If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, you may assume that you have no option but to live with your wonky smile or wear braces. While braces are an incredibly effective treatment for orthodontic issues, they are not the only solution. If you long for straight teeth, but you don’t want to wear braces, have you thought about investing in veneers?
Veneers for a straight, beautiful smile
Veneers are delicate ceramic shells, which are shaped to fit on the surface of the natural teeth. They are often used to address imperfections like gaps between the smile, stained and misshapen teeth, but they can also be used as an alternative to braces for those with orthodontic issues. When you have braces, your teeth will actually move and this results in a straight smile. With veneers, you’ll enjoy a beautiful smile, but your teeth won’t actually move. Your teeth will remain in the same position, but the veneers will create a brand new aesthetic.
The benefits of veneers
If you’re thinking about having braces or veneers, you may be wondering which option is best for you. Veneers offer advantages like speed and superior aesthetics, but braces are capable of solving orthodontic issues and producing results that will last a lifetime. If you have your veneers removed, and you haven’t had braces, you’ll still have misaligned teeth. Veneers are often an appealing option for patients who want results quickly. Veneers can be fitted over the course of two appointments with a total treatment time of 2-3 weeks. In contrast, braces usually take months and sometimes even years. Although some people wear braces for a long period of time, we do have fast-acting solutions and systems, so if time is a concern, we do recommend booking a consultation so that we can inform you about all your options.
If you’re unsure whether to opt for veneers instead of braces, or you’d like to find out more about the benefits of veneer treatment in London, don’t hesitate to get in touch!