Traditionally, the only way to make the teeth more uniform in terms of their size, shape, and orientation in the mouth required the wearing of metal braces for months or even years. Issues of misalignment once required aesthetically unpleasing and often painful orthodontic treatments. Through instant orthodontics, however, minor orthodontic issues can be corrected in an instant! Instant orthodontics involves the placement of porcelain veneers to produce a healthy, beautiful smile without the need for uncomfortable, conspicuous metal braces.
Porcelain veneers are commonly referred to as “instant orthodontics.” Because of their versatility, strength, and durability, porcelain veneers are among the most popular treatments utilized by Philadelphia cosmetic dentist Bruce J. Wilderman. In fact, porcelain veneers are among the most transformative treatments available in all of cosmetic dentistry. Their versatility is so great that they may be used to conceal cracks, chips, discoloration, and other aesthetic flaws. Porcelain veneers may also be used to close gaps between teeth, thereby improving the bite in the process.
Porcelain is the most natural looking of all dental restoration materials. Like tooth enamel, porcelain is translucent. This simply means that porcelain allows some of the light that strikes its surface to pass through rather than reflect. Porcelain has a number of advantages over other materials used in dental restorations, including its translucency. Another advantage is its strength. Porcelain veneers are incredibly strong. They can withstand the pressures of everyday biting and chewing. Porcelain veneers are also highly resistant to staining. Because of this, many patients undergo teeth whitening treatments before the placement of porcelain veneers. For our patients in Philadelphia, porcelain veneers provide excellent reinforcement to weakened teeth and makes strong teeth even stronger. Because of their outstanding durability, strength, and versatility, porcelain veneers are often an ideal long-term solution to teeth that are crooked, separated by gaps, or improperly shaped.
Is Instant Orthodontics Right For Me?
For many patients of our cosmetic dentistry practice in Philadelphia, instant orthodontics has provided an outstanding alternative to braces. While this is true, not all orthodontic issues can be resolved with porcelain veneers. To determine whether you are a candidate for instant orthodontics, you must first undergo a comprehensive dental exam. In general, the best candidates for instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers are patients who have:
- Good oral hygiene habits
- Gaps between teeth
- Undergone orthodontic treatment sometime in the past, but are still experiencing issues
- Good overall health, including good oral health
- Minor alignment issues, such as teeth that are slightly crooked
- Aesthetic flaws in their teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Teeth that do not meet properly due to flaws in the shape or length of the teeth
- Realistic expectations
Contact Artistic Expressions Dentistry Today
If you are bothered by aesthetically flawed teeth and are also experiencing minor orthodontic issues, you may be a candidate for instant orthodontics. To learn more about instant orthodontics, or to schedule an examination, please contact Artistic Expressions Dentistry today. Philadelphia cosmetic dentist Bruce Wilderman and his skilled staff would be happy to answer any question you may have.