When you’re unhappy with your smile, it’s natural to want to do something about it. We also completely understand why you may want to find a solution as quickly as possible.
In these cases, you’ll probably come across the suggestion of dental veneers. At first glance, they can seem like the ideal solution. Why? Because they can make a big difference to the aesthetics of your mouth… and you’ll be able to enjoy the results in just a few hours.
Unfortunately, quick fixes are not always the best solution. Here’s why dental veneers may not be the right choice for you.
They can’t fix significant alignment problems
Dental veneers are usually used for superficial dental problems such as severe staining, chipped enamel or tooth size. They’re not effective for improving the look of malocclusions such as overbites or underbites.
They need replacing regularly
Despite the hefty price tag attached to veneers, they don’t last a lifetime. Veneers usually need to be replaced every ten years or so.
They can be bulky
Some patients find that the veneers they need feel thick and bulky in comparison to their natural teeth. This can take quite a lot of getting used to.
In order to have veneers fitted, it’s necessary for part of the enamel from the teeth underneath to be removed. This process is not reversible, and enamel doesn’t grow back. Once you’ve had this done, you’ll be committed to wearing veneers forever.
Orthodontic treatment may take significantly longer to get results than one dental appointment… but it doesn’t come with any of these downsides!
Would you like to talk to a specialist orthodontist about what teeth realignment treatment could look like for you? Get in touch with your local Specialist Orthodontic Group practice to start the conversation.