Instant orthodontics is a procedure we offer that allows us to straighten your smile, by eliminating gaps and overlapping teeth, faster than options such as braces. The way this is done is through the use of dental restorations such as crowns, veneers, or other restorations over a period of several visits.
What to Expect
The first appointment for instant orthodontics involves a consultation. We will discuss the procedure and allow ample time to ask any questions or voice any concerns about the process. By the end of the appointment, you should feel confident about choosing instant orthodontics and have a developed understanding of what the whole procedure entails.
We start the procedure at the second appointment by filing down the teeth to prepare them for the addition of the dental restorations. Next, we take an impression of the teeth, which is sent away to create the custom-fit pieces. In the meantime, we fit you with temporary restorations to protect your teeth.
The restorations arrive in a few weeks, and we can start the third appointment. During this time, we will check the fit and the color of the pieces to both our and the patient’s satisfaction. Next, we will remove the temporary installations and go about permanently bonding the custom-fit restorations to your teeth. This is done by cementing the restorations in place and using a specialized light to harden the cement to your teeth. We will check the bite and fit of the dental restorations after they have been affixed to ensure the most comfortable application.
The final appointment involves you coming into our office a few weeks after the restorations have been placed. At this time, we’re simply looking to check your level of comfort with the veneers and crowns and ensuring that your bite has not been affected in any way.