Having a great smile can be rough at times, if you need dental work, and haven’t addressed certain issues. It’s for that reason that you may want to visit an orthodontics specialist to help you get your teeth looking amazing.
Which solution is right for you? Well, before you decide, consider a few notes on both porcelain veneers and braces so that you can make the right decision for your dental needs.
When you visit an orthodontist, they may suggest veneers. This is a solution that covers the existing teeth and closes small gaps. It can help with misalignment, and it can help with correcting and straightening your smile. This can give you luminous brightness, and allows you to keep your teeth with relative ease.
Porcelain veneers are fabricated based on your existing smile. Dental professionals will custom make the veneers to fit the contours of your smile exactly. This takes a bit of time, as the pieces have to be put into place with local anesthetic. Before this is placed, teeth will get cleaned, and the veneer will get made in a lab. Once they are made, each one will get an exact fit, and get wrapped around the existing enamel. This will take several office visits, and can last upwards of 20 years if taken care of.
Braces are suggested for people that have major misalignment. While veneers are great, they don’t fix the issue that many people have. Many have large gaps in the front of their teeth, crooked teeth placements, overbites or under bites. This requires marginal changes that are done with braces. There is new technology given to braces, some of which allow invisible solutions.
This option takes time to place, and is custom fitted in the mouth. Over several office visits, the braces are tightened, cleaned, and help close gaps and make sure that teeth come in and remain straight. This can take several months or several years, but it is one of the premier solutions for closing gaps in teeth, etc.