If you have misaligned teeth, you might already know that there are a couple of different cosmetic dentistry options that will give you the smile you have always dreamed of having. Porcelain veneers and invisible braces both mean having a straight, beautiful smile—but which is better for you? Much will depend on your situation and the current state of your teeth.
We offer both options at our Bondi Junction, NSW dental clinic. Let’s examine the differences between the two.
For adults and older teens who have misaligned, gapped or crowded teeth, Invisalign is a great option that takes less time than traditional braces. Most patients can achieve their smile goals in six to 18 months of treatment.
Using clear plastic aligner trays, Invisalign gently moves teeth into the desired position. Every few weeks, there is a new set of trays for patients to use as their teeth become more uniform.
Virtually invisible, the clear plastic aligners provide discreet treatment for those who might feel self-conscious about having a mouth full of metal wires and brackets. Because they are removable, patients have no food restrictions and can take care of their oral health as they normally would.
Patients who want straight teeth but do not want to undergo any type of orthodontics can opt for veneers. These translucent, thin tooth covers are permanently bonded to the teeth that show when you smile giving you a celebrity-calibre smile in just a couple of trips to the dentist.
The teeth must be prepared to receive the veneers, so this cosmetic treatment is permanent.
We welcome you to contact our Bondi Junction, NSW dental clinic to learn more about veneers and Invisalign. Our dentists will talk to you about your smile goals and educate you about your options so you can make the best decision for your situation. We look forward to seeing you smile.