You may wonder what to do about the way your smile looks if you are not happy with its current appearance. What’s the primary concern? Are you dealing with a grin that could look sleeker and more uniform (but you’re pretty convinced relying on an orthodontic treatment like braces would be going overboard)? If so, you will be happy to learn that we offer cosmetic dentistry treatments that may help you create the appearance of a more aligned smile. Let’s explore how this works with a brief quiz.

Quiz: True or False?

  1. True or False: If you want a straighter smile, the only “cosmetic dentistry” option is to select Invisalign treatment to align your smile.
  2. True or False: We might suggest teeth whitening to brighten your smile as a way to distract onlookers if you are dealing with small gaps between teeth.
  3. True or False: The primary difference between orthodontic care and cosmetic dentistry when addressing a smile that could look straighter is the fact that orthodontics physically align your bite, while cosmetics create an illusion.

Quiz Answers

  1. False. While Invisalign is commonly touted as a cosmetic dentistry treatment, it is also considered orthodontic in nature. It will shift your teeth into a new position. If you do not require the movement of your teeth, you may rely on alternative options.
  2. False. There is no need to create complication. We can close the gaps between your teeth with the use of either dental bonding or porcelain veneers, so your teeth all appear to touch one another from side-to-side.
  3. True. Relying on cosmetic care will allow your smile to appear as though it is much straighter, though it is all accomplished with the use of esthetic changes, rather than the shifting of your bite.

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at  (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.