Invisalign vs Veneers for Crooked Teeth

Portrait,Of,Young,Handsome,Man,Smiling,Outdoor At Dentistry On Park, we’re often asked about the best solutions for crooked teeth. Some patients ask about veneers, while others ask about Invisalign. To help make the decision easier, we’ve written this post to discuss the difference between these popular cosmetic dentistry treatments.

Understanding Invisalign

Invisalign is a teeth-straightening system that gradually moves your teeth into alignment. This braces alternative has helped over 17 million people achieve a straighter smile. Unlike braces — which require tightening by an orthodontist and have metal, screws, and often elastic bands — Invisalign uses transparent aligners that can easily be removed at any time by the patient.

The treatment typically lasts six to 12 months. During that time, the clear aligners will correct crooked teeth and misalignment by applying gentle pressure to your teeth. The result is straighter teeth and more confidence. These aligners are made from a special type of thermoplastic called SmartTrack that is ultra smooth, durable, and comfortable to wear.

Understanding Veneers

Veneers are more of a cosmetic treatment typically made from either porcelain or a composite resin. They aim to mask or cover teeth with cracks, chips, or small fractures. They help smooth the tooth and are ideal solutions for covering discolored teeth.

Veneers are great solutions for people who would otherwise have a beautiful smile if not for minor teeth imperfections. They are also great for closing gaps between your teeth. With veneers, you’ll probably need three visits as we’ll first need to file portions of your tooth before taking an impression, creating the mold, and applying the veneer.

Can Veneers Straighten Teeth?

Dental veneers can be a good alternative to braces for patients with slightly crooked teeth. They are not a suitable solution for those with moderate or severe crookedness, as they would be difficult to place and not be able to improve your overall smile.

Which Solution is Best for Straightening Crooked Teeth

Invisalign is better than veneers for a patient with multiple crooked teeth who wants to improve the overall appearance of their entire smile. With veneers, you can then address minor imperfections, like chips or cracks.

Book Your Next Appointment With Dentistry On Park Today

We will happily schedule your consultation with one of our skilled dentists, Dr. Joseph Osipow or Dr. Daniil Payziyev. They are highly experienced cosmetic and general dental specialists on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

If you think Invisalign or veneers could help your smile, please call us at 347-448-4484. You can also complete our contact form to book your consultation. We look forward to meeting you!

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