections such as misaligned teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. In addition, misaligned teeth can increase your risk for decay. When teeth are misaligned, they are more difficult to clean. The team at the dental office of Dr. Clint Bruyere in Longview understands the challenges that can come from misaligned teeth. Many patients seek our team for cosmetic dental work that can transform their smiles and renew their confidence.
For mild to moderate misalignment, we provide an innovative treatment called Six Month Smiles. This treatment involves clear cosmetic braces, which have tooth-colored wires and clear brackets that can straighten the teeth, usually in six months, sometimes as little as four. In some cases, it may take up to nine months. The treatment length is determined by the unique needs of patients.
Regardless, Six Month Smiles can deliver straighter teeth in significantly less time than traditional metal braces. Conventional braces treatment usually lasts two to three years. However, unlike conventional braces, Six Month Smiles is intended for the teeth that show when smiling and is not used to correct malocclusion.
To explore your candidacy Six Month Smiles, Dr. Bruyere will review your medical history and examine your mouth, teeth, and gums. Next, you may have x-rays, facial photographs, and impressions taken of your mouth. The impressions will demonstrate the way the teeth fit together. We can use them to determine where to place the Six Month Smiles brackets and wires.
We can also place dental veneers on misaligned teeth for cosmetic improvement. These wafer thin shells are made of porcelain, a strong, durable, stain resistant material that is natural looking. We use veneers to cover permanently discolored teeth, close gaps between teeth, and deliver perfectly straight looking teeth.
To determine if veneers may be the better option, Dr. Bruyere will perform an examination, review your medical history, and make impressions of your mouth to prepare a wax model of the way your smile would look. After making adjustments, you select the color of your veneers. At your next appointment, there is minimal tooth preparation to ensure the veneers fit nicely. You are fitted with temporary veneers while the customized veneers are created at a dental laboratory. After they are completed, Dr. Bruyere will ensure precise fit before permanently bonding them onto the teeth and polishing them.
Do you want to know which treatment is right for you? If you do, we recommend scheduling a consultation appointment with Dr. Bruyere by calling our team at (903) 708-6116. Together, you and Dr. Bruyere can achieve a healthier and more beautiful smile.