A survey conducted by OnePoll in the U.S. found that 76% of people base their first impression of others on their smiles. However, if you are unhappy with your teeth, you may not be showing your grin as much as you’d like to give a wonderful initial impression! Whether you have crooked, gapped, or misaligned teeth, you can fix your dental imperfections with dental treatments like veneers or Invisalign. But which one is best for you? Read on to learn the pros of each and how to discover the best choice for your smile needs.
What are the Pros of Veneers?
Veneers are a very popular cosmetic dental treatment that uses ultra-thin shells of dental-grade porcelain to cover the surfaces of teeth. They have the ability to fix the color, size, and shape of your pearly whites. The process requires your dentist removing a small amount of your enamel (about the thickness of a contact lens) so the porcelain shells will fit perfectly over your teeth. After being permanently bonded, you can expect your smile to be transformed into a straighter, picture-perfect smile! The entire procedure can also be completed in just a few weeks.
What are the Pros of Invisalign?
Invisalign is one of the most popular and effective orthodontics to treat misalignment issues without metal brackets and wires. By wearing a series of custom-made clear aligners, you can discreetly straighten your smile in about 12 to 18 months. The aligners are also removable, adding the convenience of easily keeping your teeth clean, as well as not having to limit any certain kinds of foods. Additionally, as long as you complete your treatment by wearing retainers for the recommended time, you can expect your straighter pearly whites to last the rest of your life!
How to Decide Which Option Is Best for Your Smile
Both treatments are wonderful options for misaligned teeth, but which one would be best for you? The answer will depend on what you and your dentist decide. The first step is to have a consultation where you share your dental needs and smile goals. They will give you a thorough examination to determine the extent of your orthodontic issues. Your dentist will provide recommendations based on certain factors like the severity of your misalignment, your lifestyle habits, and your budget.
If you are unhappy with your teeth, veneers and Invisalign are wonderful options to consider! With this helpful knowledge and a visit with your dentist, you will be one step closer to achieving the straighter, more beautiful smile you dream of.
About the Practice
Dr. Joshua Kuykendall is eager to help you achieve your smile goals! He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery at The University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry and has completed advanced training for a wide range of specialties, including veneers and Invisalign. By using customized plans and advanced dental technology, he can guide you to the best choice for your oral health and your best smile. To schedule a consultation, contact him through his website or call (281) 353-9797.