If you are researching the best ways to improve how your smile looks, you are probably considering either porcelain veneers or Invisalign. Both are practical solutions for improving your smile’s appearance, as well as helping you achieve your objectives for a better smile.
If you are considering veneers or Invisalign, you should be aware that both options are two very different approaches to helping obtain your smile goals.
Primarily used for straightening, Invisalign is a great substitute for braces. Veneers are essentially the best option for correcting damaged teeth, but they also assist with adjusting the alignment and overall look of your teeth.
Invisalign: A Closer Look
Using invisible trays to get the job done, Invisalign allows you to attain straighter teeth without the use of braces. Highly popular with adults, many people turn to Invisalign for correcting spacing, overbite, underbite and crossbite problems.
Most importantly, the clear trays are much less noticeable than clunky metal braces. Additionally, the timeline for Invisalign treatment is usually much shorter than the typical treatment time for braces. The easily removable trays also make brushing and flossing much easier and more comfortable.
Porcelain Veneers: A Closer Look
A more recent mainstream option, veneers are also an excellent way for improving your smile. But instead of realigning your teeth with trays, veneers that consist of a small porcelain covering get bonded onto your existing tooth enamel.
Overall, they can dramatically improve how the tooth looks, including to help correct damaged teeth that may be chipped, cracked, misshapen or even discolored.
Which One is the Best Option? Veneers or Invisalign?
You have several factors to consider when researching which one is the best option for you. Cost, treatment timelines, and your oral health are all factors that weigh in on which procedure is right for you.
That’s why it’s important to speak with a qualified cosmetic dentist after you’ve done your preliminary research (if you’ve read this far already, you are well on your way). A cosmetic dentist can help walk you through the options that will best fit your goals while weighing in important factors like how your teeth currently look.
A complimentary consultation with a dentist qualified and experienced with veneers, like Dr. Patel, is the best way to determine which treatment is the right option for your smile.