Patients who are burdened by crooked teeth and an imperfect smile, but dread the idea of traditional braces, may want to consider instant orthodontics. Instant orthodontics makes it possible for patients to improve the appearance of the smile and eliminate the embarrassment of crooked or poorly spaced teeth in an average of just two dental appointments. What’s better is that this is all accomplished without braces. While Harrisburg cosmetic dentists Warren Silvers Sr. and Warren Silvers III are happy to work with traditional orthodontic treatments, they realize that it is not the best option for all patients. Many of their adult patients are not interested in the time and commitment that is required for traditional orthodontic procedures to produce results. Still others have an array of cosmetic flaws in addition to alignment issues and they would like these problems to be addressed as well. In both of these situations, instant orthodontics offers the ideal solution.
What Is Instant Orthodontics?
So how is Dr. Silvers able to obtain these “instant” and dramatic cosmetic results? For patients in Harrisburg, instant orthodontics eliminates the use of braces and instead relies on the cosmetic benefits of porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are extremely thin restorations that are designed to adhere to the front surface of the teeth. They look and feel just like natural teeth, only they are likely more aesthetically pleasing than the natural teeth. For patients in Harrisburg, porcelain veneers are customized on a case-by-case basis. Using his artistic eye, Dr. Silvers will create a set of porcelain veneers that blends in with the natural teeth while improving the overall appearance of the smile. Veneers can improve the size, shape, and color of the teeth, and, most importantly, in the case of instant orthodontics, conceal any problems with alignment and spacing.
Besides the cosmetic benefits that are provided by porcelain veneers, most patients are drawn to the fact that these improvements can be made in as little as two dental appointments. Most patients can expect a minimum of 12 months of traditional orthodontic treatment, but the complete porcelain veneers treatment can be complete in a matter of weeks. One appointment will be required to prepare the teeth and make specifications for the veneers. A few weeks later, the completed porcelain veneers can be placed at a second (and often final) dental appointment.
Not only are the results of porcelain veneers “instant,” but it is a virtually pain-free procedure. One of the drawbacks to traditional braces is the discomfort that is experienced as a result of shifting teeth and sharp metal wires and brackets. Instant orthodontics eliminates all of that pain. The only discomfort that a patient may experience is a slightly heightened sensitivity of the teeth in the first few weeks following treatment.
Overall, instant orthodontics provides patients with:
- Fast results
- Cosmetic improvements
- Comfortable treatment
Schedule an Appointment
Patients who would like to learn more about correcting the appearance of crooked teeth without the use of traditional orthodontics can schedule an appointment with Dr. Silvers. Instant orthodontics may be just what patients need to get a bright, white, and straight smile.