Braces and Invisalign treatment
Traditional braces and Invisalign treatment (a kind of aligner) are two popular options for straightening teeth. Both methods gradually move teeth into their proper position. However, there are some key differences between the two treatments.
Traditional metal braces are made of metal or ceramic and are visible on the teeth. Invisalign uses plastic clear aligners that are nearly invisible.
Braces are attached to the teeth with bonding material and can only be removed by a dentist or orthodontist. Invisalign aligners are removable, so they can be taken out for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
Braces usually take longer to straighten teeth than Invisalign. However, Invisalign may not be an option for all types of dental corrections.
Some benefits of braces include:
– They can correct more complex dental problems
– Less patient compliance issues
Some benefits of Invisalign include:
– They are nearly invisible
– They are removable
– They are more comfortable than braces
If you are considering straightening your teeth, be sure to talk to our Naperville IL dentist about which treatment is right for you.
Dental veneers and smile makeover
Dental veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain or tooth-colored composite resin material. Most of the time, we use porcelain veneer. They are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory and bonded to the front surface of your teeth. Smile makeovers usually involve multiple cosmetic procedures, such as teeth whitening, bonding, porcelain veneers or contouring and reshaping.
The first step is to consult with your Naperville dentist to see if you’re a good candidate for the porcelain veneers or smile makeover. If you are, they will take X-rays and gently and minimally prep your teeth to accommodate the new porcelain veneer. impressions (molds) of your teeth, which will be used to make the veneers.
Once your Naperville dentist receives the veneers from the lab, they will clean, polish and etch your tooth. This preps the surface of your tooth so the bonding material will adhere better. The veneer is then placed on your tooth and a special light beam is used to harden the bonding material.
Dental veneers can be used to improve the color, shape and alignment of your teeth. They can also be used to close gaps between teeth and protect tooth surfaces from wear and tear. Smile makeovers can help boost your self-confidence and improve your overall oral health.
If you’re considering a smile makeover, schedule a consultation with our Naperville IL dentist today. They can help you choose the right procedures to achieve the results you’re looking for!
Ceramic crowns and bridges
At 360 Family Dental, we offer ceramic crowns to help your teeth look better and become stronger.
Ceramic crowns are a great way to improve the overall appearance of your smile. Our experienced dentist can customize the color of the crown to match the exact color of your existing teeth and change the shape of your teeth to the most ideal shape, effectively helping you achieve a brighter, whiter and better smile.
With ceramic crowns, you can also enjoy improved bite strength compared to other tooth-colored restorations, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods with confidence.
Please feel free to contact us learn more about how ceramic crowns can help improve the look of your smile!
In Office Teeth Whitening
In office teeth whitening is a procedure that helps to make your teeth whiter in one session. It involves using a special gel containing hydrogen peroxide, which breaks down the stains on your teeth and makes them look brighter and whiter. The benefit of this procedure is that it can be done quickly and efficiently with results visible almost immediately after the appointment.
The dentist will apply the gel to your teeth and allow the bleaching agents contained within the gel to penetrate into your enamel and break down any discoloration or staining. After the procedure is complete, your teeth will be several shades lighter.
At 360 Family Dental, we offer in office teeth whitening services to help you achieve a brighter and whiter smile in just one session. Please feel free to contact us to learn more about in office teeth whitening and schedule your appointment!
Gingivoectomy (reshaping of excess gingiva)