“Instant” and “orthodontics” may strike you at first as two words that definitely do not belong together, especially if the latter word conjures up images of metal braces and months, if not years, of treatment. Indeed, the very concept of instant orthodontics may seem like something out of a futuristic novel or movie.
Yet, not only are veneers a very real, very contemporary treatment, but it is also available to suitable candidates right here at the Edmonton dentistry practice of Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky. Using porcelain veneers, Dr. Podilsky can correct a number of orthodontic issues while creating a radiant new smile.
What Is Instant Orthodontics?
Instant orthodontics involves the application of porcelain veneers to correct minor bite, alignment, and orientation issues with the teeth. At our dentistry practice in Edmonton, porcelain veneers can be used to:
- Lengthen disproportionately short teeth or teeth of inconsistent length, helping to improve and strengthen the bite
- Close spaces that separate the front teeth, thereby decreasing their risk of moving out of their optimal position
- Improve the shape of misshapen teeth so that they blend more seamlessly into the mouth
- Make teeth that are slightly crooked appear more uniform with the surrounding teeth
- Reinforce teeth that are chipped, cracked, or at risk of breaking
In addition to serving all of the above listed functions, porcelain veneers are one of the most transformative of all cosmetic procedures. Dr. Podilsky frequently places porcelain veneers to conceal aesthetic damage to teeth, such as chips and discoloration. He customizes each veneer to fit perfectly in the mouth, complementing the surrounding natural teeth in terms of size, shape, texture, and color. This means that patients who undergo instant orthodontics are essentially getting a two-for-one treatment: a minor orthodontic treatment and a cosmetic smile design change.
Alternatives to Instant Orthodontics
Not all patients are suitable candidates for instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers. Some patients will be advised to undergo traditional orthodontic treatment or treatment with Invisalign® invisible braces. Dr. Podilsky is an Invisalign® provider, so patients who wish to straighten their teeth inconspicuously, comfortably, and conveniently can rely on his care.
Many patients choose to combine Invisalign® treatment with porcelain veneers. They first undergo Invisalign® treatment to realign their teeth. Then they address flaws in the shape, size, and color of the teeth by having them covered with custom-crafted porcelain veneers.
Learn More about Instant Orthodontics
If you are interested in learning more about instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers, or if you would like to discover whether you are a good candidate for treatment, we encourage you to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky today.