Dr. Ratti Handa and her team help patients in the Acton, MA area enhance the natural beauty of their smiles. They provide comfortable and comprehensive treatment options that brighten and straighten teeth. It is important to keep the teeth and gums healthy. Dr. Handa and her team take time to get to know each individual patient in an effort to provide dental care that is personalized to their unique needs and goals. Their goal is to ensure that patients are comfortable during treatment and receive the results they desire. Learn more about the cosmetic solutions that Dr. Handa and her team offer:
Cosmetic Dental Solutions
Are you looking for a straighter and healthier smile? Invisalign is an alternative to traditional metal braces that gradually straightens crooked teeth. This treatment uses a series of clear aligners that shift teeth over a series of months. Invisalign is often heralded as a faster and more comfortable alternative to metal braces. Traditional metal braces can pinch the gum tissue surrounding teeth. The average time of treatment with Invisalign is twelve months or less, and metal braces often have an average treatment time that spans several years. The aligners used in Invisalign treatment are also clear so they are less noticeable than traditional braces. Invisalign aligners can be removed and cleaned for a more efficient treatment process.
Do you want to enhance the aesthetics of your smile? Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic option that can improve the function and health of your teeth. They can also be color-matched to teeth for a more natural-looking restoration. Porcelain veneers can correct teeth that are discolored, misshapen, chipped, cracked, or broken. During treatment, dental impressions will be taken of your teeth so that the veneers fit onto teeth properly. The specifications of your veneer shape and color will be sent to a dental lab for fabrication. When the dental veneers are complete, the surface of your teeth will be cleaned and polished and the veneers will be carefully bonded to teeth. Any final adjustments will be made to ensure that the veneers fit comfortably.
Do you have discolored, stained, or yellowed teeth? Are you looking for effective teeth whitening treatment? Those who have tried teeth whitening strips found along with other less effective teeth whitening methods can benefit from in-office or take-home teeth whitening strips. Whitening teeth reverses the effects of aging on teeth, improves tooth health, and may remove tough stains. Discoloration caused by smoking, drinks like soda, tea, and coffee, and certain medications can be removed with Zoom!® or our take-home teeth whitening kit. Professional teeth whitening treatments are long-lasting with touch-ups.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
What are the differences between Invisalign and braces?
Invisalign is extremely useful for esthetics and simple dental issues. Braces are functional and work efficiently for fixing complex tooth issues, spacing, and bite problems. Braces are known to be more effective and faster at fixing tooth issues than Invisalign.
What is a cosmetic dentist?
A cosmetic dentist has the same basic training of any general dentist. They also receive supplemental training and education. Cosmetic dentists primary focus is on the esthetics of ones teeth. They commonly work on teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. If you are a patient who is primarily concerned with the visuals of your teeth, seeing a cosmetic dentist is a wise decision to receive the treatment that best suits your needs.
Are clear braces less effective than metal braces?
Clear braces are discrete and effective for treating crooked teeth without the visual discomfort of metal braces. They are also removable, reducing the risk of cavities associated with traditional metal braces. They take the same amount of time to treat your teeth as metal braces, so if esthetics is a concern, clear braces may be a good choice for you.
Schedule a Dental Exam Today
Do you want a brighter and better-aligned smile? Call Dr. Handa today at 978.212.3783. You may also schedule an appointment with Dr. Handa and her advanced dental team on our website. If you have any remaining questions about Invisalign, porcelain veneers, or our professional tooth whitening options, feel free to ask a member of our dental staff. They will be happy to help you.