If you're unhappy with the appearance of crooked teeth but don't want to commit to traditional orthodontic treatment, instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers may be right for you. Porcelain veneers can mask a variety of dental imperfections, including crooked teeth. To find out if you're a good candidate for instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers, schedule a consultation with Staten Island, NY dentists Alex and Jason Hecht.
What Are Instant Orthodontics with Porcelain Veneers?
Instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers is a cosmetic dental treatment designed to produce the visual results of traditional orthodontics in a fraction of the time. Unlike other orthodontics treatments, including traditional metal braces and alignment trays, which can take over 18 months to achieve the desired results, instant orthodontics treatment can be completed in as little as two dental visits.
With instant orthodontics treatment, patients can achieve fast results thanks to the use of porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, tooth-shaped shells that fit over the front surface of the teeth, effectively masking flaws and improving alignment.
How Are Instant Orthodontics Placed?
Instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers typically requires two dental visits for placement after the initial consultation in which candidacy is determined and a treatment plan is devised. Once a treatment plan is formulated, instant orthodontics treatment will begin with preparing the teeth for porcelain veneer placement. The teeth will be thoroughly cleaned and a thin layer of enamel will be removed.
Digital or physical impressions are then made of the teeth and sent to a dental lab for each porcelain veneer to be custom-crafted. Temporary veneers will be placed while waiting for the custom veneers to be completed. Once the veneers are ready, a second dental appointment will be needed to remove the temporary veneers and bond the finished veneers to the teeth, completing treatment and enhancing the overall appearance of the smile.
The Benefits of Instant Orthodontics
Instant orthodontics using porcelain veneers offers countless benefits, making them a popular choice for many patients looking to improve the appearance of their smiles. Some of the most notable benefits include:
- Patients enjoy instant results
- Treatment is pain free and more comfortable than traditional orthodontics
- Veneers are as easy to care for as your natural teeth
- Veneers enhance the overall appearance of the smile, including tooth shape, size, and color
- Veneers closes gaps and improves the appearance of crooked teeth
- Patients enjoy a natural look and feel
Candidates for Instant Orthodontics with Porcelain Veneers
Instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers can help many people achieve the smile they desire, but this treatment is not suitable for everyone. Those with major alignment issues, like severe malocclusion, may not be good candidates for instant orthodontics and instead may require traditional orthodontics. With that said, ideal candidates for instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers include those with:
- Mild alignment issues
- Gaps between the teeth
- Minor dental chips or fractures
- Dental discoloration
- Undersized or oversized teeth
- Cosmetic dental flaws
- Relatively healthy gums and teeth
Schedule a Consultation
For more information about instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers, or to discuss other treatment options, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hecht.