Can You Instantly Straighten Your Teeth with Veneers?

August 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — familydental @ 3:04 pm
Man’s perfect smile with white, straight teeth

When you smile at yourself in the mirror or look through old photos, are you happy with the way your teeth look? Perhaps you have noticed that they are a little crooked, and you are thinking about getting braces or Invisalign to straighten them. Both of those options are highly effective. However, they may take months or even years to do their job. Is there a faster solution? For some patients, yes. This blog post discusses how you might be able to instantly straighten your teeth with veneers.

Veneers: Instant Orthodontics?

Veneers are sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics” because they can make crooked teeth appear straight after just a few dental appointments.

It is important to note that veneers do not actually straighten the teeth. Rather, they are thin shells of porcelain that get attached to the teeth’s outward-facing surfaces. Therefore, they hide imperfections rather than actually correct them. Still, if your dental misalignment is not threatening your oral health, and you are looking for a fast way to enhance your appearance, veneers might be perfect for you.

Veneers vs. Regular Orthodontics

Veneers offer a number of advantages over regular orthodontic treatment:

  • The veneers treatment process usually takes just a few weeks, as opposed to several months or longer.
  • In addition to hiding minor misalignment, veneers can also disguise other aesthetic flaws, such as discoloration, chips and cracks, and more.
  • Veneers do not come with a long list of dietary restrictions.
  • Caring for veneers is easy. In many ways, it is similar to caring for natural teeth.
  • Veneers will never require you to wear a retainer. They can last for 10 – 15 years or longer with only basic maintenance.
  • You can give your dental team your opinion on what your veneers should look like. If you want your teeth to be a certain size, shape, or color, you can probably be accommodated.
  • Veneers can be designed to look incredibly natural; people may not even notice that you have them!

Who Is a Candidate for Veneers?

If you want to use veneers to straighten your teeth, talk to your cosmetic dentist. You may qualify for this treatment if:

  • Your dental misalignment is not a threat to your oral health.
  • You have excellent oral hygiene habits.
  • You are free of gum disease and other serious oral health problems.
  • You are ready to make a long-term commitment (veneers are considered to be a permanent treatment).

Crooked teeth do not have to take a long time to fix. In fact, you might be able to get “instant orthodontics” with veneers!

Meet the Practice

The general dentists and specialists at Family Dental Practice of Bloomfield are proud to offer a range of treatments to help patients reach their aesthetic goals for their smile. Whether you are interested in Invisalign, traditional braces, or veneers, we are ready to answer your questions. To learn more about us and how we may be able to serve you, contact our team at 860-263-0441.