Orthodontics Alternatives in Salt Lake City

Cosmetic & Family Dentist Serving Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Draper & Nearby Utah

Posted: September 29, 2014
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Most patients dread the look and feel of braces. Fortunately, Salt Lake City dentist Dr. Keith Warr takes an alternative approach to orthodontics that many patients find much more cosmetically appealing than braces.

Instead of an awkward metal apparatus, Dr. Warr uses thin, custom porcelain veneers to adjust the shape of individual teeth and balance the appearance of your whole smile. Whereas braces can take years to move teeth gradually into position, our instant orthodontics process can be completed in just two visits to our Salt Lake City office spaced approximately two weeks apart.

Instant orthodontics is an effective solution for the following cosmetic flaws:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Gaps and other spacing issues between teeth

Veneers don’t adjust the functional relationship between teeth and the bite the way braces and other orthodontic treatments do. While orthodontics mechanically move teeth into a better position, “instant orthodontics” simply enhance the aesthetic of your smile so your teeth can look as good or better than patients who just got their braces off.

If the issues you don’t like about your smile are primarily cosmetic, you might be able to see the enhancements you want with porcelain veneers alone. However, if misalignment of the bite is causing your teeth to look less than perfect, you might require more traditional orthodontics.

Dr. Warr will carefully assess your teeth and bite and discuss the changes you’d like to make before creating a custom treatment plan. To be evaluated for instant orthodontics at our Salt Lake City office, please contact Warr Dental or call (801) 216-3713 today.