Instant Orthodontics in Chicago IL 60646
Crooked teeth are more than just a hassle. They can make you feel embarrassed to fully smile. They can make eating difficult. They can even affect how you speak.
Whereas traditional braces are typically considered first, the social consequences of adult braces can put some people off. Braces may not be an appealing solution for those seeking to impress a date or potential employer. When braces aren’t an option, instant orthodontics can help. Rather than waiting two to three years for the results of braces, instant orthodontics reveal their brilliant results in just weeks.
Traditional braces actually move the position of the root and tooth, which can be an uncomfortable and painful process. Our dentist uses instant orthodontics to painlessly straighten teeth with veneers or crowns.
When straightening teeth with veneers, thin, porcelain shells are bonded to the faces of your teeth to improve their appearance. Each tooth is filed down, roughened and shaped so that it can support the veneer. A safe, non-toxic glue is used to affix the razor-thin veneers to the tooth. When using crowns, the tooth is filed down even further so that it can support a tooth-like cap that is placed over the reduced tooth.
With either method, the results are impressive, and come much more quickly than with braces:
- Gaps are filled: Each veneer or crown is shaped to achieve a full, consistent look.
- Teeth are straightened: Crooked appearances are gone.
- Relapse is avoided: With traditional braces, the chance exists that the recently straightened teeth can return to their original crookedness if a retainer is not worn. With instant orthodontics, your results are permanent.
- Time and money are saved: Unlike with braces, you won’t have to spend hard-earned dollars on appliances and multiple dentist visits to maintain your straightened teeth.
And as an added bonus, the veneers and crowns can be made to look whiter than your original teeth, adding additional aesthetic value!