Skipping Braces May Be Possible With Porcelain Veneers

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Skipping Braces May Be Possible With Porcelain Veneers

A straighter smile isn’t something that’s out of your reach. With cosmetic dentistry treatments, it can be a reality. In fact, some people with mildly crooked or gapped top front teeth may be able to skip traditional or clear braces, opting instead for porcelain veneers to create a winning smile.

Talk to Atlanta, GA, based Dr. Abbey Lee at Smiles 4 Grant Park office to discover if this could be the fastest way to great-looking front teeth. Your perfect smile might be closer than you think, especially if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers.

How Porcelain Veneers Help Your Smile

Before jumping into the ways that porcelain veneers can give your teeth a straighter appearance, you should know that these treatments do not actually change the position of your teeth. Unlike bracketed or clear braces, porcelain veneers do not move your teeth. They give the illusion of straight teeth by being bonded directly onto the front of the upper teeth that show when you smile.

Each porcelain veneer is created to fit the size of your mouth, the color of your teeth, and the size of the adjacent teeth. Porcelain is extremely lifelike, and tends to blend in discreetly. When applied by a trained dentist like Dr. Lee, porcelain veneers are practically indistinguishable from natural teeth.

What Types of Problems Do Porcelain Veneers Fix?

Have you looked in the mirror and wondered if you needed orthodontic treatment to help you get your teeth straighter? Porcelain veneers may be a wiser, quicker option, especially if your smile has any of the following characteristics:

  • Your teeth are healthy, but a few or all are discolored and do not respond to professional teeth whitening.
  • Your teeth are slightly crooked, but not twisted or too crowded.
  • You have gaps in between your top front teeth, and you want to get rid of the “holes.”
  • You have one or more teeth that look out of place because of color, shape, or size.
  • Your teeth have cracks or chips in them and you want a solution other than a dental crown.
  • You are in the process of getting a complete smile makeover, and porcelain veneers offer a finishing touch.

Again, only a trained dentist such as Dr. Lee can let you know if porcelain veneers are right for you. However, if the aforementioned traits sound familiar, you may want to consider the value in straightening your smile with porcelain veneers.

Big Benefits From Super-Thin Porcelain Strips

Even though tooth veneers are made from surprisingly thin and lightweight porcelain, they offer some serious advantages. The first is giving your smile a consistent appearance. Many times, one or more teeth get in the way of being able to flash a Hollywood smile. Porcelain veneers take away that worry.

Another benefit to porcelain veneers is that they be bonded to your teeth in one appointment. You will walk in with your old smile, and walk out of Dr. Lee’s Atlanta, GA, office looking and feeling amazing.

Finally, porcelain veneers are durable, lasting for years and years. As long as you take care of them, as well as stick with your routine dental check-ups and cleanings, you can expect to long-term results from your cosmetic dentistry choice.

Find Out If You Can Skip the Braces

Eager to hear more about the idea of potentially shortening your time in braces, or skipping braces altogether? Call Dr. Lee’s office today to start a conversation about porcelain veneers and other smile-enhancing treatments.

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