4 Ways Porcelain Veneers & Cosmetic Dentists Help Straighten Your Teeth By Dr. Pinnix on July 24, 2014


Many people dont think about porcelain veneers when they are thinking about ways to straighten their teeth because braces are typically the first solution. Braces seem time consuming. An individual may spend more time in pain or dreaming about their favorite foods that are on the no-eating list than he or she wants straight teeth. However, cosmetic dentistry includes a way to straighten teeth without wearing braces. Here are four ways Blakeney cosmetic dentists can help change your look without using braces:

1. No Prep Veneers
An individual with minimal teeth issues like crooked or misshaped teeth will benefit from having no prep veneers. The porcelain, thin facades are placed over natural teeth without the need for any grinding, filling or cutting of the natural teeth. These type of veneers look like a contact lens and changes the appearance of any teeth. Putting on the veneers takes about one to two dental visits. There is generally no pain after the procedure is complete and in many cases, treatment is more affordable than braces.

The no prep veneers are similar to invisible braces. A person must wear a retainer at night to keep the veneers in place.

2. Traditional Veneers Straighten Teeth Instantly
If no prep veneers arent an option, an individual can still choose traditional veneers. Sometimes teeth must be cut, ground or filled in to straighten them prior to the veneers being attached to them. There is usually no little to no pain involved in the process. The veneers can close gaps between teeth and make them appear straight and perfect. From start to finish, the process typically takes about two office visits.

3. More Durable Veneers
The de Vinci veneers are similar to traditional veneers made with plastic compounds. So they look the same on a persons teeth. However, they are made with porcelain instead. These veneers are commonly used to straighten teeth without the use of braces. Some patients prefer them over traditional veneers because they look more like real teeth.

4. Lumineer Veneers
Lumineers are made with a type of porcelain called Cerinate. They are just as thin as no prep veneers. This is another type of veneer that requires little, if any, natural tooth reduction. Patients wont need any numbing shots or anesthesia during the process.

Affordable Porcelain Veneers
Affordable porcelain veneers doesnt mean cheap. They are an inexpensive alternative to the cost of having and maintaining braces. Braces can become costly and needless when a person only needs on or two teeth straightened. To understand more about straightening teeth using cosmetic dentistry and smile makeover treatment plans, contact one of the Blakeney cosmetic dentists.


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