Very few people can make the claim that their teeth are naturally straight. Most people that have straight teeth can usually thank a dentist who caught their issues early and corrected the problem before adulthood. Cosmetic dentistry may have been the solution for them as well. While some may not find crooked teeth or spaced teeth to be a real problem, sometimes this can give others a negative perception of you. Many new teeth straightening procedures have been developed within the past few decades and are not only suitable for adolescent patients but for adults as well. Enjoying a perfect smile is no longer just for the young.
A simple process of placing a specific amount of pressure on the teeth to move them into better alignment is how orthodontics works. Brackets and arch wires slowly move teeth to the point where they become straight and orderly. In some instances, it may only take a few months. Limited cosmetic orthodontics can usually be accomplished in about 6 months. The brackets and wires are tooth colored and are hardly visible. Six month smiles are a brand of limited orthodontics we use in the office.
Braces are not the only way to straighten your teeth. Clear aligners may be used as well. How do clear aligners feel when you wear them? You will barely feel them at all compared to the bulkiness of traditional metal braces. While you may feel some discomfort each time you switch to a new set of aligners, this discomfort is short-lived. Clear aligner therapy is known to be the most comfortable form of orthodontics. University Dental Professionals offers Invisalign and ClearCorrect.
In some cases, we may need to use traditional orthodontics to straighten teeth, although there may be an option to straighten your teeth faster. Porcelain veneers can be installed to give the appearance of straight teeth, as well as close gaps between teeth. Results are beautiful and immediate. Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin, yet crafted of durable layers of porcelain that are permanently bonded to the front surface of each tooth being treated. They provide natural looking results in a matter of weeks, instead of waiting years to achieve results with traditional braces.
If you are concerned about your crooked or spaced teeth, there is no time to waste in having your teeth straightened by a professional cosmetic dentist. At University Dental Professionals, we are the accredited cosmetic dentist office you have been looking for to help you get the smile you deserve. Your smile is the first thing people notice about you and it is your obligation to ensure that you put your best foot, or rather tooth, forward in all that you do. Come into our office today and give us the opportunity to make your smile shine everywhere you go.
Since 1984, University Dental Professionals has been providing exceptional dental care here in Chicago. Located in Hyde Park, directly across from the Museum of Science and Industry, our location has made it convenient for our patients from throughout Chicagoland and Northern Indiana. Focused on our mission to provide the best dental services possible, our doctors utilize the most advanced state-of-the-art technologies to customize their approach, one patient at a time. As a team, we are committed to collaborating with each other to ensure the best treatment options.
Our very own in office UDP dental plan reflects our philosophical approach to prevention and oral health. With more and more studies showing the systemic effects of poor oral health, our dental plan is 100% based on prevention and maintaining your oral health. The core of our plan is our hygiene recall system and our ongoing educational pursuits keep our hygiene team at the forefront of oral health. Each and every provider participates in our UDP plan, to offer our patients the best in services and reasonable fees without any limitations.
Our experienced doctors are leaders and innovators in dentistry. They are educators, authors and well-respected clinicians highly skilled in Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, All on 4 Procedures, Botox, Dental Sleep Appliances, Invisalign, and far more. Implementing digital and laser dentistry allows our patients the latest in comfortable and high-quality dentistry.
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