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Comparing Invisalign vs. Veneers for a Smile Makeover

Everyone wants that perfect smile and while nothing beats a good oral care routine to ensure healthy teeth and gums, improving the overall appearance can sometimes take a little extra help. We’re going to take a look at two of the most effective smile makeovers available in the forms of Invisalign and veneers, so you can decide which option may work better for you and your smile goals.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is the perfect choice for those that want straighter teeth without the trouble of having braces. Invisalign are a clear mould designed to provide you with the benefits of a typical brace without the dedication to a permanent fixture 24 hours a day. Unlike braces, Invisalign is a removable guide for your teeth, specially designed to fit your mouth and yours alone and works in a series of steps, making this a relatively long-term process.

To begin treatment, you’ll need to visit your dentist and express interest in trying the treatment in order to help straighten out your teeth. From here, they will craft a tray – each tray used is specially modified for your teeth and is designed to make them adjust approximately 0.25mm with every new one without the need for the traditional metal braces.

How Does It Work?

Invisalign works in a very simple way. When you sign up for Invisalign, a mould will be made of your teeth, which will then be crafted into trays. These trays are specially moulded to your teeth and are changed every two weeks to align them into the final end position. Although this may sound like a time-consuming process, this is one of the best ways to get your teeth as straight as possible without the need for metal braces.

What Are Veneers?

Veneers are different to Invisalign, as they are specially designed to fit over the surface of your tooth. These are ideal for patients that have worn down or chipped teeth, as they act as a shield to the surface of the tooth. They are thin and blend in with the rest of the mouth, giving you a much more natural look than dentures. Veneers can either be made from an easily applied composite resin or may be available in porcelain, which can take considerably longer to apply to the surface of the tooth and often come at a higher cost.

How Do They Work?

Veneers are designed to fit your mouth specifically and act as a shell over the front of your teeth. They can be cleaned by using floss and any toothpaste you may use on your usual teeth. This helps to keep the veneer as well as the teeth underneath completely clean and as healthy as possible. Although this can be slightly more expensive than a denture, they are perfect to get rid of any imperfections and help to ensure that you have the smile that you want in no time at all.

Similarities And Differences

SimilaritiesDifferences
Both offer the opportunity to gain a brighter smile that is to the patient’s likingInvisalign straightens your smile, while Veneers replace the outer layer of a tooth to strengthen weakened teeth
They are both cost-effectiveThe results will differ
Veneers offer permanent results instantly, while Invisalign requires a longer period of dedication for lasting results

 

Which Is Right For You?

The choice is really yours when it comes to finding the most suitable choice for your smile. All if the information that you need before making your decision is available for you online to help you make the best out of whatever decision you make, or you can speak directly to a consultant here at Longevita.

In general, if you are running a busy lifestyle and would prefer a more gradual method of fixing overcrowding teeth, then Invisalign is the perfect option for you. It allows you to have a teeth straightening solution that you can complete in your own time without constant visits to the dentist.

However, if you are not looking to straighten your teeth but would rather look for a solution to chipped or worn down teeth, then a veneer is the option for you. This will make your teeth look as natural as possible and help prevent further damage to the surface of the teeth. This can be applied specifically to the damaged teeth and blended into the rest of the mouth to help your teeth look as natural as possible without disrupting the rest of the mouth.

Cost

There isn’t really a set answer to the cost you may face for each procedure, as this could differ depending on the length of the treatment as well as the type of the treatment that you receive. Here at Longevita, we offer competitive prices, with finance options available. We understand that you want outstanding service and amazing results at a reasonable price and that is what we strive to do. Our veneers provide you with amazing results in no time at all and our experienced team will ensure that you will have the smile you desire in no time.

For more information on the process and help with finding the right treatment for you, get in touch with a member of our experienced team and get started getting your picture-perfect smile, today.

 

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