Are Instant Orthodontics Right for Me?
When it comes to straightening the teeth and correcting alignment issues, traditional orthodontic treatment is a patient’s best choice. However, not all patients have alignment issues that are severe enough to warrant such extensive treatment. Many patients have only a few teeth that are out of proper alignment. Still others have a smile that is drastically flawed aesthetically as a result of crooked or poorly spaced teeth, but they experience no other oral health problems as a result. These patients are often eager to correct the appearance of the smile, but are reluctant to do so with traditional orthodontic treatment. For these patients, cosmetic dentist Reza Radmand offers an alternative treatment to consider: instant orthodontics.
Instant orthodontics can drastically improve the appearance of a patient’s smile. Crooked teeth, gaps between the teeth, a tooth that has turned, teeth that are crowded together; all of these can be concealed with instant orthodontics. Dr. Radmand achieves the appearance of instant orthodontics for his Fairfield patients by applying porcelain veneers to the teeth. Porcelain veneers are a form of indirect dental bonding. The porcelain veneers, which are custom designed by Dr. Radmand for each patient, are bonded to the facial surface of the tooth or teeth that will be treated. Because porcelain veneers treatment only takes a couple of dental treatments to be completed, patients receive a virtually instant smile makeover, hence “instant” orthodontics. Even with the time that is required to fabricate the porcelain veneers, the entire instant orthodontic treatment can be completed in just three to four weeks. This is a great deal quicker than traditional orthodontic treatment, which takes an average of 12 months.
As with all dental treatments, instant orthodontics will not be the right option for all of our patients. The best candidates for instant orthodontics are those who:
- Are unhappy with the appearance of the smile due to teeth that appear crooked or overcrowded, or have gaps
- Have good overall oral health, including healthy gums and teeth that are free of decay
- Are free of health or discomfort issues as a result of crooked or misaligned teeth
- Have additional cosmetic flaws that require treatment, including discoloration, chips, or fractures
- Have a clear understanding that instant orthodontics is a cosmetic solution for crooked teeth
For those of our patients who do not make ideal candidates for instant orthodontics, there are other treatment options to consider. There is always the treatment options of traditional metal braces. However, the latest advances in orthodontic treatment allow our patients the choice of a more comfortable, convenient, and attractive solutions with Invisalign®. Invisalign® is known as clear braces but they are actually trays that gradually shift the teeth into place without the use of brackets or wires. Dr. Radmand can discuss this treatment in further detail.
Schedule an Appointment
If the appearance of your smile is compromised by crooked teeth, there are several treatment options to consider. Whether instant orthodontics or Invisalign® is right for you, Dr. Reza Radmand can give you the smile you desire. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Radmand at your earliest convenience to learn more about these dental treatments.