Enamel Shaping: A Quick And Painless Process

What Is Enamel Shaping?

Enamel shaping is a process by which our orthodontists use a sanding disc to carefully remove small amounts of tooth enamel, then polish the area. At Holmes & Palmer Orthodontics, we perform this simple procedure alongside orthodontic treatment, when necessary to correct small imperfections.

When Is Enamel Shaping Done?

There are a few different circumstances that make enamel shaping a great option, such as:

  • Removing overlapping areas
  • Smoothing out rough spots
  • Eliminating minor chipping
  • Contouring pointy edges
  • Correcting minor discrepancies in size

Are You A Candidate For Enamel Shaping?

Not all dental problems can be solved with enamel shaping, but it is a great option for improving the appearance (and in some cases even the function) of teeth with smaller imperfections. Our team of orthodontists will evaluate the need for enamel shaping as part of your comprehensive orthodontic treatment plan. To learn more, schedule your complimentary consultation today!