If you’re an adult, odds are you don’t want to get metal braces. With so many treatments available today, you don’t actually need to get metal braces. Unfortunately, all orthodontic treatments take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years to complete. For patients with mild problems, orthodontics might be skipped altogether by utilizing one cosmetic dentistry treatment; porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers at Smile Columbia might be your golden ticket to achieving a perfect smile practically overnight. Discover how porcelain veneers can help you avoid braces.
How Porcelain Veneers Can Help You Avoid Braces
If you don’t want to go through an entire orthodontic treatment, we completely understand. With porcelain veneers, you can achieve a perfect smile in just two visits. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain material that are shaped to fit over your teeth. Our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Hahn, can work with our dental lab to craft your veneers into any shape he wants. With this concept in mind, Dr. Hahn can shape your veneers to cover up gaps or mildly crooked teeth in your mouth. Think of it as putting a mask over your teeth, only, your mask never comes off.
During a consultation with Dr. Hahn, he will evaluate if porcelain veneers can hide your minor flaws that would otherwise require braces to fix. If you are a good candidate, he will take impressions of your teeth and design your veneers. Each veneer is shaped to cover the flaws in your mouth. When they return from the lab, Dr. Hahn will bond them to your teeth and your smile is instantly perfected without the annoyance of braces.
The Advantages of Porcelain Veneers Over Braces
There are a few different advantages to choose porcelain veneers over braces. To start, you gain instant smile results in just two appointments. They’re so fast that we sometimes call them instant orthodontics. If you’re short on time and want a perfect smile quick, porcelain veneers are your best bet. In addition, porcelain veneers cause little to no discomfort for less than a week. Braces, on the other hand, can include months of pain and sore jaws. Not to mention you have to avoid eating certain foods unless you opt for Invisalign treatment.
With porcelain veneers, you never have to deal with brackets or wires or clear aligners. You can continue living your life the way it was before you had veneers, only with a better smile. The last advantage of porcelain veneers over braces is that it whitens your smile. No orthodontic treatment will give you straighter and whiter teeth in the same treatment.