Has the idea of dental veneers or Orthodontics crossed your mind as part of a personal treat to yourself in the new year? Did you missed the middle school orthodontics braces-boat or your parents simply couldn’t afford it? Did your insurance not cover enough of it or have you been avoided the whole issue for far too long? Take a deep sigh of relief in the fact that there are far too few people that have naturally perfect, straight teeth and you are in the majority if the opposite is true for your teeth. To top it off, the majority of people don’t have orthodontics intervention in the formative years when braces wouldn’t be seen as all that out of the ordinary.
Did you know orthodontics has made major advances since the straight metal mouth years, including the introduction of options like Invisalign? Yet some adults are still hesitant to go that route. Porcelain veneers are another option to achieve that perfect grin and quickly. Although, they are pricey & aren’t usually covered by insurance. Also, the procedure requires drilling down your natural teeth.
Are dental veneers or Invisalign the option for you?
Invisalign is an option…
It’s always best to preserve your own teeth this is true for partial versus full dentures, restorations and cosmetic dentistry. Dentistry today has options like nearly invisible trays that work just as well as braces. If you choose to straighten your teeth incognito, it’s possible with Invisalign. You can even remove the trays for a certain number of hours each day for eating, going on dates or attending special events.
The negative side is that it can take months or years to be effective. Also, the amount of time you’ll need to wear them depends on your teeth, how well they adjust and how much shifting needs to take place. Around 18 months is the average time frame. But when you compare it to the almost instant results of veneers, it can certainly seem like a long time.
Dental Veneers are an option too…
If you’re looking for examples of people with veneers, look no further than your favorite celebrity. Chances are they owe their prefect smiles to dental veneers & they don’t even look fake. Dental veneers adhere to your natural teeth, that are drilled, filed and shaped to be posts for the veneers. They’re matched to your whitest white with character, so they look just like the real thing. Dental veneers that are well taken care of can last up to twenty years or more. Even so, they are regularly replaced around fifteen years. Although insurance usually doesn’t cover veneers, financing and payment plans are available.
Talk it over with your Dentist
Dental veneers & Invisalign both provide lasting results so talk to your dentist about which option is truly best for you.