Which Cosmetic Dentistry Option is Best for You?

Which Cosmetic Dentistry Option is Best for YouIf you could change anything about your smile, what would it be? Maybe you’d prefer to have whiter teeth, to close up gaps between teeth, or to have a perfect movie star smile. Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, you don’t have to settle and live with the smile imperfections that made you self-conscious. Teeth whitening, invisible braces like Invisalign, or porcelain veneers can all be utilized to correct an array of dental imperfections. Consider which cosmetic treatment is right for you and boost your confidence.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Just About Looks?

While it’s a great benefit that cosmetic dentistry improves the look of your teeth, there are more benefits to treatment than simply improving the superficial. Correcting the alignment of your teeth and your bite is great for your overall dental health, especially because it prevents tooth decay and teeth grinding.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is the practice of whitening teeth with a whitening agent such as bleach or peroxide. The best option for your teeth is take-home whitening administered by your dentist. We’ve found that this system delivers the best results with the fewest side effects, such as teeth sensitivity. With take-home teeth whitening, you whiten your teeth on your own time and schedule with custom-made whitening trays and a bleaching gel. The results are professional teeth whitening results with the convenience of at-home care. Teeth whitening is best for surface stains, called extrinsic stains.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a favorite of celebrities; it’s how many of them achieve that perfect Hollywood smile. Veneers are thin shells that go over your natural teeth to completely change the appearance. Your natural teeth are refined so the veneers have space to fit over them and look natural in your mouth. Porcelain veneers are a big investment and commitment, but they can transform your smile.


Invisalign are “invisible” braces that are nearly undetectable, so you can straighten your smile without the embarrassment or inconvenience of bulky metal braces. The Invisalign clear braces system is a series of clear plastic trays that fix your alignment and bite over time, just like braces.

About Dr. Jeffrey Allen & Dr. Neumann

Dr. Jeffrey Allen and Dr. Neumann provide comfortable dental care to patients of all ages. Call us at (641) 628-1121 today to schedule a checkup and cleaning, cosmetic consultation, or second-opinion visit. We are located on the west side of the historic town square in Pella, IA. Please see the map for directions, and visit Allen Family Dentistry on Google+ to leave a review.