When it comes to getting the best possible smile, there are plenty of options out there that can prove very helpful. One such option is instant orthodontics. Both teens and adults have been benefiting from instant orthodontics for years.
Now, when you hear the term "instant orthodontics," you may be put in mind of fast-acting braces or some other sort of orthodontic care. In fact, instant orthodontics is just a nickname for porcelain veneers, a very common cosmetic dentistry treatment option.
What exactly are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of dental ceramic that are affixed to the front portions of your teeth. When in place, porcelain veneers are able to mask dental imperfections from view and give you a smile that looks flawless.
The best part about porcelain veneers is that they look just like natural teeth when in place. The veneers are semi-translucent much like your real teeth, meaning that light partially passes through them. Indoors and outdoors, in natural light and under artificial light, the porcelain veneers will look completely natural and indistinguishable from the rest of your teeth.
Why the nickname "instant orthodontics"?
The reason that porcelain veneers are called instant orthodontics has a lot to do with the overall effectiveness. When in place, porcelain veneers can offer results that look as dramatic as orthodontic care. Yet these results can be achieved in just a visit or two, which is dramatically less time and virtually instant.
Dental Problems That Porcelain Veneers Can Address
A cosmetic dentist often uses porcelain veneers to address the following dental problems:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Stained teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Uneven teeth
The Best Candidates for Porcelain Veneers
The best candidates for porcelain veneers are people who suffer from the above aesthetic problems. The patients need to be in good overall health and not suffer from any dental health problems. Realistic expectations about the procedure and what it can achieve are also crucial in order to having satisfying results.
We want to restate that porcelain veneers are cosmetic in nature, and as such they should be used only for aesthetic problems rather than serious dental health issues.
Treatment Alternatives to Porcelain Veneers
There are a number of cosmetic dentistry alternatives to consider aside from porcelain veneers. For one, teeth whitening may be more effective for tooth stains and discoloration. For minor chips and cracks, the best option for care may actually be dental bonding. When patients have serious issues with tooth misalignment, the best option for care will involve the use of traditional orthodontic treatment.
We will be more than happy to go over all of your treatment options and to answer all of your questions in full detail during your visit. We want to help you achieve the best possible dental wellness as well as a winning smile.
Learn More About Smile Makeover Treatments
For more information about smile makeover treatment options and how you can have a smile that looks its absolute best, be sure to contact our Troy, MI dental care center today. The entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible aesthetic results.