Advanced Dental Concepts
1269 Pleasant Grove Blvd. | Suite 100
Roseville, CA. 95747 | 916-786-4865
Questions About Instant Orthodontics
Sacramento, Roseville, Rocklin, Folsom, and Citrus Heights, California
What is instant orthodontics?
Instant orthodontics actually involves no orthodontic work at all. This is a procedure that corrects crooked, discolored, unevenly spaced or chipped teeth. Instead of straightening your teeth by gradually moving them at the root, instant orthodontics uses porcelain veneers and dental crowns to create the appearance of straight teeth. By altering your existing teeth, instant orthodontics can be completed in just several dentist visits instead of years like traditional orthodontics.
What advantages do instant orthodontics offer over traditional braces?
Conventional braces can take an average of one to three years to straighten your teeth. With instant orthodontics, you can have a brighter, whiter smile in as little as two weeks. With instant orthodontics, you do not have to endure the painful tension and pressure from the tightening of wires, and nor do you have to tolerate metal brackets on your teeth for months and months. Your smile can be corrected easily, effortlessly and beautifully.
How do veneers create the appearance of straight teeth?
Dr. Miller will work with you to design custom-fitted porcelain shells that fir over the front surface of your tooth—like a baseball cap fits a head. These porcelain veneers are bonded to your tooth’s enamel to look and feel like your regular teeth. We offer all-porcelain and porcelain fused to metal veneers, which provide the highest degree of durability on the market. With veneers, you can also choose the shade of white, so they are indistinguishable from your other teeth.
How to porcelain veneers work?
First, Dr. Miller will take an impression of your natural teeth. A laboratory will design your custom-fit shells. Dr. Miller will prepare your natural teeth by shaving them down slightly, so the veneers can be properly and effectively bonded to your tooth’s enamel. Once the veneers are in place, you will have the look and feel of a perfect smile.
Am I a candidate for instant orthodontics?
Instant orthodontics is not for everyone. To qualify for this procedure, you must first have a healthy bite. If you do not have a healthy bite, Dr. Miller can work with you to achieve this, or you can opt for another procedure like Invisalign or clear braces. You are a good candidate for instant orthodontics if you:
- Are unhappy with your smile
- Have uneven or crooked teeth
- Have gaps between your teeth
- Have teeth that are badly stained, and do not respond to teeth whitening procedures
- Have unattractive spaces between your teeth
How long do porcelain veneers and dental crowns last?
They will not last forever, but they often last about 10-15 years with proper care. Here are some tips on how you can maximize the life of your instant orthodontics:
- Practice good oral home care to minimize the chance of decay
- Do not expose your veneers to excessive forces (nail biting, opening objects, chewing hard foods)
- Use non-abrasive toothpaste with fluoride
- Refrain from clenching or grinding your teeth
- Minimize staining influences like coffee, red wine, soda and tobacco