When we talk about instant orthodontics, it mainly refers to the use of porcelain veneers. It’s an ideal solution when you want to straighten your teeth without the use of braces. Porcelain veneers are basically wafer-thin, tooth-shaped shells which are used to cover the front sides of the teeth. Hence, it’s an ideal solution to mask the surface of irregular teeth in order to conceal, and even treat, irregularity.
Good thing about porcelain veneers is that these are used to treat dental issues for which braces are used for longer time. As a matter of fact, many of those issues are resolved in just 1 or 2 appointments. The treatment of misaligned teeth and ones with gaps between them is very much possible with porcelain veneers.
The treatment process
The process of instant orthodontics starts with consultation with orthodontist in order to discuss about the aesthetics goals and that whether the treatment is going to be the best option to meet your needs. If it is what you need, the treatment is then started.
After planning the procedure, a small amount of enamel is scratched from the teeth. Then impression of teeth is taken. The teeth impression is used in the preparation of veneers. This entire process is done in the first appointment. The impressions are then sent for preparation of veneers.
It takes about 15 days for the porcelain veneers to be prepared. When veneers are ready, you get the second appointment in which the veneers are cemented with the teeth.
If there is the CEREC technology working in the dentist’s office, you may be able to get your porcelain veneers ready in a single appointment. This technology involves advanced imaging of the teeth which is send to the veneer crafting machine. This way, you will not have to wait for the veneers.
Top advantages of instant orthodontics
Instant orthodontics has great benefits to offer. Due to these benefits, this straightening option is preferred by most of the patients. Some of the benefits are as under:
- The first and foremost benefit of instant orthodontics if it suits you is that it doesn’t let you wait for years like braces do. It is always the quicker transformation of smile that you will get.
- When you get braces, teeth-cleaning on daily basis becomes very difficult thing to do. On the other hand, porcelain veneers are very easy to clean. You just have to brush and floss as you do with the normal teeth.
- Instant orthodontics is many times convenient option as compared to the traditional orthodontics. The reason is that you will not have to visit the dentist’s office several times like in the case of traditional orthodontics in which the adjustment of braces is required in every few weeks.
- Since there is going to be no braces applied to the teeth, instant orthodontics is a painless process.