Randy, a center city Philadelphia resident, wanted to close the spacing between his teeth and correct his underbite. Prosthetic cosmetic dentistry (cosmetic dental makeovers) such as veneers, bonding, or porcelain crowns (caps), could have closed the spacing and somewhat correct the bad bite. Unfortunately, the cost of this “quick fix” correction involves the invasive cutting down of perfectly good teeth, many times the expense of orthodontics, and a lifetime of dental maintenance. Orthodontics, which required less than 18 months of treatment time, was a conservative and natural form of cosmetic dentistry that provided Randy with a winning smile. Braces, especially the almost invisible clear porcelain kind, are a socially acceptable way of gently moving the teeth and improving the facial profile.

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