I have some teeth I want brighter plus I have a couple of teeth that are a little crooked. I want to do porcelain veneers, but my dentist is suggesting before we do that, I have Invisalign done. The whole reason I chose porcelain veneers were they are fast. I am quite impatient at this point because I have spent my whole life not liking my smile and I can finally do something about it.
If all that is wrong with your teeth is the color and a couple of crooked teeth, I am confused about why your dentist is suggesting Invisalign is necessary before you do your porcelain veneers. It is usually one or the other. Not both. The exception would be if you had a more serious bite problem or massive overcrowding, but that doesn’t seem to be the issue you are facing.
Invisalign is a lot more affordable than veneers and will actually straighten your teeth. Additionally, the aligners can double as teeth whitening trays. This will allow you to straighten and whiten your teeth at the same time, saving even more money.
With porcelain veneers, an experienced cosmetic dentist can make a couple of crooked teeth appear to be straight. It can also change the shape, size, and color of your teeth. The only real downside is the cost. However, I am wondering if your dentist is up to the job of porcelain veneers.
If he doesn’t feel confident he can make a couple of teeth look straight, that means he is not experienced in this procedure. You likely won’t like the results.
You have a couple of choices here. If your heart is set on porcelain veneers, then you will be better served finding a different dentist to do them. Look at their smile gallery which has before and after pictures of cases they’ve done. Make sure the results blow you away. If you want to stay with the dentist you have, then using Invisalign and whitening will be your best option.
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