Few people are born with naturally straight smiles. Alignment and bite issues are common and can range in complexity. Thankfully, you’re fortunate because you only have minimal alignment concerns, but it’s still easy to feel insecure about the imperfections. Nowadays, you have more options than ever to fix gaps and slightly tilted or overlapping teeth, which is why 1 in every 5 orthodontic patients is over the age of 18. However, you don’t want to spend months wearing braces. Despite advancements to shorten treatment times, most orthodontic plans take anywhere from 12 to 24 months. What if you could have a straight smile in just a couple of weeks? Now you can with instant orthodontics.
What is Instant Orthodontics?
Instant orthodontics don’t involve brackets, wires, or clear aligners. Despite its name, it isn’t really an orthodontic system. Instead, veneers are used to create the illusion that your teeth are straight. Not only can you close gaps and cover other alignment problems, but you’ll improve your smile overall. Veneers can resolve a variety of imperfections to give you a picture-perfect smile in as few as 2 appointments.
What are Veneers?
A veneer is a custom-made shell that’s bonded to the front surface of a tooth to enhance its color, size, and shape. When applied to the teeth most visible when smiling, veneers correct a multitude of flaws simultaneously, so you won’t need various procedures or a lengthy treatment plan. Generally, veneers can be used to fix:
- Tooth discoloration and stains
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Minor overlapping or tilted teeth
How Long Will the Treatment Take?
You don’t need to worry about a lengthy or invasive procedure to get the smile of your dreams. First, you’ll need a consultation with your cosmetic dentist to ensure you’re a candidate for veneers. After accessing your smile and learning more about your goals, they’ll determine if veneers are right for you.
Once a treatment plan is established, you’ll begin the first phase of your procedure, which involves cleaning the teeth and preparing them for bonding. A small amount of enamel is removed to ensure they will sit flush. Your dentist will take an impression of your mouth to create your restorations. It can take the dental lab a couple of weeks to craft your new smile, so you’ll need temporary veneers while you wait. After your permanent veneers are sent back to the office, you’ll return to have them bonded to your teeth.
Benefit from Instant Orthodontics
You can revitalize your entire smile using a quick, effective solution that can last for a decade or longer with the proper care. You will have a beautiful, straight smile you’ll be proud to show off.
About Dr. Hackbarth
Dr. Hackbarth earned his dental degree at the University of Texas Branch in Houston before continuing his training in jaw pain, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and more. He has extensive qualifications and training to treat the most advanced oral health issues. If you’re ready to invest in a healthy, attractive smile, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.