When you have perfectly healthy teeth but are not satisfied with the aesthetics of your smile, there are a number of cosmetic solutions that can either brighten the shade or disguise imperfections. For those in need of structural improvement, Invisalign® offers a treatment that works in conjunction with other cosmetic solutions. If you’re interested in correcting alignment issues with your smile, this option is both restorative and cosmetic in nature.

Blending Cosmetic and Corrective Work into a Beautiful Smile

Invisalign clear braces offer a discreet alternative to traditional metal braces. Many prefer an option that allows them to show off their smile without revealing their in-progress corrective work.

This corrective option doesn’t have to be the only step you take in your dental journey, however. Teeth whitening solutions can be combined with Invisalign, though it’s recommended that you use whitening gels with a 20 percent or below active ingredient. Since clear braces fit snugly, the whitening solution of your choice will spread evenly throughout your smile, leaving you with a brighter teeth.

Cosmetic Treatment vs. Ongoing Restorative Care

Porcelain veneers have become an ideal solution for patients seeking renewed smiles. While veneers may seem like an attractive alternative due to the immediate results, it’s important to consider that alteration to your original teeth is required to receive them.

While Invisalign doesn’t address issues such as intrinsic staining or the appearance of undersized teeth, the results from restorative care would be more beneficial than cosmetic options alone if you have gaps in your smile. For example, if you have a diastema (or a gap between your two front teeth), it may be tempting to simply fill the spaces with veneers. In the grand scheme of things, however, it may be worth your while to seek dental correction instead of an instant solution that will permanently alter your teeth and need to be renewed after years of wear and tear.

Call Today for an Invisalign Appointment!

While Invisalign requires a steady commitment, the results are worth the wait. If you’re in need of a smile that’s aesthetically and structurally sound, Dr. David De La Garza provides Invisalign clear braces. Call our San Antonio office today to schedule your consultation!


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