So many people believe they can’t fix their crooked teeth if they don’t want to wear metal wires and braces. If you’re opposed to traditional orthodontics, “instant orthodontics” can straighten and rejuvenate teeth and improve the overall appearance of your smile in far less time. Read on for more information about this alternative option to braces.
Instant orthodontics refers to a combination of various treatments such as porcelain veneers dental crowns and tooth bonding. Porcelain veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain that are custom designed for each tooth shape and size. Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed over a tooth addressing cosmetics, function and durability. Dental bonding consists of a special resin composite that reshapes and whitens a tooth. The bonding adheres to the tooth and can be as hard as healthy tooth enamel once it’s cured.
This treatment is quick, permanent and results can be achieved in as little as two weeks. Depending on the combination and extent of treatment, your results may be seen far sooner than results from years-long orthodontic treatment. Wearing braces for years and retainers for even more years is not appealing to many people who want straighter teeth.
This combination of restorations stabilizes and aligns your bite. These materials whiten your smile without having to use teeth whitening treatment. They improve the function of crooked teeth and restore worn, chipped or damaged teeth.
Traditional metal braces or Invisalign® custom-made, clear braces may be necessary to correct your teeth. Unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for instant orthodontics. The best way to learn if this option is suitable for your needs is through a consultation with Dr. Konig. He will help you understand your options as he has an in-depth understanding of bite alignment and smile aesthetics and can recommend the best approach.