When it comes to achieving a flawless smile, porcelain veneers and Invisalign have become popular choices for individuals seeking dental enhancements. Both treatments offer unique benefits, and you might wonder whether you can still benefit from Invisalign if you already have porcelain veneers fitted.
The good news is that it is possible to get Invisalign with porcelain veneers, especially because many people find that after they have their veneers fitted, their teeth tend to shift for various reasons.
Let’s investigate why combining porcelain veneers and Invisalign is such a popular choice right now and ultimately find out if it is the right choice for you.
What Are Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are versatile, thin porcelain covers that go over the entire front surface of the tooth and are a cosmetic solution that can transform your smile. They are designed to treat a variety of dental imperfections, including uneven teeth, discolouration, stains, chips, cracks, and gaps between the teeth. The entire process, often referred to as "instant orthodontics," can be completed in a matter of weeks, resulting in a dramatically improved smile. Your dentist will need to file down your existing teeth in order to fit them and are applied with an adhesive glue. They can last anywhere from 5 to 7 years depending on your habits but can last up 10 to 15 with proper care.
The Pros of Invisalign
Invisalign offers a discreet and effective way to achieve straighter teeth without using traditional braces. Clear aligners are custom-made to fit over your teeth and gradually shift them into proper alignment. This treatment is often preferred over metal braces due to its comfort and aesthetic appeal. Invisalign can take several months to achieve the desired alignment, providing a more comfortable and visually pleasing option for orthodontic treatment.
Understanding the Order of Treatment
If you've already invested in porcelain veneers but still have alignment issues that could benefit from Invisalign then you are among the many individuals who find themselves in a similar situation. Traditional protocol suggests starting with Invisalign to achieve the desired tooth positioning and then improving the appearance of the teeth with porcelain veneers, but the order can be reversed with just as successful results.
It is favoured by orthodontists to treat issue’s concerning positioning with Invisalign first, simply because porcelain veneers are expensive and we wouldn't want to cause any discolouration from lack of care while you wear Invisalign.
Combining Porcelain Veneers and Invisalign
If you have porcelain veneers fitted and feel you want to enhance your alignment further, Invisalign is a viable option. The nature of the treatment is entirely non-invasive and involves a set of aligners that are designed to fit over your veneers without causing damage. The presence of porcelain veneers on your teeth does not hinder tooth movement and if your veneers are properly placed, the risk of chipping or debonding during treatment is minimal.
Speak with an Experienced and Specialist Orthodontist, Oldham.
Before undergoing any sort of orthodontic treatment, speaking in detail about your specific circumstances and the details of your treatment with a highly professional orthodontic practice is advisable. At Oldham Orthodontics, we are well known in the orthodontic sector for our experience and knowledge and provide the very best quality orthodontic care, delivered in a comfortable and friendly environment.
If you would like to talk to us about Invisalign, or you already have porcelain veneers fitted and would like to pursue a treatment of Invisalign, Oldham Orthodontics can provide treatment whatever your needs and budget.
Contact Oldham Orthodontics today to see if we can help you.