Is your smile in good health-wise shape, but you wish your teeth were straighter or brighter? We have cosmetic dental services that can help! From take-home teeth whitening to complete smile makeovers using traditional dental veneers, our team has plenty of experience to help patients achieve their dream smiles.
Cosmetic dentistry services in our Cedar Park, TX office can completely make over the smile, creating a balanced bite and helping patients reach their oral health goals. We also provide comprehensive dental services to patients in Cedar Park, Texas.
Cosmetic Dentistry Services in Cedar Park, TX
Our cosmetic dental treatments improve our patients’ smiles’ overall aesthetics and health. Discover more about each of our cosmetic treatments below:
Professional Teeth Whitening
Vista Ridge Family Dentistry offers one-visit professional teeth whitening, which can lift stains and help patients achieve the bright white smile they’ve been dreaming of in about an hour! We also offer take-home teeth whitening, which is far more potent than drugstore products and can be used with our custom or one-size teeth whitening trays.
If you’ve ever wished you had a perfect Hollywood smile, traditional veneers are the way to go! Porcelain veneers replicate the appearance of teeth and allow patients to customize each tooth’s size, shape, and color. Once modified to your liking, they adhere to the front of each tooth for a complete, permanent smile makeover. Veneers are shell-like treatments that bond to teeth in the smile line, creating brighter and straighter smiles.
Six Month Smiles®
Six Month Smiles uses accelerated orthodontic technology to straighten patients’ smiles in approximately six months! We recommend these clear braces for mild orthodontic cases. Six Month Smiles also benefits patients who only want to straighten the front teeth that show when they smile. With this option, your teeth can appear perfectly straight by your next routine cleaning!
Invisalign is one of the most popular clear aligner brands on the market due to the advancements that they have made over the past twenty years. Clear Invisalign aligners are comfortable and virtually invisible on the teeth and can be used to treat advanced orthodontic issues.
Depending on their orthodontic needs, patients typically complete Invisalign in an average of 12 to 18 months. In addition, Invisalign provides easy-to-use aligners that are switched out every few weeks as they shift teeth into a straighter position.
We also offer ClearCorrect, another popular clear aligner option that functions similarly to Invisalign. Patients must wear their discreet clear aligners approximately 22 hours daily, only removing them to eat, drink, and brush their teeth. Like Invisalign, ClearCorrect aligners are swapped out every few weeks as the teeth slowly shift and become straighter.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
When patients come into our office asking about cosmetic dentistry, they’re typically concerned about how their teeth look. Cosmetic dentistry is primarily about the aesthetics of the smile. However, it has many benefits beyond giving you a more beautiful smile.
Psychological Benefits and Overall Wellbeing
Having a smile you’re confident in greatly impacts your self-esteem. You may be hesitant in social and professional situations when you have a bad smile. It makes you want to avoid these, or your time is focused on hiding your smile. The simple act of smiling can give you a mood booster. Improving your smile with cosmetic dentistry helps you smile more and get this boost more often.
Being confident in your smile assists you in your relationships, random social interactions, and many professional tasks. Having lower self-esteem can cause more depression and anxiety, especially when you’re out in public. Confidence can reverse these conditions and make you more likely to get new job opportunities and friends, further assisting your mental health.
Oral Health and Function
Many cosmetic treatments assist with the function of your smile in addition to the looks. We see this especially when we’re dealing with crooked teeth. Crooked teeth are harder to clean than straight ones. Your toothbrush can’t reach all the nooks and crannies; they may be too cramped to get dental floss between them. Even our specialized dental tools may not be able to clean your teeth properly. This means you’re at high risk for harmful plaque and tartar buildup, even if you do everything right.
Our mouths are designed so that when the bite comes together, the pressure evenly distributes throughout your teeth. Some crooked teeth take on more pressure than others because your bite is uneven. These teeth experience accelerated wear and tear and are likelier to break, chip, or crack. This leads to the need for restorative dental procedures to fix these further issues with your smile.
An uneven bite is one of the top causes of TMJ disorders. When your bite is uneven, the jaw joint doesn’t track smoothly like it normally would. This causes the jaw joint to break down. You may experience pain throughout your jaw and face, popping and clicking noises from your jaw, and jaw dysfunction. Your jar may get stuck in certain positions, or you won’t be able to open or close your mouth properly.
Contact Our Dental Office
Do you want a straighter, brighter smile? Schedule your cosmetic consultation with our office online today. You can also call Vista Ridge Family Dentistry for treatment at 512-866-9654. If you have current cosmetic concerns, please contact our office. We will examine your smile and recommend the proper cosmetic treatment to address your concerns.