You can tell almost instantly when someone doesn’t like how their teeth look when they smile. Or, more accurately, when they try to hide their smile with either their hands or by smiling with their lips closed. If you’re suffering from this malady and the cause is gaps between your teeth, don’t think that braces are your only option for a dental solution.
In most cases, you can get the same gap-closing result with porcelain veneers.
If the gaps between your teeth are small to moderate than porcelain veneers can easily correct the problem in a fraction of the time and nearly half the cost. Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain. Your dentist bonds them to the front of your teeth, which makes them as strong and as durable as your actual teeth. By simply creating shells that will overlap the gap between your teeth, your undesired space will be closed.
Porcelain veneers are custom made to color match and fit your teeth and your teeth alone. Since porcelain reflects light similarly to the natural enamel of your teeth, the veneers look all the more natural. It will be hard for anyone to distinguish the veneers from your natural teeth.
If you do have a moderate to large space between your teeth, then you may have to consider orthodontic treatment. However, you could be a candidate for Invisalign, which will correct the gap without the garish-looking metal braces.
If you’re interested in seeing if porcelain veneers can help you, please contact our office for an appointment. We can assess immediately if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers and go over cost and treatment timelines. If you are not, we will help you find an orthodontist to discuss the possibility of using Invisalign to give you that beautiful smile you deserve.