Enamel Shaping: A Quick And Painless Process

What Is Enamel Shaping?

Enamel shaping is a process by which Drs. Holmes & Palmer uses a sanding disc to carefully remove small amounts of tooth enamel, then polishes the area. At Holmes & Palmer Orthodontics, we perform this procedure alongside orthodontic treatment, when necessary. 

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. Dr. Holmes & Dr.Palmer will evaluate the need for enamel shaping as part of your comprehensive orthodontic treatment plan. To learn more, give us a call at Charleston Office – (304) 343-3672 Hurricane Office – (304) 201-3672 Huntington Office – (304) 781-8600 or email us.