At Exceptional Dentistry in Dubuque, we are able to use cosmetic dentistry to provide instant orthodontics.
What is instant orthodontics?
In some cases there are spaces between the front teeth that a person does not like. Looking to improve his or her smile, an individual may want this space to be closed.
Sometimes due to the occlusion (the way the top and bottom teeth fit together), it can be difficult to close the space with braces or Invisalign. In other cases, some people do not want to spend 1-2 years doing orthodontic treatment. They are excited about the option of closing this space in just one appointment!
Dental bonding using composite resin restorative material allows us to close the space between the teeth in 1 appointment. Dental bonding can sometimes be done without local anesthesia. Other times, a light amount of local anesthesia is used to keep the patient comfortable, especially if work is being done at and below the gum tissue line. A diode soft tissue laser is sometimes used to gently reshape the gum tissue to achieve the proper emergence profile.
Instant Orthodontics Before and After
The photo below demonstrates dental bonding that was done by Dr. Kristen Berning to achieve this instant orthodontics. This was a teenage girl. She and her mother were very happy with the result!
Exceptional Dentistry provides complete family, cosmetic, tooth whitening, implant, orthodontic, and sedation dental care at 4200 Asbury Road, Dubuque, IA 52002 and serves the Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Dubuque, IA and Galena, IL areas. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ted Murray or Dr. Kristen Berning, please call 563-556-2711 or contact us online.