The uneven gum line and tooth shapes

The uneven gum line and tooth shapes are concerns that orthodontic treatment cannot address. While orthodontic treatment can help with tooth positioning, it cannot change the shape or color of your teeth. However, veneers provide a versatile and effective solution for enhancing tooth alignment and achieving the desired color, shape, and length. With veneers, you can be confident in achieving the smile you've always wanted.

Altering tooth shapes with braces is not possible

Traditional orthodontic appliances, such as metal brackets and wires, are commonly used to address misaligned teeth and bite problems. Their primary focus is to improve tooth alignment rather than change the shape of the teeth.

*Uneven front teeth color and shape treatment before and after.

These braces apply constant pressure over a long period to gradually guide teeth into the desired position. However, using standard orthodontic appliances to change the shape of teeth is not a feasible option.

Orthodontic appliances like Invisalign-type braces can effectively straighten and align teeth. Still, no orthodontic method or device can change their shape.

On the other hand, veneers have become an ideal solution for comprehensive tooth modifications, including shape, size, and color changes. The veneers are meticulously crafted to match your desired tooth shape and size, providing customizable options that seamlessly blend with surrounding teeth to create a natural, harmonious appearance. In addition to improving your appearance, veneers can address small misalignments, contributing to a more refined and well-groomed smile.

The uneven gum line and reshaping of front teeth

Michelle approached us because she was concerned about the uneven coloring and shapes of her aging incisor, canine crowns, and worn front teeth.

*Images of the correction of uneven gum lines and tooth shapes.

To complicate matters, she has varying gum height in the area of her upper front teeth, making her teeth appear uneven in size when she miles. Her main issues revolved around her teeth' color, shape, and minor misalignment, which prompted our decision to pursue ten different veneer and crown combinations.

In Michelle's scenario, we took great care to choose the exact tooth color for her porcelain veneers, making tooth whitening unnecessary.

We chose a veneer approach because whitening proves ineffective in altering the yellowish tint of the old crown. In particular, the durable composition of porcelain ensures long-term color stability for all ten crowns and veneers.

Michelle's case is a testament to the effectiveness and long-lasting results of veneers, giving you the confidence that this could be the solution for your dental issues as well.

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Dr. Shimizu is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. There are 486 dental professionals worldwide (Only four in Houston) as of 2024 who have achieved this prestigious honor.