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How Can I Close The Gap Between My Teeth?

How Can I Close The Gap Between My Teeth?

From time to time, I get patients that come to my office and want to fix the gap between their teeth. The issue is they want to do it WITHOUT the use of metal braces. Braces can be costly and require monthly check ups and maintenance.

With Dr. John Powers and staff, one of the Top Maryland Family Dentist Check out the rest of the services offered, some will even be mentioned below!

Here are 3 ways you can close the gap between your teeth WITHOUT Braces

1. Bonding

The biggest advantage to bonding is that anesthesia isn’t needed to numb the gums of the patient since there is no pain at all. This process is one of the most popular, because patients don’t have to worry about pain during or after the procedure Bonding is a process in which we use a composite resin filling material that adheres to the teeth to close the space. This works well especially when the space is fairly small. The process basically roughens the surfaces of the teeth to create more surface area for the adhesion of the bonding material. Time-wise, this procedure takes about an hour, depending on how many spaces need closed.

If done correctly the results look natural and are long lasting. If the gap is too big for bonding a different cosmetic technique must be used.

2. Veneers

Veneers are made of porcelain and last longer than bonding since they are made of a stronger material. Dr. Powers offer veneer treatment and other dental services. Veneers do not chip, stain and do not discolor over time. Within about two visits you’ll be able to close the gap of your teeth with veneers.

3. Invisalign

Invisalign is a very popular alternative to braces. It uses a clear plastic tray that are made to move your teeth and straighten them out. These plastic trays are very similar to retainers that are given to patients post braces. One of the advantages of Invisalign is that they are more comfortable than braces and most people can’t tell someone is wearing them due to the clear color. Another advantage is that nothing needs to be replaced with Invisalign, unlike veneers you are using the teeth that are already in your mouth. The only downside to Invisalign compared to veneers is that the process for the teeth to straighten averages around 10 months. Dr. Powers and staff are more than happy to assist you in deciding between veneers or Invisalign

 

John Powers DMD – Greenbelt Dentist

John Powers DMD provides great cosmetic care for patients to ensure you go home with a beautiful smile. Visit our website or contact us to make an appointment with us (https://johnpowersdmd.com).

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John Powers

John Powers, DMD is a family dentist with a practice located in Greensbelt, MD. Dr. Powers is dedicated to serving the community with the best dental services for patients located in Prince George's County and beyond.

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