Ivan Ho, DDS, Smile Transformation Specialist


How to Fix Crooked Teeth with Veneers

A smile is universally understood as an expression of happiness, friendship, and even love. If you are afraid of speaking or smiling in public, just because you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth – you are shutting down a vital communication tool that can open many doors for you. Even before you speak, people form an opinion about you based on your smile and facial appearance. Don’t get your cosmetic facial defects to get in the way of your success.

Let Dr. Ivan Ho fix your crooked, stained, or chipped teeth with veneers.

Veneers for Crooked Teeth: Solving Your Smile

Many people believe that the only solution for crooked or gapped teeth is braces. That’s not true. For many people, dental braces are not an acceptable treatment option, as they may be yet another source of embarrassment – one that you might have to endure for years. Besides, they are quite uncomfortable and require special care. Most importantly, they come with dietary restrictions.

At Orange County, we have another option for you. We can help in fixing crooked teeth with Veneers. No need to wear braces, and no need to wait for two to three years to get your dream smile. With porcelain veneers, we can get rid of virtually all cosmetic and facial defects – not over the years, but in less than a week!

What are Veneers?

Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are attached to the front surfaces of crooked or chipped teeth. Many of you might be familiar with veneers as an option to whiter teeth. At Pro Smiles, we use them for more than just fixing stained teeth – we also use them to correct cosmetic issues regarding tooth size, shape, and alignment. In fact, veneers are the perfect way to repair chips, gaps, and uneven teeth.

Can veneers alone be used to straighten your teeth?

Porcelain veneers are an excellent option for fixing virtually all cosmetic dental problems. However, complex issues involving improper tooth bite or jaw alignment may – that affect both your appearance and your long-term dental and physical health – may require other treatment options such as metal braces or Invisalign aligners.

If an improper bite is an underlying problem that is marring your smile, then it may be possible for us to give you a smile you want with veneers alone. This may be possible in the following conditions, when:

  • Your teeth are generally in good shape.
  • Your bite is healthy.
  • You don’t have severe issues regarding tooth alignment or excessive gaps.
  • You one or more teeth) that are set back from the others.
  • You are not happy with your smile and would like a complete smile makeover
  • You have one or more teeth that appear more prominent than the others and negatively affect your smile.


An experienced and skilled cosmetic dentist can help you in deciding whether veneers can fix your aesthetic problem. We invite you to a complimentary consultation and examination appointment, in which Dr. Ivan Ho will perform a 41-point, extensive examination of your teeth and discuss with you regarding your aesthetic goals. Dr. Ivan Ho’s more than three decades of smile transformation experience will serve you very well throughout this process.

Advantages of Veneers

Porcelain veneers offer several benefits:

  • Quick and Simple – no need to wait. You can achieve your cosmetic goal in a matter of days. Most patients get their dream smile in less than seven days. Walk in on a Monday and drive away with your brand-new smile on Friday.
  • No Pain and All the Gain! – the entire procedure requires only a local anesthetic; in some cases, there is no need for an anesthetic at all.
  • Durable, Long-lasting Smile – the results of smile transformations done by Dr. Ivan Ho are long-lasting. Porcelain veneers prepared at our exclusive, high-end dental labs have a life of 10-15 years.
  • No Need to Wear Braces – in most cases, there is no need to move a tooth with braces or removable aligners. We will use veneers to fix minor tooth misalignment or excessive teeth gaps.

A smile makeover at Pro Smile is a risk-free investment in getting your dream smile. At Pro Smiles, Dr. Ivan Ho wants all his patients to feel confident and comfortable when they opt for the signature Ivan Ho Smile Makeover. That is why Dr. Ivan Ho offers a one-year guarantee: We invite you to wear your veneers for a year and assess whether you are happy with your new smile. In case there is a need for improvement or replacement, you don’t have to worry about the cost; we will take care of it.

Creating Your New Smile: The Steps for Fixing Crooked Teeth with Veneers

The first step in getting your dream smile is to get a clear picture of how you want your new smile to appear. At this vital step, Dr. Ivan Ho will perform a detailed examination of your teeth, gums, jaws, and facial profile – in addition to a detailed discussion regarding what exactly you’re hoping to achieve. Dr. Ivan Ho believes that the success of each smile makeover with porcelain veneers depends on formulating a customized treatment plan.

During the smile design process, Dr. Ivan Ho will use computer simulations and wax models of your teeth to bring your ideal smile to life. You can even see how your teeth will look like after the smile makeover – even before we start your treatment! Dr. Ivan Ho will involve you at each step of your smile design so that you get a smile that is exactly how you want it to be.

Once Dr. Ivan Ho has prepared your customized treatment plan, Dr. Ivan Ho may remove a thin layer of enamel from your teeth. This is done to prevent your tooth from having an unnaturally bulky appearance once the veneer has been applied (This is not necessary in every case).

Dr. Ivan Ho will then send your smile design to an exclusive dental laboratory – where a master technician will carefully and painstakingly craft your veneers to perfection – while precisely following Dr. Ivan Ho’s instructions. This can take a week or two. While you are waiting for your veneers, Dr. Ivan Ho will apply temporary veneers on your prepared teeth to give you a better idea of how your smile will look after the smile transformation. When your custom porcelain veneers are ready, we will remove your temporary acrylic veneers and replace them with your custom veneers.

Choosing the Right Cosmetic Dentist

A successful smile makeover not just requires high-quality cosmetic products and a skillful dental technician – it also depends heavily on the clinical skill and the artistry of the cosmetic dentist. Remember, you’re not fixing a computer or fixing an engine – we’re talking about your smile that you will be visible to others, every day of your life, and affects how people perceive you.

Patients who visit Dr. Ivan Ho in Orange County will discover that they are in the care of a highly skilled cosmetic dentist and smile artist, a professional having more than three decades of experience. He is also the pioneer of a rapid and straightforward smile makeover technique that allows you to get your dream smile in less than seven days.

Why Dr. Ivan Ho?

Since 1990, more than 20,000 patients – traveling from all over the globe – have benefitted from Dr. Ivan Ho’s cosmetic dentistry services. Dr. Ivan Ho’s patients include celebrities, models, and prominent figures from throughout the world.

Dr. Ivan Ho’s signature smile makeover technique is not just for famous people. We believe that everyone deserves to have a beautiful smile. At Pro Smiles, you can benefit from the same standard of care, gentle dental treatment, and mastery of the dental and cosmetic skills that have brought happiness and smiles to countless numbers of patients. Book an appointment with Dr. Ivan Ho to know more about how he helps in fixing crooked teeth with Veneers!