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Straighten Teeth Without Braces in Arlington VA

woman smiling with lip gloss onStudies show that 58% of people feel that those with nice smiles have a greater chance of being successful in life than those with imperfect teeth. We can deduce, then, that having a perfect smile is of major significance. That’s why you’re looking to improve yours. You want to convey confidence and trustworthiness to everyone you meet. But, you want results fast. That’s why your dentist in Arlington recommends porcelain veneers as an alternative to braces. Learn more about how they can improve your image in rapid time.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin strips of dental-grade porcelain that are bonded to your teeth to create your desired smile. They can address gaps, misalignments and discoloration by covering the visible teeth with perfectly crafted veneers.

The process begins with you visiting with your dentist to talk about your desires and options, and then having measurements and photos taken to make sure your new veneers are perfectly customized for you. While there, your dentist will also file down the enamel on your front teeth to prepare them for your new veneers to be bonded to them. You’ll be fitted with a temporary set while your custom veneers are being fabricated.

At your next visit, you’ll be fitted with your permanent set and ready to smile like you never have before.

The Benefits of Veneers

There are several advantages to choosing porcelain veneers:

  • Time – Whereas other procedures like braces can require you to wear them for two or more years to see the desired results, veneers can create the perfect smile in a matter of a couple of visits to your dentist.
  • Convenience – Because veneers fit right over your teeth, there are no special cleaning procedures that are required like with braces, where you need to use a waterpik. You can continue with your normal oral hygiene practices.
  • Longevity – Veneers are durable and last for quite some time with the proper care.
  • Appearance – Because they are customized to accommodate the contour of your face and match the current shade of your teeth, veneers deliver a stunning difference to your appearance.

Thankfully, there is now a way for you to get results in a fraction of the time you may have previously thought. To learn more about veneers and how they are right for you, reach out to your Arlington dentist. The smile you’ve been desiring for years is just a few visits away.

About the Author

Dr. Hazim Sadeddin graduated from dental school in 2003 and then went on complete two years of postdoctoral training. He is also an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Sadeddin practices at Westover Dentistry. Give us a call at (703) 495-2247, or request an appointment online today.