Could I be a candidate for porcelain veneers? (Photo)
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Porcelain Veneers or Orthodontics?
Veneers or orthodontic proceedure
#Invisalign or #veneers #DrSoftTouch
I would give you two options. The first option includes Invisalign and gum re-contouring. After Invisalign treatment is completed, gum re-contouring would be recommended to correct the uneven appearance of your gums. Another option would be porcelain veneers after having your gums re-contoured. It would take 1-2 appointments to transform your smile using veneers rather than the slow and steady process of orthodontic treatment. I would recommend consulting with a good cosmetic dentist to determine your options. It's always important to look at before and after photos of actual patients of the dentist you are considering, before selecting that dentist. This will give you a pretty good indication of what you can expect. Good luck and I hope this helps. Follow me if you have more questions.
Sarah Thompson, DMD
St. Louis, MO area (O'Fallon, IL)
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Dear Latoya: You have beautiful teeth that could definitely benefit from some orthodontic treatment. Invisalign was designed exactly for cases like yours. Many dentists and orthodontists will be more than happy to treat you with Invisalign. It is the only way to go in your case. After your orthodontic treatment is completed, you can evaluate for some gum recontouring to make sure that the gum levels are even.Veneers are a very short-sighted fix. in order to widen your smile, the veneers would have to be very thick and bulky. you will commit yourself to a very expensive treatment plan, very expensive upkeep, and you will have to redo the work every several years down the line. The only thing you will achieve is to slowly ruin your wonderful, beautiful teeth. Please go and consult with an orthodontist about proper orthodontic treatment, Invisalign, and do not compromise your teeth.Best wishes,
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Candidate for porcelain veneers?
Please do the more conservative option of orthodontic treatment.
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