Adults today have options for orthodontic services. In addition to traditional metal braces, many dentists now offer clear plastic aligners (Invisalign), invisible braces, as well as instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers. The choice between braces and porcelain veneers is best made by an experienced dentist who will assess the quality of your smile, and help you choose what method will provide you with your desired results.
Why Choose Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers offer some distinct advantages over braces for adults. Braces can take years to achieve results, while porcelain veneers can get you to where you want to be with your smile in a matter of days or weeks.
In addition to being faster, other advantages of porcelain veneers include:
- Do not cause the discomfort associated with braces
- Address cosmetic issues such as discoloration along with providing a straight, seamless smile
- Are unobtrusive, eliminating the awkward appearance of braces
- Do not require retention with orthodontic devices after treatment
Braces can be very uncomfortable, and require several months and many office visits to adjust. Porcelain veneers can correct many cosmetic issues, such as stains, gaps, and chips in only a couple of short visits. You can have the beautiful, straight smile you deserve without needing to undergo months of treatment and then orthodontic retainers.
Where porcelain veneers may not work for all patients is that they do not offer a permanent solution like braces. A small portion of enamel must be removed for placement of porcelain veneers, while braces do not cause any natural tooth structure to be altered.
You can find out during your consultation which solution would be best. Many patients may find that the braces option can be replaced with Invisalign, which has its own set of benefits. Whichever treatment you choose, you can rest assured the solution will keep you smiling.
If you would like to find out more if porcelain veneers are right for you, contact Janet or Rachel at Whitmore Dental to arrange a consultation by calling Whitmore Dental at 877-779-4486. We are conveniently located at 5932 West Parker Road, Suite 600, Plano, TX 75093.