I need braces, but I hate the thought of discomfort. Can I have veneers instead?
Crooked teeth may keep you from smiling as much as you would like. Orthodontics can often feel like a big commitment for patients who like fast results.
Orthodontics is a fairly conservative method of correcting misaligned teeth, but we appreciate that some patients find wearing braces uncomfortable or impractical. After all, brackets and wires do not fit into everyone’s lifestyle. You might find that clear braces or aligner trays are more appealing. If, however, you wish to avoid orthodontics altogether, a comprehensive exam will help us determine if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers without first having orthodontic treatment.
We need to examine your bite, how your teeth come together, and if veneers will function comfortably for you.
Veneers vs Braces
While veneers do not actually correct the alignment of your teeth, they can make your teeth appear straighter because they completely cover your natural tooth structure with a thin, porcelain shell. Porcelain provides a natural appearance and durability.
Veneers also close the gaps in your smile, cover chips, stains, and damage and can give your teeth a more uniform appearance.
Contact our Chatswood dental clinic to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, who will outline all of your treatment options.