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Will Veneers Fix Crooked Teeth?

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Crooked teeth can make you feel embarrassed or self-conscious about your smile. You may avoid smiling in public or getting your picture taken because your teeth are a little misaligned. If you're interested in making your smile seem straighter without orthodontics or metal braces, the dental specialists at Washington Center for Dentistry provide high-quality porcelain veneers in Washington, DC.

It’s important for patients to understand that while veneers can’t fix crooked teeth, they can hide minor problems and make your smile appear more uniform. Porcelain veneers also cover chipped, misshapen, or discolored teeth. If you're ready to get started with custom veneers, contact our advanced dental office. We're happy to answer your questions and provide an overview of what to expect during treatment.

What are veneers?

Veneers are a very thin material placed over the front of your teeth. Our veneers are made of porcelain, a material that closely resembles the sheen and appearance of natural teeth. We choose porcelain because it’s durable and can withstand the high pressures associated with chewing and biting down. Veneers are often recommended when people want to cover mild to moderate cosmetic issues that prevent them from enjoying their smiles. This includes:

  • Stains or discoloration

  • Misshapen teeth

  • Misaligned teeth

  • Small gaps

  • Narrow smile

  • Gummy smile

Do veneers fix crooked teeth?

Porcelain veneers are a fast and efficient way to achieve a gorgeous grin that makes you feel confident. But as we mentioned, veneers are a cosmetic solution for dental problems in Washington, DC. While custom veneers do work well for hiding crooked teeth, they're not designed to correct misalignment.

For patients with severe dental issues, such as an abnormally large gap or extremely crooked teeth, veneers may not be right for you at this time. Our professionals at Washington Center for Dentistry may suggest a form of orthodontic treatment instead. Porcelain veneers may be right for your needs after any major underlying issues are corrected.

How are porcelain veneers applied?

Washington Center for Dentistry is proud to provide porcelain veneers to patients who are ready to achieve the smile of their dreams. To begin, you'll meet with a dentist to discuss your goals. We need to make sure you don’t have any oral health issues, like cavities or gum disease, before we get started. When we’re ready to begin, we may reshape or slightly roughen the surface of your teeth, then take impressions of your mouth to craft the custom veneers. You may leave our office wearing a temporary appliance.

During your second appointment in our office, we prepare your teeth, then place the porcelain veneers using a special adhesive. We use a high-intensity light to harden the adhesive and ensure the bond is strong. Our dental clinic provides advanced tools and technologies so you can eat, drink, and clean your veneers in comfort – just like your natural teeth. At the end of the treatment, patients are given helpful information about taking care of their new, straighter-looking smile moving forward.

Cover issues like misalignment with veneers

Are small issues like crooked teeth or gaps getting in the way of showing off your smile? The dental specialists at Washington Center for Dentistry provide patients of all needs and backgrounds with cosmetic solutions that don’t involve orthodontics or metal braces. If you’re ready to learn about porcelain veneers and all the ways we boost the health and appearance of your teeth, call our cutting-edge office in Washington, DC. We can help you create your dream smile!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.