3 Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures That Fix Crooked Teeth (Without Braces)

Sep 3, 2019 | Cosmetic Dentistry

Did you know you don’t have to go through orthodontics to fix crooked teeth?

That’s right. You can avoid metal braces AND straighten your smile.


Cosmetic dentistry procedures in Tulsa, OK!

Our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Mike Hinkle, offers three different ways you can fix your crooked teeth with cosmetic dentistry. No braces needed – although, we do offer an affordable braces option. More to come on that!

Let’s dive into the benefits of fixing your crooked teeth and your three different cosmetic dentistry options.

Why you should fix crooked teeth

Crooked teeth are not just a cosmetic issue; they are a health issue.

Crooked teeth are harder to brush and floss effectively, increasing your risk of plaque and bacteria buildup. This can lead to tooth decay and gum disease (the #1 reason for Opens new tab to view statisticadult tooth loss).

With straight teeth, you will find it is easier to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile – potentially saving you money down the road.

Speaking of saving money, fixing your crooked teeth now can keep you from dealing with the repercussions of crooked teeth later like worn, flattened, chipped, or broken teeth.

Misaligned or crooked teeth can cause bite and jaw problems like TMJ. If you experience frequent jaw, neck, or headaches, then we suggest having your smile examined to see if it’s the source of the problem.

Lastly, crooked teeth can lower your self-esteem. Crooked teeth can cause you to feel self-conscious, hiding your smile, avoiding social settings, and not living your life to its fullest.

By straightening your crooked smile with cosmetic dentistry in Tulsa, OK, you can change all of this and feel confident about yourself and your oral health.

Cosmetic dentistry procedures that fix crooked teeth

Our cosmetic dentist in Tulsa, OK, understands that crooked teeth are not ideal. He also knows most people don’t find metal braces the ideal solution either.

That’s why we are proud to offer three cosmetic dentistry procedures that can fix your crooked teeth without the use of braces.

Let’s find out what option is the best for you:

1. Lumineers®

Lumineers® are ultra-thin, tooth-colored shells that adhere to the front of your teeth. They are used to improve the appearance of your smile and hide smile flaws, such as:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Worn-down teeth

Lumineers® are similar to traditional veneers. However, there are some significant differences:

Lumineers® are half the thickness of traditional veneers. To place Lumineers®, we do not need to modify your healthy tooth structure. If you ever wanted to reverse this procedure, you could return to your original smile without significant damage.

Additionally, the material used to make Lumineers® is stronger than your natural teeth and refracts light more naturally than traditional veneers.

You can expect this conservative, non-invasive procedure to be painless with no needles necessary! At our Tulsa dentist’s office, we can complete the entire procedure in just two appointments.

Lumineers® are a sure way of not only fixing your crooked teeth but also giving you the smile of your dreams.

The best part:

Our Tulsa dentist is currently offering you $1,500 off Lumineers® when you purchase 6 or more. Click here to claim this offer!

2. Invisalign®

Invisalign® is the clear alternative to traditional braces… Literally.

These custom-made, Opens new tab to official websiteclear aligners are used to gradually move your crooked teeth into their proper, straight position.

Teenagers and adults love Invisalign® because this orthodontic treatment does not bring you unwanted attention, unlike metal braces. You can carry on with your professional and social life without embarrassment or worry.

Another perk:

It’s removable! Invisalign® aligners are removable so you can eat, drink, brush, and floss as you usually would.

When Invisalign® was in its early years, it was primarily best used for minor maneuvers. But nowadays, with advanced technology and training, it can be used to fix:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Open bites
  • Underbites
  • Overbites
  • Crossbites

Fun fact:

Our Invisalign® dentist is ranked in the top 5% of Invisalign® providers nationwide. He has been recognized worldwide for transforming complex cases with Invisalign®.

Check out our smile gallery of before and after Invisalign® cases here!

If you’ve been told “No!” to Invisalign® by another dentist before, let’s try again! Our Premier Preferred Provider can give you his professional opinion if you are a candidate for Invisalign® in Tulsa, OK.

The best part:

Utica Dental is offering $1,500 off Invisalign® treatment. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and claim this offer.

3. Smile Design

If your crooked teeth aren’t the only thing you’re hoping to change, then we can work with you to create a comprehensive treatment plan called smile design.

A smile design consists of two or more treatments that improve the appearance and health of your smile. It could include a combination of any the following:

Cosmetic dentistry in Tulsa, OK:

Restorative dentistry in Tulsa, OK:

Bonus option: FASTBRACES®

We know we said you could fix crooked teeth without braces, but we do want you to know about this alternative type of braces: FASTBRACES®.

FASTBRACES® use triangular-shaped brackets with a super-elastic wire to straighten your crooked teeth differently than traditional metal braces.

Some differences between FASTBRACES® vs. traditional braces are:

  • FASTBRACES® can shorten treatment time from one year to three months.
  • Less time in braces = less $. This orthodontic option is affordable!
  • FASTBRACES® cause less discomfort.
  • FASTBRACES® offer ceramic brackets for more discreet treatment.

Just think, if you start treatment today, you could have a completely straight smile within months (not years)!

How will you straighten your crooked teeth?

With three options to choose from (four including FASTBRACES®), we hope you feel informed and educated on how to fix your crooked teeth.

The next step is to schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentist in Tulsa, OK, and design a treatment plan that works for your timeline, budget, and smile goal.

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