Invisalign braces are designed to straighten teeth. Porcelain veneers can do the same. Choosing between veneers and Invisalign is always an option. However, if you want a smile that is straight and a bite that is completely aligned for comfort and good oral health, orthodontics is the smart route to take. But what if you already have veneers? Can you still get Invisalign? The answer might surprise you.
Veneers and Then Invisalign?
Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dentistry procedure. They don’t correct bite problems, nor do they correct the position of your teeth. Veneers simply sit on top of your teeth. Done well, this creates a gorgeous and flawless smile that hides imperfections, which may be all you need.
If you realize, however, that you have beautiful teeth, thanks to veneers, but you have misalignment problems that are causing you jaw pain and other oral health issues, you may need to consider Invisalign to align your teeth and bite. All Invisalign treatment requires careful planning and consideration for the present state of your teeth. Add veneers to the mix and things get a little tricky, but no less complicated than any other Invisalign case.
In other words, if you have veneers, Invisalign is possible if the veneers are healthy and strongly and properly bonded to your teeth. Your Red Bank Invisalign provider will let you know what your options are. In some cases, Invisalign wearers will need attachments to make their aligners fit more snugly. This could be problematic if needed on a veneer and could limit the movement of the bite and teeth.
However, there is no reason you shouldn’t have a mouth that is comfortable and teeth that are beautiful. There is a path to get there no matter what state your teeth are in now.
Invisalign and Then Veneers?
If you choose to straighten your teeth using Invisalign, and then get a professional teeth whitening treatment, you may discover that you’re still not happy with the appearance of some of your teeth. They may be permanently discolored or damaged in some way that makes you feel they are unsightly and embarrassing, no matter how straight they are and how comfortable your bite is.
At this point, you can opt for veneers as needed that sit on top of post-Invisalign-treated teeth. You may not be happy about the idea of another cosmetic dentistry treatment to fix your smile but, no matter what, there is a way to fix your teeth and make them look natural and beautiful.
Get Your Customized New Smile
Invisalign is a discreet orthodontic method that not only creates a beautiful smile, it gives you a smile that is healthier. Misaligned teeth can cause mouth pain, like problems with your TMJ, and you’re more likely to suffer from tooth decay if you cannot clean well between your teeth because of misalignment.
Every patient is different. If you are curious about Invisalign and veneers, if you already have veneers, or if you’re envisioning a treatment with both options, talk to Dr. Carole Sherrod Jewell, cosmetic dentist and certified Invisalign provider in Red Bank, NJ. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.