Instant Orthodontics with Porcelain Veneers


Oct 19, 2012 @ 07:06 AM — by Michael Bixby
Tagged with: Cosmetic Dentistry | Porcelain Veneers | Invisalign |

Red Bank Instant OrthodonticsWhile many patients may be dissatisfied with their smile due to the presence of crooked, misshapen teeth or small gaps between their teeth, many of those people do not believe they have the time or money to undergo the traditional orthodontic procedures that would be necessary to correct these problems. Some are also reluctant to undergo traditional orthodontic treatments. Braces have a reputation of being unattractive and uncomfortable. Fortunately, Dr. Michael Bixby, a talented Red Bank cosmetic dentist, offers instant orthodontics to his patients. Through the application of porcelain veneers, Dr. Bixby can instantly improve a patient’s smile without the use of braces or retainers.

Instant Orthodontics

The prospect of wearing uncomfortable and visually unappealing mouth pieces such as braces or retainers give many patients misgivings about traditional orthodontic treatments. They may also hesitate because they know that braces can take a year or more to straighten crooked teeth. Many of our patients are happy to learn that their smile can be improved in a much shorter amount of time with instant orthodontics. Dr. Bixby is able to address these issues in just two dental appointments, as opposed to 12 months of traditional orthodontic treatment. For our patients in Red Bank, porcelain veneers can be applied to give the straight, beautiful smile they desire.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are made of a thin material so when they are adhered to the surface of a patient’s teeth, they look and feel just like natural teeth. Dr. Bixby uses IPS Empress® porcelain veneers, which are made of pressed porcelain. These veneers are proven to be stronger and more durable than the veneers that are typically used in other dental offices.After examining your teeth, Dr. Bixby will recommend veneers for your teeth that will closely match the size and color of your surrounding teeth. At your first dental appointment, we will make an impression of your teeth and the teeth to be treated will be filed down in preparation for the application of the veneers. When your permanent porcelain veneers are complete, you will come back to our office for the final placement. In order to ensure that the bonding material will adhere to the teeth, we will clean and roughen the surface of the teeth. If the veneers feel comfortable and your teeth function correctly, we will cement the veneers into place. You will walk out of our office with a mouth full of straight and even teeth.

Benefits of Instant Orthodontics

Patients are happy to learn about the quick results they can achieve with instant orthodontics. In addition to the benefit of saved time, patients are happy with porcelain veneers because they can address other cosmetic issues such as tooth color. Porcelain veneers are even able to protect teeth from future staining and discoloration. Overall, porcelain veneers fit comfortably, look attractive, and last for decades.

Schedule an Appointment

If you are looking for an alternative to braces, schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael Bixby to learn more about instant orthodontics. We look forward to working with you.