Instant orthodontics are an option for people whose age and timeframe demand results quickly and safely. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Terry Bass is highly skilled and experienced in providing you with the results you desire quickly, and effectively, with instant orthodontics.
Everyone wants a perfect smile. Teeth that are crooked, have odd spaces or gaps, and other irregularities can lead to lower self-esteem, and an unwillingness to smile in social situations. Traditional orthodontic procedures can take a long time, and orthodontic devices like braces can be particularly awkward for adults.
Traditional orthodontic procedures like braces, retainers, lip bumpers, and bite plates are incredibly effective in solving a myriad of dental issues. Younger patients can benefit tremendously form these devices, going into their adult years with perfectly straight, beautifully aligned teeth. These are permanent fixes for an imperfect smile, but they are often times slightly painful, and always take months, even years, to correct the problem.
Instant Orthodontic Procedures
Teeth can be corrected through a variety of procedures. The most common are:
Porcelain Veneers - Veneers are a painless and safe way to correct imperfect teeth. They are custom made, stained to look like adjacent teeth, and can be shaped and lengthened to correct any number of common problems. Best of all, porcelain veneers resist staining, reflect light in a similar manner to natural teeth, and can be placed quickly for immediate results.
Dental Crowns - Crowns are artificial caps placed over teeth that are decayed, chipped, or otherwise damaged. Like veneers, crowns are most often made of porcelain and have the same positive benefits. The procedure for placing crowns is a bit longer and, while still minimally invasive, requires more tooth structure to be removed than other options. Crowns are used to correct problems that are both cosmetic and hygienic, and will be your best option if your needs fall into both categories.
Dental Onlays - Dental onlays are used when a tooth is decayed, cracked, or damaged, but not severely enough to require a crown. They can also be used to replace fillings for patients who desire a more natural looking smile. Like crowns and veneers, onlays are made of porcelain. They offer a quick, effective fix to perfect your smile.
Dr. Bass will work closely with you to determine what process is best suited to your personal needs, to help ensure you have the smile you've always wanted.
If you live in or near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and would like to perfect your smile, but didn't think you had the time for traditional orthodontic procedures, please contact Dr. Terry Bass to schedule a consultation to see if instant orthodontics are right for you.