What’s going on with your grin? Does it look somewhat lopsided but you don’t think it has anything to do with the length of your teeth? Are you having problems with the alignment of your smile? Perhaps you’re certain it’s your teeth that are causing your asymmetry. Here’s the good news in this situation: The variety of factors that may contribute to an unbalanced smile are issues that we may treat with cosmetic dentistry. Give us a moment to guide you through potential problems (and their related treatments that will lead to a beautiful, symmetrical smile).
It’s Not Your Teeth, It’s Your Gumline
When your smile looks unbalanced, you may naturally assume that your teeth are different lengths. Perhaps it looks like the teeth on the left side of your smile are longer than those on the right. When the line along which your teeth meet one another is even, the problem is usually your gum tissue. When it is distributed in an uneven manner, it gives the illusion of poorly balanced teeth. With a little help from the cosmetic dentistry treatment called gum recontouring, we can balance your gum tissue and – as a result – your smile.
It’s The Length Of Your Teeth
So, your gum tissue is completely even? Well, it is likely the length of your teeth. They do not always grow in a symmetrical formation, which means you may deal with an asymmetrical smile or a smile with teeth of several different lengths. Whatever the particular details, we can improve the uniformity of your smile with cosmetic dentistry treatments bonding (to lengthen teeth) or contouring (to shorten teeth).
It’s Your Smile Alignment
Sometimes your gum tissue and your teeth are just fine – your teeth are just not organized properly. If you need to align your smile to achieve balance, we offer Invisalign treatment to achieve the required shifting.
Call Active Dental in Irving and Grand Prairie Today!
Dr. Kalpesh Patel, Dr. Jason Strickland, and the talented staff at Active Dental believe when you live healthy, you smile healthy, and we make every patient feel as though they are family. We want you to look forward to visiting our office. In addition to the highly-personalized treatment we provide, our office is also packed with amenities (like Netflix during your treatment!) and is designed with a strong focus on patient comfort. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel or Dr. Strickland, call Active Dental in Irving, TX today at 972-556-0600, or in Grand Prairie, TX at 972-606-2999. We also proudly welcome patients who come from Coppell, Valley Ranch, Las Colinas, Irving, and all surrounding communities.