Straighten Crooked Teeth Without Braces

cosmetic dentist owings millsAre you tired of looking at your crooked teeth in the mirror but don’t know what to do about it?  Maybe you’re self-conscious about smiling or laughing or eating in public because of this? If you have been holding off on treatment because you think traditional metal braces are the only way to straighten your crooked teeth, you’re missing out. You don’t need to go on worrying about your crooked or improperly spaced teeth anymore. Meet with your area dentist today to discuss what cosmetic dentistry can do to help you straighten those crooked teeth. It may be easier than you think.

Though traditional metal braces can certainly straighten your teeth no matter what age you are, most adults don’t want to go through that process for what may be the second time. Cosmetic dentists and patients usually prefer other treatment options such as porcelain dental veneers, invisible braces or dental bonding. Dr. Suman Chibb of Owings Mills Dental Care in Owings Mills, MD would like to present your tooth-straightening options.


Dental veneers are mounted on top of crooked teeth, giving your smile a straighter, brighter appearance quickly and with relatively little discomfort as there is with braces. Some dentists even consider porcelain veneers to be a suitable alternative to invisible clear braces (detailed below) depending on the severity of your issues.  Your dentist will be able to determine if porcelain veneers or invisible braces are the best choice for your smile.  As they are constructed of porcelain, veneers are resistant to stains and can last decades with proper care.

Invisible Braces

Most people have heard about invisible braces and for good reason.  This modern solution for crooked and crowded teeth is quickly replacing traditional metal braces as the primary means of straightening teeth. Clear braces, custom-fitted to your mouth, will actually straighten your teeth regardless of whether you are a teen or a full-grown adult. The translucent aligners can be worn discreetly at least 22 hours a day but can be removed for eating and oral hygiene and are easily cleaned.

Invisible braces are usually able to produce the desired results in six months to two years.  The exact length of time you will need for your condition to improve will depend on several factors including the severity of your crooked teeth to whether or not there is a need for a bite adjustment.  Your cosmetic dentist will be able to give you the specifics for your case. The best part of invisible braces is that nobody will be able to tell you’re wearing them.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a painless means of altering the appearance of uneven or crooked teeth.  Your dentist applies a composite resin to the front surface of the problem tooth or teeth.  Bonding, also referred to as cosmetic bonding, is the ideal for closing those annoying gaps between teeth, reshaping teeth and even lightening dark or yellowed teeth.

Although it may be surprising, cosmetic bonding is a minimally invasive procedure, with no need for needles or anesthesia. Cosmetic bonding can be completed in a single office visit and produces natural-looking results, allowing you to once again smile as much and as wide as you want to smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Owings Mills, MD

You don’t need to be unhappy with your smile when a cosmetic dentist can help bring out the best in it. A cosmetic dentist can correct alignment issues, straighten crooked teeth, improve minor imperfections and more. If you want to enhance your smile, then give Dr. Chibb’s office, Owing Mills Dental, in Owings Mills, MD a call at 410-314-9546 or contact us online and be on your way to a healthier and brighter smile today!