“Instant orthodontics” can correct the appearance of crooked teeth in one office visit using porcelain veneers. It does not truly straighten your teeth, but it will make them look straight, and can correct other dental flaws in the same procedure. Instant orthodontics is the perfect option if you want you teeth to look straight without the time and commitment of more traditional straightening methods.
To truly straighten your teeth cosmetic dentist Dr. Quigless offers Invisalign, which takes about six months to two years. Invisalign does not involve brackets and wires, like braces, and the aligning trays are virtually invisible. But it does require some commitment on your part, as the aligners must be worn for at least 22 hours each day if you want good results.
If your lifestyle or your schedule will not allow for such a method, instant orthodontics may be the solution for you. It can be an excellent option if you have:
- A special event, such as a wedding, graduation, or job interview in the near future
- Only minor crookedness or misalignment
- Other dental problems, such as discoloration or misshapen teeth
- Limited time or money to correct the look of your smile
- A lifestyle which is not conducive to wearing Invisalign aligners
Instant orthodontics can be used as a standalone procedure or can be part of a total smile makeover.
How Instant Orthodontics Works
A very thin shell of porcelain covers the front surfaces of your teeth, correcting their appearance. This porcelain is custom crafted to match the shape and color of your teeth, so it blends in perfectly with your natural teeth.
The beauty of instant orthodontics is that it can correct several dental flaws in the same procedure:
- Chips, crack, and gaps
- Discoloration which is resistant to whitening
- Teeth with mismatched sizes
- Misshapen teeth
To learn more, please read our Porcelain Veneers and Porcelain Veneers Questions pages.
Dr. Quigless offers several solutions for crooked teeth. If you are in the St. Louis area, and are interesting in learning more about how you can have a straight, beautiful smile, please contact our instant orthodontics office today. We will set up a free instant orthodontics meeting with Dr. Quigless and his assistant for you. Your solution to crooked teeth is just a phone call or email away.
8083 Manchester Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63144