Orthodontic treatment is supposed to help you achieve a more attractive smile with straighter teeth that not only look better, but work better as well. Usually it does, but for a small number of people the result can be unsatisfactory both from its appearance and from its function.
If this describes your situation, you don’t have to despair. It is still possible to get a comfortable, attractive smile.
Limits of Traditional Orthodontic Approach
A traditional orthodontic approach often looks only at the way the teeth sit in relation to one another with the goal of trying to achieve a smile that is “straight.” Sometimes, though, this results in a bite that just doesn’t work.
An example is this case study, in which a woman underwent orthodontic treatment but was unhappy with the results.
In this case, the woman was able to have her smile restored with porcelain veneers once her malocclusion was corrected.
If You Are Unhappy after Braces
Most of the time, braces give good results, but not always. If you are experiencing discomfort in your mouth, have difficulty chewing, or notice that you don’t like the appearance of your teeth after they’re straightened, Dr. Scott Rice can help you find the ideal bite and appearance.
To learn more about achieving comfortable, attractive smiles after orthodontic treatment, please contact Rice Dentistry in Irvine today.