Instant Orthodontics An Overview
Do you want straighter looking teeth in just two weeks? For those who do not want orthodontic braces or who have crooked or worn-down front teeth, artistic shells of porcelain can be laser-bonded to your teeth to change the color, correct the alignment and give you that ideal smile with a natural appearance. Dental porcelain veneers are commonly applied to the front surfaces of your upper and lower front teeth to cover up smile imperfections like discolored teeth, gapped teeth and crooked teeth.
Dr. Sowell provides concierge cosmetic smile design for patients looking to improve the health and look of their smiles. In just a few visits to our Plano, TX dentist office you can enjoy a total smile makeover. Instant orthodontics can treat a range of cosmetic and restorative dental concerns. Permanent and durable, your instant orthodontics will be custom designed and fit to flow with your natural facial aesthetics.
Instant Orthodontics What to Expect
Instant Orthodontics Treatment Options
Porcelain veneers are durable and long-lasting, too. At the Sowell Sensational Smiles general, cosmetic and family dentistry office in Plano, TX, we call this “Instant Orthodontics.” It takes just two to three weeks to straighten the appearance of your smile rather than 18 months to two years. Another option for straightening teeth without braces is cosmetic tooth bonding. If teeth are restored with direct or transitional bonding, it can be done in a day.
The process to get teeth veneers involves about two – three visits to our Plano, TX area dentist office. During your consultation, Dr. Sowell will perform a thorough evaluation of your teeth, mouth, and facial features to determine if veneers are the right treatment for you. He will then create a personalized treatment plan designed to give you an instantly straighter smile utilizing porcelain veneers. Dr. Sowell uses Durathin and Lumineers design veneers as well at other dental porcelain veneers.
At your next visit, Dr. Sowell will need to remove a layer of enamel from your teeth to accommodate the veneers. He will then take impressions of your mouth and teeth that will be used to fabricate your veneers. Temporary veneers will be placed to protect your teeth until your next visit.
Finally, at your last visit Dr. Sowell will permanently bond the thin shells to each tooth with a strong adhesive. He will polish and adjust them for natural looking results. In as little as 2-3 visits, you can get an instantly straighter smile.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Tooth bonding is a fairly inexpensive treatment that can most often be completed in just one visit. Dr. Sowell may recommend bonding to patients who want straighter teeth but are not ready to invest in porcelain veneers or clear aligners. The downside is the results are not as durable or long-lasting. This treatment should be view as more of a temporary solution until you are ready for a more permanent treatment.
At your teeth bonding appointment, Dr. Sowell will prepare your teeth by removing a minimal amount of tooth surface structure. He will directly apply the tooth colored resin to each tooth that will blend in with the rest of your natural teeth. The bonding material will be sculpted into the desired shape by hand and hardened by an ultraviolet light or laser. In just a single visit, you can have a straighter smile with this affordable treatment.
Instant Orthodontics Before & After
Dr. Mark Sowell used empress porcelain veneers on the upper arch to restore the arrangement, color and anatomy of this patients misaligned and damaged teeth. See more cosmetic dentistry before and after photos in our Smile Gallery.