Instant Orthodontics is a procedure which uses veneers and crowns to close gaps and correct overlapping teeth for a beautiful, even, white smile. Instant orthodontics is a replacement for traditional orthodontics. Instead of wearing braces for years, the same results can be accomplished in a little as a month!
Veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are crafted to match the colour, size, and shape of your teeth, but with slight improvements. They are permanently cemented over teeth, covering imperfections beneath while creating a new visage over the front. Because of porcelain’s near-identical appearance to natural enamel, veneers effectively create a brand new, beautiful smile without sacrificing the underlying teeth. Whether you use veneers to cover one tooth or multiple teeth, they are created to complement and improve your specific smile.
Because veneers cover teeth, they can be used to adjust the width and edge of each tooth. In this way, veneers can alter the apparent alignment of teeth, creating an overall image of uniformity and alignment. Similarly, they can be used to fill gaps between teeth or create a more evenly spaced smile. Once veneers are placed, the changes are durable and long-lasting.
When you use porcelain veneers to achieve a straighter smile, you gain several advantages over traditional orthodontic methods, including:
While porcelain veneers are often an appealing option, patients must first be sure that they are well suited for the procedure. First and foremost, teeth and gums must be in relatively good condition – any instance of decay or disease must first be dealt with via restorative dentistry. To ensure the longevity of veneers, patients with bruxism (habitual teeth grinding) may also want to speak with their dentist about protecting their veneers from chips or cracks.
In regard to orthodontics, it should be noted that porcelain veneers are a purely cosmetic procedure. They will not fix severe alignment issues that create bite problems or threaten one’s oral health. In such cases, and in cases where teeth are impacted, traditional orthodontics are in fact needed to create proper space within the mouth. Nevertheless, for those who simply want to achieve straighter looking teeth for aesthetic purposes, instant orthodontics may very well be an excellent alternative.
Not all porcelain veneers are created equally. At Vogue Smiles Melbourne, we craft our veneers from the finest-grade dental porcelain available, customizing them so that they complement surrounding teeth perfectly in terms of size, shape, colour, and even texture. Your porcelain veneers will be durable, natural looking, and strong. With proper care, they will remain bonded to the surfaces of your teeth for years, concealing such cosmetic flaws as chips, cracks, and discoloration.
Although they are known primarily as a cosmetic treatment, porcelain veneers can also serve a restorative purpose. By lengthening teeth that are disproportionately short and filling in small gaps that separate teeth, porcelain veneers not only improve the appearance of the smile, but also help to improve the orientation of the teeth and the strength of the bite. The teeth in the upper jaw will meet the teeth in the lower jaw properly after treatment, while the teeth that had been separated by gaps will no longer be inclined to shift out of their optimal positions toward the empty space. The teeth to which the veneers are attached will also be stronger, as the veneers will act as reinforcements.
Not all patients will be good candidates for instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers. More severe orthodontic issues will require more conventional treatment methods. However, some patients may be able to begin treatment with these more conventional methods and then complete their treatment with porcelain veneers, achieving the full cosmetic benefits that porcelain veneers have to offer.
Many patients choose to combine instant orthodontics with other cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening or dental crowns as part of a comprehensive smile makeover plan.