You’ve wanted a beautiful, straight smile for years now, but you just can’t bring yourself to wear braces.
The thought of a long, 2-3 year journey to get the smile you want is just not worth the sacrifices you’d have to make to get through it.
All that missed work traveling to the dentist office for monitoring and maintenance. All the expensive co-pays that add up quickly.
And all the embarrassment of looking like you’ve reverted back to middle school because of the metal brackets and wires on your teeth.
No, thanks!
Well, guess what? We couldn’t agree more!
Our team at Cosmetic Dental Associates completely understands where you’re coming from, which is why we feel it’s so important to spend today’s blog on some alternatives. By visiting our San Antonio, TX dental office, you can avoid all the pitfalls and sacrifices that have kept you from having the smile you’ve always dreamed about.

2 Ways To Get A Straight Smile Without Braces!

Traditional braces are a fantastic solution for straightening crooked teeth, closing gaps, and correcting complex issues with bite alignment. But if you’ve spent even one day beyond your high school graduation, metal braces just aren’t practical. You don’t want to be the only one in your college classes or in the office wearing braces, do you?
Of course you don’t! That’s why you’ll be happy to learn about two other ways to get the gorgeous, straight smile you’ve been waiting for without any help from standard braces!

#1 – Invisalign!

If you don’t have major complications with your bite but have crooked teeth, you could be a great candidate for Invisalign.
This therapy is a series of clear aligners that are designed to pull your teeth gently together in the right position over time.
The aligners are made ahead of time, and about every two weeks, you switch to the next set of trays until your treatment is complete.

*How Invisalign Differs From Traditional Braces*

It begins with a thorough examination of your dental health.
After all, there’s no point in beginning any cosmetic journey until your teeth and gums are healthy.
So first, we’ll address any dental problems you might have. We’ll treat any tooth decay, cavities, gum disease and recession, or signs of infection.
Once your oral health is intact, we’ll begin taking impressions of your teeth so we can design your aligners that will take you through the entire course of treatment.
These aligners are what set Invisalign apart most from traditional braces. They’re clear and smooth so they’re barely visible when you wear them and they feel comfortable against the soft tissues inside your mouth.
You also take them out when it’s time to eat and clean your teeth. Brushing and flossing can resume as normal, and the trays go back in! You certainly don’t have that luxury with brackets and wires!
Finally, a huge difference is the fact that Invisalign treatment can often be completed in about a year or less, giving you the same results as standard orthodontics, only much faster!
Invisalign is an ideal treatment for adults who want to straighten their teeth without having to compromise their appearance the way they’d have to with metal braces.

#2 – Dental Veneers!

Conceptualized in the early days of cinema, dental veneers were destined to make people look like movie stars.
It’s true!
Film producers of Tinseltown had all kinds of ways to trick audiences into believing their actors and actresses were genetically blessed with lustrous, shiny locks, perfect skin, and yes, white, flawless teeth.
The earliest veneers got the job done, but they could only last long enough to shoot a few scenes before falling off due to the primitive bonding techniques. They weren’t designed to last, nor were they meant for the average consumer, so it wasn’t a problem.
But now, all that has changed!
Anyone can look like a star with dental veneers, and our practice is famous for our stunning results.
Your smile will look bright, straight, smooth, and flawless with our selection of veneers in San Antonio!

*How Veneers Are Like Instant Orthodontics*

Using thin, translucent shells, our dental veneers replicate similar physical and visual qualities of natural tooth enamel. Once they are custom-crafted to fit you perfectly, we bonded them to your teeth, hiding multiple types of cosmetic imperfections such as crack, chips, and stains.
But what really makes them seem like instant orthodontics is that veneers give the illusion that your teeth are straight and positioned in perfect alignment.
So any teeth that are awkwardly-shaped, sized, or positioned are covered with veneers so there aren’t any gaps between your teeth or odd teeth that stand out. It looks as though you spent the last two years wearing braces when really, you just spent a little time in the dental chair!

Call For A Consultation!

People come from all around to visit our San Antonio, TX dental office for cosmetic dentistry. That’s because they know we have diverse cosmetic strategies and modern dental technology to give them the results they’re looking for.
Dr. Moore and Dr. Tostado at Cosmetic Dental Associates are highly-skilled and experienced dentists who can help guide you through your transformative journey with the treatment that’s most suitable for your dental needs and smile goals.
Whether that’s Invisalign, dental veneers, or any of our other cosmetic dentistry options, we’ll make sure you’re happy to look in the mirror from here on out!
Get started now! Call our San Antonio office today at 210-951-4444 (Medical Center) 210-942-5047 (Alamo Ranch) 210-934-8188 (Stone Oak) or fill out our online form to request a consultation.