Instant Orthodontics for Crooked of Gapped Teeth
By J. Brent Gorrell on November 04, 2015
When a patient has gapped or crooked teeth, they may assume that the only way to correct these issues is with traditional orthodontic treatment, such as braces. However, many patients to not want to undergo this type of orthodontic treatment for various reasons, most notably its timeline and the noticeable appearance of braces. However, when crooked teeth are primarily a cosmetic concern, there is an alternative treatment to consider. Dr. J. Brent Gorrell offers patients instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers that conceal imperfections such as crooked, uneven, or gapped teeth. Patients can undergo the instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers procedure at our Mountain View, CA practice.
Instant orthodontics offers a great alternative to braces for many patients, but it is not always the right treatment choice. Instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers is a cosmetic dental treatment that can conceal imperfections and give patients the appearance of straight, white, even teeth. However, it is not appropriate for patients who have severe misalignment problems that are affecting the bite or the health of the teeth. Instead, ideal candidates for instant orthodontics are those with any of the following concerns:
- Crooked teeth
- A tooth that is twisted or turned
- Unevenly spaced teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Teeth that are uneven in size
All of the aforementioned imperfections can be concealed by the placement of porcelain veneers to give patients a more uniform smile.
How Treatment Works
Instant orthodontics treatment is the same as any porcelain veneers procedure. During treatment, Dr. Gorrell will take very thin porcelain shells and place them over the facial surface of the patient’s teeth. These shells, or veneers, are specially designed for each patient so that they fit comfortably, blend in with any natural and untreated teeth, and address the specific cosmetic concerns of each patient.
In most cases, porcelain veneers treatment requires just two dental appointments. At the first appointment, Dr. Gorrell will design the porcelain veneers, make molds of the teeth, and prepare the teeth for veneers placement. In order to ensure that the porcelain veneers will fit comfortably and look like a natural part of the smile, a small amount of tooth enamel will be removed from the teeth.
The second appointment will take place within a couple of weeks of the first. This is when the completed veneers will be permanently bonded to the patient’s teeth. At this appointment, Dr. Gorrell will ensure that the veneers fit properly, and then etch the surface of the teeth slightly before using a dental compound to cement the veneers to the teeth.
Within a matter of weeks, patients can completely transform the appearance of the smile and walk away with teeth that not only look straighter and more even, but also teeth that are free of other cosmetic blemishes.
Schedule a Consultation
If crooked, uneven teeth are having a negative impact on your smile, and you’re reluctant to undergo traditional orthodontic treatment, you owe it to yourself to learn more about instant orthodontics. Porcelain veneers can dramatically improve your smile in just a fraction of the time as braces. Schedule a consultation with Dr. J. Brent Gorrell at your earliest convenience to find out if this is the right treatment option for you.
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