I have a huge tooth gap. I mean huge. The dentist measured it and said it was about 10mm. I wanted to get Snap-on Smile but he told me those can’t be worn all the time and don’t last. He suggested I get Lumineers instead. He just got certified and said he’d give it to me at 1/2 price as his first case. It sounds like a great deal but I wanted to get a second opinion first. Also, how do I decide what kind of teeth I want?
I can’t tell you how glad I am you’ve written. I’m about to save you from a complete disaster. Do not go forward with the Lumineers treatment. First, you need to understand that Lumineers certification means he attended a seminar. It does not mean he’s experienced.
Your tooth gap is about the size of a tooth. It would take an expert cosmetic dentist to make that look right. You’d need one of the top 1% of cosmetic dentists in the country. Your dentist is not that dentist. A fact he’s made clear by offering you 50% so he can gain experience.
Traditionally, the cosmetic solution for a tooth gap would be dental bonding. But, your gap is too large for that as well.
One thing your dentist was right about was Snap-on Smile. It’s useful for something like a class reunion or some other special event you want to look good for. They’re not stunning but they can improve the appearance of a smile. You’re looking for a permanent solution.
Invisalign Is a Great Solution for You
Invisalign can close your tooth gap. This is an innovative orthodontic treatment which allows you to straighten your teeth without anyone (except your dentist) knowing. It uses aligners instead of metal wires and brackets. They’re comfortable and discreet.
In your case, this is what I’d recommend. That and teeth whitening is like a mini-smile makeover at just a fraction of the cost.
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