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Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth Whitening

Dr. Cascino, Countryside, IL Dentist
Today's teeth whitening treatments are so easy, convenient and affordable that they've become a regular part of everyone's beauty routine. If you haven't tried one yet, you'll be happy to know that you have plenty of choices. For the fastest, most dramatic results, consider laser teeth whitening. Laser teeth whitening treatments take just an hour and can whiten teeth up to 10 shades. If you're the do-it-yourself type, an at-home teeth whitening kit might be right for you. These professional grade teeth whitening kits produce excellent results over a longer period of time. They can be purchased from your dentist or over-the-counter, but for best results, it's recommended that you always consult with a dentist before trying any over-the-counter teeth whitening system.

Porcelain Veneers

Years ago, smile makeovers involved multiple dental treatments over a period of several months. That's no longer the case, thanks to porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are ultra thin shells made of translucent porcelain that can be bonded to your teeth for cosmetic purposes. Extremely versatile and durable, porcelain veneers are an excellent option whether you want a total smile makeover or need to cover a chipped tooth, mask a cracked tooth, or close gaps between your teeth. They require little to no prepping and can often be applied in just one dental visit!

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Dr. Cascino, Countryside, IL Dentist
Cosmetic dental bonding is a versatile and affordable way to improve the appearance of chipped teeth, stained teeth and gapped teeth. As one of the most conservative cosmetic dentistry treatments around, cosmetic dental bonding requires little to no prepping and preserves most of the natural tooth structure. And it's fast, too! Dental bonding usually takes just one visit to complete.


Removable braces aren't for everyone. They are most effective for mild to moderate orthodontic problems. That's because the aligners only move teeth horizontally and won't be much help if your teeth turn in or out or are vertically challenged. Overcrowded teeth, widely spaced teeth or a severe malocclusion (bad bite) are better left to traditional dental braces, which provide for more control of teeth movement.

Removable braces also require a lot of motivation. After all, they only work when you wear them. Dental aligners must be worn around the clock, minus time off for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. That means you have to remember to put them back on after you take them off. If you wear them less than required, your teeth won't move as quickly as planned. The result may be a longer course of treatment.