How Much Do I Need for a Smile Makeover?

I am a tad confused about something and hope you can help clear some things up. I want to get porcelain veneers but in order to do that, my dentist is insisting I also get teeth whitening and Invisalign first. I was under the impression that porcelain veneers can make your teeth look white and […]

Can a Dental Flipper Make Teeth Look Straight?

I have crooked teeth but feel I am too old for braces. I’ve heard about a dental flipper that can snap onto your teeth and make them look straight. Will this really work? Theresa Dear Theresa, I think whoever told you this had a dental flipper confused with the snap-on smile. A dental flipper is […]

Options for a Tooth Gap

I have an 8mm gap in my front teeth. My dentist is suggesting I get Lumineers to fix that but I’m a bit nervous about that. I see the Lumineers have mixed reviews. Are there other options for me that do not include 3 years in metal braces? Cameron Dear Cameron, Whatever you do, please […]

When Does a Tooth with a Root Canal Treatment Need a Crown?

I have a root canal treatment that has never been crowned. Recently, I read that is a mistake. Should I get this crowned? I used to have dental insurance, but now I don’t so I don’t want to spend the money if I don’t have to. What are your thoughts on it? Bruce Dear Bruce, […]

Need affordable dentist to correct veneer work

I have battled with the appearance of my teeth for my entire life. I have chips in both of my front teeth and another tooth, also in the front of my mouth, is badly twisted. I am sure I should have had braces when I was a child, but I was one of seven children, […]

Should I whiten and straighten before porcelain veneers?

I am thinking about getting porcelain veneers since I don’t love my front teeth, especially my top ones.  I have looked a little and know it’s expensive to get porcelain veneers, so if I’m going to get them, I want them to look the best they can.  Should I do teeth whitening and invisalign before […]

Do I Need a Special Dentist for Invisalign?

I want to get my teeth straightened with Invisalign. Do I go to a special dentist like an orthodontist or cosmetic dentist or will my regular dentist do? Charles I. Dear Charles, There are certain things which require a specialist, but Invisalign isn’t one of them. In fact, not even cosmetic dentistry is a recognized […]

Is there a “poor man’s” smile makeover?

I looked into getting a smile makeover, but the price was through the roof.  Is there  a “poor man’s” smile makeover. Something that can really improve my smile, but won’t require me to sell my SUV to pay for it? Mark A. – Philadelphia Mark, Hah! Well there are a couple of options. You can […]

Is being a test case an affordable way to get a smile makeover?

I have always been embarrassed about my smile. Always. However, I am quite poor. I’m a single mom and work two jobs just to make ends meet. There is no way in the world I will ever be able to afford a smile makeover. Last week my dentist mentioned that he is learning how to […]

Protruded teeth

I have teeth that protrude and wondered what my options are for fixing them? Amanda B.- Cincinnati Amanda, When it comes to dealing with protruding teeth, you have three general options: Traditional Braces: These are the same wire and metal brackets that people think of when braces come to mind. They take about 2-3 years. […]