Most of us are not fortunate enough to have naturally straight teeth. In fact, orthodontics is one of the leading dental specialties because of the frequency of alignment and spacing issues in patients. As teenagers, traditional orthodontic treatments such as braces or retainers may be the best way to treat alignment problems, but, for many adults, the thought of these extended treatments is unbearable.
Many patients may have even already undergone orthodontic treatment as adolescents and are not eager to experience it again. Fortunately, there is an alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment. Reston cosmetic dentist Wayne Myles offers patients instant orthodontics. In as little as two dental appointments, Dr. Myles can transform the appearance of the smile so that it appears as though the patient has undergone traditional orthodontic treatment.
HOW DOES INSTANT ORTHODONTICS WORK?
For some, instant orthodontics may sound like it is too good to be true, but Dr. Myles has successfully applied instant orthodontics treatment for many of his patients. By utilizing porcelain veneers, Dr. Myles can restore the appearance of straight, evenly-spaced teeth. For each of our patients in Reston, porcelain veneers are custom-crafted to the specifications of Dr. Myles.
Dr. Myles chooses a size, shape, and color for the veneers that will improve the overall appearance of the teeth and conceal any alignment problems. Once these veneers have been adhered to the facial surface of the teeth, patients are left with teeth that are straight, even, and proportionate.
HOW LONG DOES INSTANT ORTHODONTICS TAKE?
As the name of the procedure implies, “instant” orthodontics provides patients with immediate results. The entire treatment can be completed in as little as two and up to three dental appointments. One appointment will consist of making impressions of the teeth and preparing the surface of the teeth for the application of the porcelain veneers.
While the permanent veneers will need to be crafted off-site by a dental ceramist, temporary veneers will be placed in the meantime, allowing patients to immediately see the results of instant orthodontics. These temporary veneers also give patients and Dr. Myles the chance to see if any adjustments need to be made to the final dental restorations.
Typically, the porcelain veneers will be completed within a a week or two and patients can return for the final appointment and the permanent placement of the veneers. Just like that, treatment is complete and it looks as though the patient has received 18 months of orthodontic treatment.
BENEFITS OF INSTANT ORTHODONTICS
Some of the many benefits of instant orthodontics include:
- Fast results
- Straighter appearing teeth
- Improved tooth color
- Concealment of any additional cosmetic flaws such as chips, cracks, or stains
- Long lasting results
Don’t give up on your ideal smile because you dread the idea of traditional orthodontic treatment. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Wayne Myles to learn if instant orthodontics can help you restore your smile with the appearance of straight and even teeth. At Smiles by Myles, we look forward to making your dream smile a reality.