Porcelain Veneers-vs.-Invisalign

How to choose between Invisalign and veneers?

 Patients wanting to achieve a perfect smile often ask which option is better –  porcelain veneers or Invisalign? Even though both Invisalign and porcelain veneers are tools to help you improve the appearance of your teeth, they both work differently.

Which one is the right option for you depends on each individual case – the current condition of your teeth and the outcome you want.

The difference between Invisalign and dental veneers

Invisalign is an Invisalign brace which is used to straighten your teeth but veneers, on the other hand are used to make cosmetic changes such as the shape, size, and colour of your teeth.

Invisalign system involves using a set of clear aligners to change the teeth position of your existing teeth little by little until you have straight teeth. Porcelain veneers are custom made thin sheet of porcelain bonded to the front of your teeth to improve the appearance of an existing tooth

Invisalign is used to correct a wide range of orthodontic issues such as Overbite, Underbite, Gapped Teeth, Crowded Teeth, Open Bite, and Crossbite. Dental veneers can also be used to cover up cracks or chips on a tooth, close gaps between teeth as well as mask mild teeth misalignments.

Dental veneers are a quick and easy way for patients to achieve a ‘perfect smile’ while Invisalign treatment requires a longer period of dedication for lasting results.

Depending on your goal you can be suitable for one or the another to achieve the perfect smile. In some cases, clients might choose both treatments for smile makeover – Invisalign first to get teeth in the right position where degree of misalignment of the teeth is severe or the tooth is not in an ideal position and then porcelain veneers are placed on them.

Smile consultations :

At NW1 Dental Care, we recommend a smile makeover consultation with our skilled cosmetic dentist as an exciting first step to evaluate your concerns and understand the vision for your smile.

Our dentists will discuss your requirement and advise which option is best suited and practical for your case.  They will discuss the pro & cons with you,  work out a treatment plan and give you costings of the treatment.  They can also give a smile preview to show how your smile will look like after the treatment before the actual treatment to help you visualize your dream smile. Also, if you aren’t suitable for either of the treatments they will advise on any alternative solutions.

At the end of the day, we believe that the right dentist for you is the one who can make you feel comfortable and layout all your treatment options on the table, allowing you to make informed decisions, while ensuring that your entire treatment process is as enjoyable. Get in touch with us today to talk through options. We can help you decide which path is right for you.

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