What's the best fix for misaligned teeth? (Photo)
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Veneers and orthodontics
What's the best fix for misaligned teeth?
In my opinion, the best and only treatment to correct your misaligned teeth would be Invisalign or braces. You have beautiful, healthy, teeth and to re-align them with porcelain veneers would require significant removal of your healthy enamel tooth structure. This is an irreversible procedure. There would be a definite possibility of mild to moderate tooth sensitivity, depending on amount of tooth structure removed. Porcelain veneers may last up to 20 years, but then you would have to go through the procedure and expense again. With Invisalign or braces, your teeth would remain straight indefinitely as long as you conscientiously wear your retainers.
If you like the shape/size/shade of your teeth and are only concerned about the misalignment, then I would highly recommend Invisalign for you since it is more conservative (no tooth structure needs to be removed). If you are looking to change the shape/size/shade of your teeth, then veneers may be the way to go.
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I would give you two options:The first option would be Invisalign. However, after treatment you will be required to wear a retainer or you risk your teeth relapsing AGAIN. Another option would be porcelain veneers. Veneers would give you instant results and would be expected to last you 20 years or so. Consult a cosmetic dentist to determine your options, and always look at before and after photos when selecting your dentist. They will give you a good idea about what you can expect. I've attached a link to a before and after photo of a patient of mine that wanted the instant fix of veneers rather than having braces for several years. 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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