Do you wish you’d had braces to straighten your crooked teeth as a child?  Maybe you feel self-conscious about smiling, laughing or eating in public because of how your teeth look?

You don’t need to go on feeling self-conscious about your crooked or improperly spaced teeth. Meet with your area dentist today to discuss what cosmetic dentistry procedures are available to help you fix those crooked teeth. It might be simpler than you think.

Although traditional braces can certainly straighten your teeth — no matter what age you are now — many adults don’t want to go through that process for what may be a second time. These days, patients usually prefer other options such as porcelain dental veneers, invisible braces or dental bonding. Dr. David W. Greenwood of Beautiful Smiles in Greenwood, IN would like to present to you your tooth-straightening options.


Dental veneers a false front mounted on top of crooked teeth, straightening your smile quickly and with relatively little discomfort when compared to traditional braces. Some cosmetic dentists even consider porcelain veneers to be a suitable alternative to invisible clear braces (detailed below) depending on how crooked or gapped your smile may be.  Dr. Stevens or your area dentist will be able to determine if porcelain veneers or invisible braces are the best solution for your teeth. Since veneers are constructed of porcelain, they last a long time — sometimes more than twenty years — and are largely resistant to stains.

Invisible Braces

Most patients have heard about invisible braces and for good reason. This increasingly popular method for straightening crooked and crowded teeth is quickly replacing traditional braces. Regardless of whether you are a teen or already a fully grown adult, clear braces, in the form of an appliance custom-fitted to your mouth by your dentist, will straighten your teeth. The translucent aligners (the appliance) are intended to be worn at least 22 hours a day but can be easily removed for eating, oral hygiene and cleaning.

Invisible braces are usually able to correct most issues in six months to two years. The exact length of time you will need to use the appliance will depend on the severity of your crooked teeth and whether or not there is a need for a bite adjustment. Dr. Stevens or your area cosmetic dentist will be able to make the determination for your case. The best part of invisible braces is that they are a discreet way to straighten your crooked teeth;  nobody will be able to tell you are wearing them unless you point them out.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a painless means of correcting uneven or crooked teeth in which Dr. Stevens or your area dentist applies a composite resin to the front surface of the problem tooth or teeth.  Bonding, also commonly called cosmetic bonding, is the ideal for eliminating those annoying gaps between teeth, reshaping worn down teeth and even brightening dark or yellowed teeth.

For everything that it can do, you may surprised that cosmetic bonding is a minimally invasive procedure. No needles or anesthesia will be needed and the process can be completed in a single office visit. Cosmetic bonding produces natural-looking results, letting you feel confident in your smile once again.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Greenwood, IN

You don’t need to be unhappy with your smile anymore when a local cosmetic dentist can help you have the smile you want. If you want to enhance your smile, then give Dr. Stevens at Beautiful Smiles in Greenwood, IN call (317) 886-4512 or contact us online and get on your way to a healthier and brighter smile today!