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5 Methods for Straighter Teeth

Everyone wants straighter teeth. Your self-confidence may suffer if you have teeth that are crowded, misaligned, or otherwise crooked. In addition to this, they make your smile appear more unhealthy than it actually is. If you would like your teeth to be straighter, you are in luck because you have various options from which to pick. While others require a little bit more time, some provide benefits almost immediately.


1. Invisalign

The use of orthodontic appliances to physically align one's teeth is the most effective method for improving the appearance of one's smile. But if you're like the majority of people, you're definitely looking for an alternative to traditional braces that is less noticeable. Invisalign was developed specifically for situations like this one.


Summerlin Invisalign will straighten your teeth by using a series of removable, transparent aligner trays in pairs. The only thing you need to do is put them on for the allotted amount of time and then switch them out as recommended. In most cases, this is between 20 and 22 hours per day, which leaves you plenty of time to remove your dentures before meals or when you need to brush and floss your teeth.

You will go through each set of aligners in your series by moving on to the next pair of aligners every two weeks. When you do so, you will feel a light pressure forcing your teeth into the position that you want them to be in.

Your crooked smile is gradually being corrected right in front of your very eyes. There is no requirement for brackets or wiring! The best part is that you won't have to make as many trips to the orthodontist or stay there for as long as you would if you opted for traditional braces.

2. Composite Bonding

Dental bonding is a procedure that can conceal minor imperfections in teeth in a quick and effective manner. Bonding could be an option for you if you have a small space between your teeth, a chipped area, or misaligned teeth.

Bonding is sculpted onto the enamel and mixes in with the color of your natural smile, similar to how white fillings are shaped onto the enamel. It simply takes a few minutes to mould it to the tooth and cure it, so you can see the results the exact same day.

The majority of composite bonding may be made to endure for a few years before it needs to be replaced or modified. If you are thinking about having your teeth whitened, you should do so before your bonding operation so that we can get the composite to match your teeth as precisely as possible.

Bonding can be simply combined with other cosmetic treatments provided by Dr. Cohan, such as teeth whitening or crowns. As we determine what would work best for your smile as a whole, we will approach your transformation by focusing on each individual tooth. It may come down to something as straightforward as covering up a single imperfection in a single tooth at a time!

3. Dental Veneers

Dental veneers, which can sometimes be referred to as "instant braces," quickly cover the natural teeth that are located behind them, giving the appearance of considerably straighter teeth.

Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of a few of the teeth in your smile. Typically, it is the six to eight upper front teeth, however this number can vary depending on the width of your grin. Because Dr. Cohan is able to make adjustments to the form of each veneer before it is cemented into place, we are able to have them fabricated in a manner that might make crooked teeth appear to be straighter (no braces required.)

In addition, porcelain veneers can be utilized to change the length, width, and even contour of a person's teeth. If you have a tooth that is slightly narrow (which can cause gaps between teeth) or too short, the veneer can fill in those areas to make your tooth appear to have the ideal shape. When planning the form and color of each one-of-a-kind veneer, we take into account the specific requirements of each individual customer.

When we plan, craft, and finally place your final restorations, we will need multiple appointments in order to finish a whole case of dental veneers.

4. Crowns Made of Ceramic

Dental crowns, sometimes known as "caps," are an excellent restoration option for teeth whose enamel has been significantly worn down, chipped, or is otherwise improperly shaped. If you have a tooth that, as a result of previous damage, presents an irregular or crooked appearance, a crown can be the best answer for you to make your teeth straighter.

Crowns are dental restorations that cover the whole visible portion of a tooth, including the gum tissue and bone that surround it. Dr. Cohan will have each crown created so that it mimics the shade and contour of the teeth on either side of the affected tooth. This will ensure that the restored tooth blends in seamlessly with the rest of your now straighter smile.

When a tooth is lost, it can be replaced with a dental implant, which can then have a crown placed on top of it making the teeth straighter.


Because each crown is crafted uniquely in a laboratory, we are able to improve the appearance of your tooth's alignment. By merely correcting one particular tooth, the finished product will have a more symmetrical appearance and will transition more smoothly from one tooth to the next.

5. Take Care of the Spotting and Discoloration

The presence of shadows and stains in your teeth might give the appearance that they are crooked even if they are not. It's possible that certain sections of your tooth have a dark stain, while others have white patches that stand out more from the tooth around them. Reducing these will give you the appearance of straighter teeth.

When light strikes your teeth at a particular angle, the points in your enamel will create an optical illusion that gives the impression that your teeth are twisted or tilted.

Discoloration can be eliminated with the help of specialized cosmetic treatments, which we can use to address these difficulties. For instance, having your teeth whitened professionally, undergoing the ICON white spot treatment, or having composite bonding done can all produce very noticeable effects.

Straighter Teeth in Summerlin

Find out what your options are for having teeth that are both whiter and straighter in Summerlin. To get started, give Summerlin Dental Solutions a call today and schedule your next visit there.



Dr. Marianne Cohan was voted The Best Dentist/ Dental Office and Best Cosmetic Dentist from The Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2020 and 2021. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1992.


With an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry, complete makeovers, and implant dentistry, Dr. Cohan is committed to continuing education and feels that we never stop learning.  Dr. Cohan takes pride in using high-powered magnification to perform minimally invasive restorative dentistry. She uses all the latest technological advances including digital radiography, digital photography, computer simulations, and high-resolution pictures of your proposed treatment on 55-inch screens.  She also utilizes CBCT (cone beam) and laser technology.

Dr. Cohan is always available to her patients and is available for any dental emergency.


851 S Rampart Blvd #230, Las Vegas, NV 89145 | (702) 341-9160
851 S Rampart Blvd #230, Las Vegas, NV 89145 | (702) 341-9160