Are you unhappy with the look of your smile? Do you want brighter and straighter teeth?
If you are in good oral health but want to enhance your natural smile, cosmetic dentistry can help. Cosmetic dentistry includes any procedures designed to enhance the aesthetics of your smile.
Treatments can range from teeth whitening to a more involved process like dental veneers and even clear braces for crooked and misaligned teeth.
At Brilliant Smiles Family Dentistry, Dr. Sheryl Jenicke offers cosmetic dentistry services to help patients reach their aesthetic goals. We also provide additional dental services at our dental office in Cadillac, MI.
While many people may think that cosmetic treatments only affect the aesthetics of their smiles, cosmetic care can also improve oral health.
Straightening crooked teeth can prevent tooth decay because harmful decay-causing bacteria can hide in spaces between teeth that are hard to reach.
A straighter smile is simpler to brush and floss properly. In addition, covering damaged teeth with bonding treatment, crowns, or veneers not only creates a balanced smile but can also prevent further tooth damage.
Cosmetic dental treatments are a win-win for our patients.
Orthopedics and Orthodontics
Orthopedics is considered the first step along the path of orthodontics. Mainly focused on children whose teeth, jaw structure, and facial growth are still developing, orthopedics aim to straighten or align the teeth.
Typically involving short-term therapies like retainers or other removable devices, orthopedics may actually preclude the need for future orthodontic treatment.
Orthopedic treatments have proven to work in both cases of genetic and environmental malocclusion or crowded and crooked teeth.
These treatments can help children to avoid potentially damaging behaviors—like mouth breathing—before they become a habit or start to negatively affect other areas of your child’s life.
Dr. Jenicke screens all children for these issues and refers them to orthodontic and ENT specialists as necessary.
Should further treatment be necessary, you’ll move into the realm of orthodontics. Orthodontics works by gradually aligning the teeth using braces that have been bonded to the teeth.
Different from orthopedics which are typically removable, orthodontics like braces may remain in place for months or years. We work with excellent local orthodontists to get your child the treatment needed.
Cosmetic Dentistry Services in Cadillac, MI
Our cosmetic dental treatments create aesthetically pleasing, healthy smiles. These treatments can also improve patients’ oral health and protect the smile:
- Clear Braces: Modern clear aligners offer a minimally invasive, comfortable alternative to metal braces. With these aligners, we can help patients address tooth gaps, misaligned teeth, and irregular bites. The aligners themselves are clear, meaning they are less noticeable than metal braces.
- Porcelain Veneers: Veneers are shell-like treatments that we bond to the front of teeth. Dental veneers can address problems like slightly crooked teeth, discoloration, and gaps between teeth. Additionally, veneers can cover one or all of the teeth in the smile line.
- Teeth Bonding: Dental bonding adds structure to damaged and discolored teeth. Bonding is a more economical treatment than dental veneers but still uses tooth-colored materials to blend in with the smile. We color-match malleable bonding materials to the desired shade, sculpt them onto treated teeth, and then harden them with a curing light.
- Teeth Whitening: GLO teeth whitening treatment uses light and heat to ensure active whitening ingredients penetrate the tooth enamel and lift tooth stains. With GLO, our patients can conveniently whiten their teeth at home or in our office. GLO treatment can brighten the tooth enamel by multiple shades.
Enhance Your Natural Smile
Do you want to improve the look of your natural smile? Call Brilliant Smiles Family Dentistry for cosmetic dental treatment today at 231-389-6388.
Feel free to schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Jenicke on our website. Please let Dr. Jenicke know if you have any questions about your cosmetic options, she will be happy to help you.
Brilliant Smiles Family Dentistry treats patients from Marion Evart, Manton, and Lake City, MI. We serve the greater Cadillac/Northern Michigan region.