Did you know that porcelain veneers can produce the appearance of a straight smile? It’s true. These cosmetic enhancements conceal an array of dental imperfections including orthodontic ones. When a series of porcelain veneers are bonded over teeth, a smile will appear perfectly straight and proportioned. For those with misaligned teeth and other imperfections, receiving porcelain veneers might be a great alternative to wearing braces.
Porcelain Veneers vs. Braces
Porcelain veneers and braces both produce straighter smiles but they do it in different ways. Veneers are cosmetic enhancements that are permanently cemented over the front surfaces of teeth. Braces, on the other hand, literally move teeth to straighter positions.
The straight-looking smile produced by porcelain veneers is done in two office appointments. Producing a straight smile with braces usually takes 18 months or longer, depending on a person’s orthodontic situation. There are many instances where braces are preferable to porcelain veneers since having your teeth aligned properly improves oral health.
Sometimes, however, braces might not produce the desired aesthetic one wants or porcelain veneers can be used to conceal minor imperfections in tooth placement that don’t necessarily pose risks to oral health. We recommend consulting with our cosmetic dentist to determine which treatment option meets your needs.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are a cosmetic treatment that creates a complete smile makeover. These ultra-thin enhancements are custom made to fit perfectly over the front sides of teeth. Once they are bonded to teeth, they create the appearance of a white, straight, and proportionate smile.
Beyond concealing orthodontic imperfections, porcelain veneers will hide stained and chipped or cracked teeth. They are also ideal for concealing misshapen teeth and teeth with jagged edges.
Veneers look very lifelike. Since they are made from fine porcelain and have a beautiful glaze, they mimic the structure, appearance, and texture of teeth quite closely. Those who receive veneers should practice meticulous oral hygiene and visit their cosmetic dentist regularly for checkups to get the most out of their cosmetic enhancements.
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