Transform Your Smile in an Instant with Porcelain Veneers
By Stephen Rogers on January 04, 2013
Porcelain veneers are well known for their power to transform ordinary smiles into extraordinary smiles. This is why they are the centerpiece of many of the smile makeovers produced at Greater Long Island Dental. However, porcelain veneers are not exclusively used for cosmetic purposes. In fact, they can be a highly effective orthodontic treatment, as well.
Our Long Island cosmetic dentist team frequently uses porcelain veneers as a sort of “instant” orthodontics for suitable candidates. Porcelain veneers are often able to address a variety of orthodontic problems while restoring beauty to the teeth, all within just a couple of office visits - hence, instant orthodontics. As an alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments, porcelain veneers are not only quicker, but also more aesthetically appealing. Patients emerge from treatment with straight, uniform, luminous teeth that highlight beautifully remade smiles.
If you would like to learn more about instant orthodontics, we urge you to read on and then contact our Long Island cosmetic dentistry practice today.
How Do Porcelain Veneers Work as an Orthodontic Treatment?
Porcelain veneers are custom-crafted from the finest medical-grade ceramic to cover the front surfaces of the front teeth. They are commonly used to conceal cosmetic defects, including chips, cracks, and discoloration. However, they can also be used to address defects in the bite and orientation of the teeth.
For example, porcelain veneers can be used to lengthen teeth that are too short or irregular in length so that the top and bottom teeth meet more ideally. The result is a stronger, more comfortable bite. Likewise, porcelain veneers can be used to close large spaces that separate the front teeth, which strengthens these teeth and can prevent them from drifting out of their optimal positions toward the space. Misshapen teeth and slightly crooked teeth can also be reshaped with porcelain veneers.
At our cosmetic dentistry practice in Long Island, porcelain veneers are customized to complement the smile of the individual patient, blending seamlessly into the smile in terms of size, shape, color, and texture. As a result, patients who opt for porcelain veneers as an orthodontic treatment not only benefit from improved oral health, but also a beautiful new smile.
Candidacy for Instant Orthodontics
At our dental practice in Long Island, instant orthodontics is not suitable for everyone. Patients with more extensive orthodontic issues may be advised to undergo treatment with Invisalign®. While Invisalign® treatment does require months to complete, it is an outstanding alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign® aligners are virtually invisible, plus they can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing, for up to two hours a day.
Instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers is best suited to cases in which misalignment is minor and teeth do not require repositioning. Patients who require treatment with Invisalign® may still be fitted with porcelain veneers as the finishing touch to their orthodontic treatment after their teeth have been guided into their optimal positions.
To find out whether instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers is the right treatment for you, contact Greater Long Island Dental today. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have and schedule your initial appointment with our experienced cosmetic dentists.
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