Close the Gap: Treatment for Gapped Teeth
By Byron J Nordhus D.D.S. on April 13, 2017
If you wish to say so long to conspicuous gaps between your teeth, then you owe it to yourself to investigate all that modern cosmetic dentistry has to offer. At Nordhus Dentistry, we offer a comprehensive range of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can be used to eliminate the appearance of gaps between teeth, leaving you with a straight, uniform smile that looks completely natural. Dr. Byron J. Nordhus will explain the various treatment options available for gapped teeth during your consultation at his Wichita, KS cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry practice so that you can make an informed, confident decision as to which treatment is best suited to your case.
If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile due to the presence of gapped teeth, we urge you to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Byron J. Nordhus at Nordhus Dentistry today.
How Does Dr. Nordhus Treat Gapped Teeth?
Dr. Nordhus offers several possible treatments for gapped teeth. Depending on the nature of the gaps separating your teeth and your goals for treatment, he may recommend either one or a combination of the following treatments:
- Porcelain Veneers: Porcelain veneers are often considered a sort of “instant orthodontics” because they can conceal such orthodontic flaws as spaces between teeth without the need for cumbersome, conspicuous metal braces. Veneers are crafted from the highest-quality porcelain to be bonded to the front surfaces of teeth, creating new, more aesthetically pleasing surfaces. They can be designed to correct imperfections in the shape and size of teeth, widening teeth that are disproportionately narrow so that gaps between teeth are filled. As an added benefit, because porcelain shares light-reflecting properties with tooth enamel, veneers look virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
- Dental bonding: By applying a composite resin material to the front surfaces of the teeth and meticulously sculpting it to complement surrounding natural teeth, Dr. Nordhus is able to conceal the appearance of gaps as well as other cosmetic imperfections. Dental bonding offers patients a cost-effective alternative to porcelain veneers that also looks remarkably natural and aesthetically pleasing.
- Invisalign®: For patients whose gaps between teeth call for more extensive orthodontic correction, Invisalign® provides an excellent alternative to traditional metal braces. These clear, removable aligners close spaces between teeth as effectively as conventional wire-and-bracket braces and in approximately the same treatment time. However, because they are removable, patients can eat, brush, and floss without any obstacles or restrictions. Also, the aligners are virtually invisible, meaning that your smile won’t have to suffer aesthetically while you are undergoing treatment.
Learn More about Treatment Options for Gapped Teeth
You don’t have to settle for a smile with which you aren’t completely satisfied any longer. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile due to gaps between your teeth, Dr. Byron J. Nordhus can help you achieve the smile you desire. For further information about treatment options for gapped teeth, please contact Nordhus Dentistry today.
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