It is common in the dental industry for specialists and general practitioners to collaborate occasionally on patient care. This collaborative process is a common function between cosmetic dentists and orthodontists, and the approach of two branches has succeeded in ensuring the patient receives ideal cosmetic results that meet their expectations.
Orthodontic treatments can allow cosmetic dentists to more effectively make attractive smiles seen and feel natural. Drastic improvements can be achieved with cosmetic dentistry by itself, but sometimes better results are done when orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry is used simultaneously to increase patient smiles.
Some patients need tooth implants and porcelain crowns, and their cosmetic dentists refer to their orthodontists to assess before their procedures. Therefore, orthodontists can offer care that creates space for ideal implants placement. On another occasion, orthodontists can improve the bite problem before the patient has a cosmetic dental procedure done. By going this route, the orthodontists can help ensure the longevity of patient's teeth restoration by eliminating the possibility of an unhealthy use pattern created by malocclusion.
Patients who need one or more porcelain gear veneer are other demographics that often benefit from orthodontic treatment before their dental procedures. Some orthodontists offer care that creates space between teeth to provide space for Veneer. Veneer is an ultra-thin porcelain waffle that is bound to the surface of the teeth.