Dentistry to correct smile flaws is relatively straightforward; each problem has one or more solutions. However, when a smile is extremely damaged, whether by trauma or incorrect growth patterns, it’s time to take more serious measures.
At ChapmanSmiles Orthodontics in Happy Valley, Clackamas, Oregon, orthodontist Dr. Gary Chapman offers complete smile makeovers that resolve multiple issues and deliver the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
A smile makeover can correct many flaws
Many common smile flaws can be present in one mouth, creating the need for a treatment plan that addresses multiple problems. Here are some of the issues we often see in patients requesting a complete smile makeover.
Misaligned or gapped teeth
When teeth are healthy but just don’t line up right, or they have big spaces in between them, braces or clear aligners can help bring all of your teeth into perfect arches, giving you a beautiful smile.
A narrow palate causing crowding
A narrow palate can cause teeth to overlap or jut out. Dr. Chapman uses palate expanders to carefully widen the palate, providing room for teeth to be gently guided back into their correct places. If there still isn’t enough room for all of your teeth, he extracts selected teeth to make space for an even, healthy smile.
Erosion of your tooth enamel can make your teeth look rough and yellowed. The first plan of action is usually partnering with a cosmetic dentist to install porcelain veneers. These can cover up the effects of tooth erosion and create an even, white smile you can show off to the world.
A gummy smile
When gums grow too far down the front faces of the teeth, you end up with a “gummy smile,” where your teeth look short and stubby. We partner with dentists who offer laser gum treatment to rectify this issue.
A missing tooth doesn’t just hurt the appearance of your smile, but destabilizes it as well. Dental implants can replace one or more missing teeth to restore your look. Dr. Chapman provides referrals to oral surgeons who can place your implants.
Additional treatments that may be used in a smile makeover
Any or all of the treatments listed above can be used as part of a smile makeover plan. In addition, Dr. Chapman can refer you to other dental specialists who can perform dental treatments such as:
- Tooth whitening
- Crown fabrication and placement
- Partial dentures
Are you ready for your own smile makeover? Get started with a call to our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chapman. You can reach us by calling 503-336-1883, or request an appointment online using our easy booking system.