Improve Your Smile
When you have a beautiful smile, you speak confidently and smile proudly. However, if your teeth are crooked or discolored, you might feel a little uncomfortable with your appearance. Fortunately, Dr. Rosemarie Márquez, your dentist in St. Petersburg, FL, offers a variety of ways to fix these common cosmetic problems. Today's post highlights two of our services: Invisalign to straighten teeth and whitening to brighten your smile up to eight shades.
Braces are a bonafide way to straighten a crooked smile, but they are conspicuous and can complicate eating and speaking. This has hindered many adults from fixing their misaligned teeth; many feel hesitant about drawing attention to their dental health problems. Invisalign, which is offered by your St. Petersburg dentist, minimizes the cosmetic drawbacks of braces by straightening teeth with clear plastic aligners that are hardly noticeable. Best of all, the aligners are designed to be removed for meals, allowing you the freedom to eat what you want. Each aligner is worn for approximately two weeks, at which time you'll switch to a new aligner that accommodates the changes your teeth have gone through. The average treatment time is between one year and 18 months, although each patient is different.
Teeth whitening is convenient, attractively priced and produces great results. However, purchasing a whitening kit at your local drugstore may not give you the results you were hoping for, and without an exam by your dentist, the whitening agents can damage your teeth and gums. A whitening procedure from your St. Petersburg dentist, however, only takes about a half-hour at our office and the results are immediate and long-lasting. Many patients maintain their brightened smile over a year after their treatment.
The Invisalign regimen and whitening can be performed concurrently or separately, so if you think you might benefit from one or both of these services, please contact the dental office of Dr. Rosemarie Márquez in St. Petersburg, FL, today!