Dr. Jen Kim, DDS
Kirkland, WA Family and Cosmetic Dentist

I want to have straight teeth. What are my options?

Image of individual pointing at their smileOne way to straighten your teeth is with orthodontics. At Jen Kim Dentistry, we offer Invisalign to straighten your teeth using virtually invisible aligners to gradually and gently shift your teeth into the correct position.

We may also be able to "straighten" your teeth using cosmetic dentistry to give you the smile that you desire. Porcelain veneers can be used to give crooked teeth the appearance of straight teeth. Another way to achieve this is by using composite bonding. These are great ways to get "straight" teeth without braces; however, they will not correct orthodontic conditions.

Before you make your decision, it’s important to discuss your concerns and your goals with Dr. Kim. If your teeth are crowded, twisted, or overlap, it’s important to consider actually straightening them rather than concealing them with cosmetic dentistry. Crooked and crowded teeth are more difficult to keep clean, giving them a higher risk of developing decay and gum disease.

Cosmetic dentistry is a good choice for teeth that are only mildly crooked or have spaces between them.

If you are interested in giving your smile a makeover, call us at 425-284-4450 for an appointment to see what options would be good for you.