Dental Consultant PREDICTS: “Porcelain Veneers will soon be replaced by Rapid Orthodontics as the Treatment of CHOICE by informed Cosmetic Dental Patients.”
While veneers have revolutionized the world of cosmetic dentistry, there is a new treatment that offers many advantages that will likely drastically reduce the number of veneers placed. Dentists who rely totally on veneering for the treatment of crooked, gapped, twisted and misaligned teeth are missing a great opportunity to provide a conservative alternative.

“My daughter had veneers when she was a teenager, and now needs them to be replaced because the edges are showing and some are chipping. It’s going to cost so much she can’t afford it.”- Concerned Parent.

This situation is unfortunate and although the veneer process can be an excellent choice in many situations there are some negative consequences that need consideration . Each time a veneer is done, you lose a little bit more of your natural teeth. Thankfully there is a new alternative…High Speed Braces™.

While forms of Rapid Orthodontics may not provide results equal to traditional orthodontics the significant improvements that can be made in relatively short times make this new cosmetic alternative competitive due to the reasonable balance of cost, time and conservation of healthy tooth structure.

High Speed Braces™ are a win-win situation for patients and dentists alike and should be considered in any cosmetic makeover for adults and children. Consult with your orthodontist or general dentist for further information on this exciting new treatment!

"All truth passes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as self-evident."
-Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860)

"For the general dentist providing cosmetic dental services, an understanding of orthodontics, plus the ability to provide pre-prosthetic tooth movement dramatically improves patient care. Simple removable aligners are only one (severely limited) option in the delivery of orthodontic treatment. Other more sophisticated , yet relatively simple, protocols are also available. The real issues, however , are to whom, when, and how should these protocols be offered. As in all of dentistry the answer is in DIAGNOSIS, DIAGNOSIS, and DIAGNOSIS.

There are many paths to success. The smart, effective, practitioner selects the shortest most direct and most EFFICIENT path from among the multiple possible protocols available. Incorporating orthodontics into your general practice will facilitate your finding that path."

DR. Richard A. Litt
Faculte for Orthodontic research and Continuing Education (FORCE)

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