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What is instant Orthodontics?

Instant Orthodontics is a modern procedure that straightens teeth using veneers instead of braces. It can close large gaps and correct overcrowding in as little as one day. In addition, the natural teeth are strengthened by the bonded porcelain restorations. These restorations are placed above the gum-line, which helps keep the gum tissue healthy.

What criteria would make me a candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Anyone who wants a whiter or straighter smile is a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry. If you have crooked, yellowing teeth or are self-conscious of your smile it can be transformed. You can avoid years of shiny, silver braces and multiple visits to an orthodontist by going to a cosmetic dentist.

How long will my porcelain veneers last?

Porcelain veneers are intended to be long lasting restorations. They became popular in the 1980s and many patients from that time still have their veneers. In the past fifteen years not only has the technique improved but so has the adhesive bonding process and the porcelain used for veneers. Due to the advancement in this procedure, today’s veneers should last even longer.

Can bleaching gels harm my teeth? Will my teeth become more sensitive to hot and cold?

Studies have shown that bleaching gels cause no harm to the teeth when used under direct dental supervision.

Teeth may feel sensitive for up to 24 hours after the bleaching procedure but this almost always dissipates to zero sensitivity after that.