Orthodontics – mention this word to most people, and chances are that they’ll immediately envision a mouth full of metal brackets and wires. Thankfully, modern orthodontics offers numerous alternatives to traditional braces, including the revolutionary Invisalign® system that uses a series of removable, virtually invisible plastic aligners to gradually guide teeth toward their optimal positions in the mouth. Orthodontic treatment allows for people of all ages to achieve outstanding results more discreetly and efficiently than ever before.
But even modern orthodontic treatment still requires several months to complete…right?
For many people, yes. However, in certain cases, it may be possible to produce dramatic improvements to the appearance and orientation of teeth through the placement of porcelain veneers. For suitable candidates,Las Vegas cosmetic dentist Jason L. Downey, D.D.S. can use porcelain veneers as a sort of “instant orthodontics.” That’s right! You might be able to leave our office with a mouth full of straight, uniform teeth and a healthy, strong bite in as little as a couple of office visits! At our cosmetic dentistry practice in Las Vegas, instant orthodontics makes this seemingly impossible dream a beautiful reality for the right candidates.
Are you a good candidate for instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers? Read on, and then contact Jason L. Downey, DDS Dentistry in Las Vegas today to find out!
Porcelain Veneers as an Orthodontic Treatment
Porcelain veneers are generally used for cosmetic purposes. Crafted of the finest-grade porcelain, veneers are customized to cover the surfaces of the front teeth, thereby concealing such aesthetic flaws as cracks, chips, and discoloration. Because porcelain shares light-reflecting properties with tooth enamel, veneers blend seamlessly into the smile, looking entirely natural and complementing the surrounding teeth in terms of size, shape, color, and texture.
In cases of minor misalignment and other issues affecting the bite, however, porcelain veneers offer a multitude of oral health benefits, as well. They can lengthen teeth that are too short, widen teeth that are separated by gaps, and impose a more uniform shape on teeth that are misshapen. They can also improve the appearance of teeth that are slightly crooked by being crafted in such a way that give the front surface of those teeth a more forward-facing look. At our cosmetic dentistry practice inLas Vegas, porcelain veneers are always crafted to the most exacting standard, down to the finest, most minute detail.
Although you may be accustomed to thinking of porcelain as fragile and glass-like, the porcelain used in dental procedures, especially once it is affixed to teeth, is remarkably strong and resilient. Indeed, teeth that are weakened or in danger of breaking can be made stronger through the placement of porcelain veneers. The result of instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers is a mouth with teeth that:
- Are properly shaped and uniformly spaced
- Are strong and better able to withstand biting pressure
- Meet properly when they come together, improving and strengthening the bite
- Look fabulous!
For further information about porcelain veneers, instant orthodontics, or candidacy for this extraordinary procedure, pleasecontact our Las Vegas cosmetic dentists today!