Is it bad to get veneers after braces if you do not plan on wearing a retainer for the rest of your life? (photo)
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Doctor Answers 3
It is great, but you need to wear retainers
I always recommend a nightguard after veneers and this acts as a retainer as well so my patients who have veneers wear a piece of plastic every night to protect their veneers from nighttime grinding which occurs in a high percentage of adults.
Douglas Jopling, DDSDallas, Texas area
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Your concerns are very valid. For this reason, I often let my patients know that if you think you'll be bad at wearing retainers for life, you may want to go directly to veneers. I am not advocating against braces, because I do provide Invisalign, but I make sure that my Invisalign patients know that they will have to wear retainers for life. If you veneer after braces, your teeth will shift and the veneers will not look good. Looking at your photo, I would recommend 8 veneers. I've attached a link to a patient for which I did 6 veneers. I hope this helps. Follow me on RealSelf for more answers.