Skip the Braces with Porcelain Veneers and Instant Orthodontics
Porcelain veneers are dental fabrications that may be used to transform the smile, including mild alignment issues, in as little as two dental appointments. Because porcelain veneers can be used to quickly correct alignment issues, they are sometimes called “instant orthodontics.”
Porcelain veneers are a popular treatment option at Dr. Jose Valenzuela Jr.'s Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center. Let's take a closer look at the treatment process and benefits of instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers. To find out if you're a candidate, contact our Los Algodones, Mexico cosmetic dentistry practice.
The Treatment Process for Instant Orthodontics with Porcelain Veneers
The treatment process for instant orthodontics using porcelain veneers begins with a consultation to determine candidacy. If you are a good candidate for treatment, a plan will be created to achieve the desired results and the appointments to complete treatment will be scheduled.
At the first appointment, a small layer of enamel will be removed from the teeth to make room for the finished veneers so they sit flush against the teeth. This also creates a rough surface to allow for a more secure bond between the veneers and teeth.
After a thin layer of enamel is removed, impressions will be taken of the teeth. These impressions are sent to a dental laboratory to be used in crafting the porcelain veneers. While awaiting the finished veneers, temporary veneers will be placed.
Once the custom-made veneers are completed, about two weeks later, a second appointment will be made to place the finished veneers. During this appointment, the temporary veneers will be removed and the finished veneers will be bonded to the teeth using special bonding cement. Once the veneers are properly fitted, they will be polished to reveal a beautiful, flawless smile.
What Issues Can Be Corrected with Instant Orthodontics?
Instant orthodontics using porcelain veneers can correct mild alignment issues without the use of braces or other orthodontic treatments. For more severe alignment issues, traditional braces are often a better solution. In addition to correcting mild alignment issues, instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers can also improve other aesthetic issues. Some common conditions that can be treated with porcelain veneers as instant orthodontics include:
- Minor alignment issues
- Mildly crooked teeth
- Gaps between the teeth
- Dental discoloration
- Misshaped teeth
- Undersized teeth
The Benefits of Instant Orthodontics
Instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers offer many benefits, making it a popular treatment option for those looking to improve the appearance of their smile. Some of the most notable benefits include:
- Immediate results: As the name suggests, instant orthodontics instantly transforms the smile, eliminating the long wait for results. Patients who receive porcelain veneers as instant orthodontics can expect to have a completely transformed smile in as little as two dental appointments.
- Ease of maintenance: Caring for porcelain veneers is as easy as caring for your natural teeth.
- Painless treatment: Most find the treatment process is completely painless, especially when compared to traditional orthodontic methods.
- Overall enhancement of the smile: Instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers improves more than just appearance of crooked or gapped teeth, but can also address such issues as dental stains, irregularly shaped teeth, and the size of small teeth, to completely transform the smile.
Is Instant Orthodontics Right for You?
To find out if you're a candidate for instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Valenzuela today.