Getting braces can feel like more of a commitment than some adults want to make. Depending on your
unique smile, some people need to wear braces for a few years before their treatment is complete. For
adults who want to skip orthodontia, it makes sense to seek a cosmetic alternative to braces.
When you want to have a beautiful smile but aren’t thrilled about the idea of getting orthodontic work
done, you can talk with your dentist about the following options to finally get the beautiful smile you’ve
Porcelain veneers are thin, sturdy shells that cover the visible surfaces of your teeth. Veneers are
versatile and can help fix a variety of issues with your smile. Whether you have crooked teeth, stained
teeth, chipped teeth, or gapped teeth, veneers can provide a beautiful, long-term solution for you.
Veneers are often considered to have the most impact on your smile for the least amount of work. You
can customize the look of your veneers including the shade to target and fix your alignment problems so
that all people see when you smile are your beautiful teeth!
Dental bonding consists of using a composite resin material much like the one used in non-mercury
fillings to help fill gaps in the teeth and also to remedy spacing issues. The composite resin matches your
natural teeth and is used to cover any alignment problems you may want to hide, or if you want to fix
gaps or even the shape of your teeth.
Although dental bonding is effective when it comes to shaping teeth and filling gaps, it’s best used for
minor dental problems rather than a complete smile makeover. Your dentist can better help you
determine if dental bonding would be a good fit for what you’re looking for!
You and your dentist can discuss porcelain veneers or dental bonding would work as an alternative for braces, whether you want to delay your orthodontic treatment by a few years or if you want a permanent solution for your
You deserve to have the smile you’ve always dreamed of. If you need orthodontic work done but don’t
want to have braces, consider these alternative cosmetic treatments. In just a couple dentist visits, you
can improve the look of your smile and enjoy the benefits of beautiful, healthy-looking teeth!