Whether your teeth are worn, crowded or discolored due to the natural aging process or years of teeth grinding and clenching, our expert cosmetic dentist at Modern Smiles can design a comprehensive treatment plan for rejuvenating your smile. One of the most common questions we get asked is whether to use Invisalign Clear Aligners or Porcelain Veneers to restore your beautiful smile. The answer is not always a clear choice and sometime both treatments are necessary to achieve the ideal result. While Invisalign treatment can correct the positioning of your teeth, alignment and jaw function through a series of clear aligners, they can do little to correct their size, color or shape. Porcelain veneers on the other hand can correct most imperfections on your teeth by refacing them with a contact lens thin layer of porcelain that look completely life like, however without healthy teeth in proper position the results are not lasting or predictable. Most often, a combination of both treatments can be used to reinforce tooth structure, lengthen the teeth, and create a healthier, more proportionate appearance.
So depending on your smile goals and initial assessment by our American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry trained cosmetic dentist, the best course of action will be outlined and presented to you. The causes of your worn or crowded teeth will play an important role in determining the course of your treatment. It is vital that we identify the underlying cause and forces from an imbalanced bite in order to create an environment that will be suitable for long lasting cosmetic dentistry.
If you are considering cosmetic dentistry with either Porcelain Veneers or Invisalign clear aligners and would like to find out which procedure can better enhance your smile, please contact our office online or by phone 818.763.9353 to schedule a free consultation.