Am I a Candidate for Instant Orthodontics?
Encinitas, Carlsbad, and San Diego
If you are unhappy with the appearance of crooked, gapped, or uneven teeth, you may be considering instant orthodontics. Instant orthodontics is a good option for people who have good dental health and are looking for a way to treat orthodontic problems quickly and effectively. Many, but not all, candidates for instant orthodontics have had braces in the past but have had their teeth drift again because they did not use their retainer or retainers.
This page gives some basic information, but the best way to learn whether you are a candidate for instant orthodontics is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mary A. Walsh-Cole, who serves patients in the San Diego area from her Encinitas, California practice.
The Ideal Instant Orthodontics Candidate
The ideal candidate for instant orthodontics has one or more of the following aesthetic complaints about their smile:
- Crooked teeth
- Unevenly spaced teeth
- Gaps or crowding
- A twisted or turned tooth
In addition, an ideal candidate for instant orthodontics:
- Has good oral health, including healthy gums
- Has a good bite or is receiving full mouth reconstruction as part of neuromuscular dental treatment
- Has other aesthetic complaints, such as poorly shaped teeth, discoloration, or chipped teeth, that can be corrected using porcelain veneers
- Has a good understanding of the procedure
- Has realistic expectations about the procedure and its results
During your consultation, Dr. Mary A. Walsh-Cole will evaluate your oral health and will make recommendations about whether instant orthodontics is the best treatment option for you.
Why Choose Dr. Cole for Your Instant Orthodontics
When you are considering instant orthodontics, you want to work with a dentist who will balance the aesthetic and functional characteristics of your smile. In particular, a neuromuscular dentist has the training to understand the bite forces that contribute to crookedness, gaps. A neuromuscular dentist can identify the signs of stressed teeth and will not simply cover these teeth, but can design restorations that balance the forces in your mouth to increase the longevity of your restorations.
Dr. Walsh-Cole is the longest-practicing female dentist in Encinitas, and has continued to improve her knowledge and ability with ongoing training. She has received a Mastership from the Academy of General Dentistry and a Fellowship from the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dentistry, which includes extensive training in neuromuscular dentistry.
To learn more about instant orthodontics and whether you are a candidate, please contact Dr. Mary A. Walsh-Cole to schedule your consultation today.