If you're unhappy with the appearance of your smile, you may benefit from cosmetic dentistry. There are a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments available to correct a wide range of dental issues and enhance the overall appearance of the smile. Those who wish to improve the appearance of crooked teeth may want to consider porcelain veneers or Invisalign®.
Both porcelain veneers and Invisalign® can be used to create beautifully straight teeth but each treatment offers its own unique benefits. We'll focus on what each treatment has to offer as we discuss the differences between porcelain veneers versus Invisalign®. To find out which is right for you, contact Lake Jackson, TX dentists Brian Bell and Justin Crocker.
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells that can be used to address the appearance of mildly crooked teeth, along with many other aesthetic dental issues, like tooth size, color, and shape. When used to correct mild alignment issues, porcelain veneers may be referred to as “instant orthodontics.” This is because treatment can be completed in as little as two dental appointments to reveal beautifully straight teeth without the wait needed with traditional orthodontics or Invisalign®.
Porcelain veneers offer many benefits, making it a popular treatment to improve the appearance of the smile. Some notable benefits of treatment with porcelain veneers include:
Invisalign® is a discreet orthodontic treatment designed to enhance the smile without the use of metal braces. Invisalign® achieves this through a series of clear aligner trays. Aligner trays are worn for the majority of the day, but may be removed while eating and to brush and floss the teeth. The trays are changed every two weeks to gradually reposition the teeth until the desired look is achieved, which generally takes around 12 months.
Unlike porcelain veneers, Invisalign® treatment cannot improve the color, shape, or size of the teeth, but it does provide many other benefits, such as:
For more information about porcelain veneers treatment or Invisalign®, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Drs. Bell and Crocker.