Say you are getting married in a couple of months or preparing for a major event.
Possibly, you are just wanting to invest some time in YOURSELF. You understand there will be many people at the event and photos will be taken, which will exist forever in photo albums, mobile galleries, and the internet. In such times you want your smile to reflect your personality. Chipped stained or misaligned teeth may not accurately reflect your character.
You decide to get your teeth fixed with either porcelain veneers or Invisalign but what is the difference? This article will inform you about the costs and benefits of both treatment options and you will be free to decide which option is best for you
What is a porcelain veneer?
If you have chipped, damaged, cracked, or gappy teeth? Would you be happier if these defects did not exist? If so, then porcelain veneers may be a great way to restore your teeth and confidence. A porcelain veneer is an ultra-thin covering made from ceramic. Porcelain veneers are designed to fit the defective tooth perfectly and completely mask all blemishes. You may choose to get a single veneer or several to completely change your smile and look.
I do not want fake-looking teeth.
For some people, the words ‘porcelain veneers’ bring about thoughts of piano key white teeth all of the disproportionate sizes in essence fake-looking teeth. This is a very common misconception. Veneers that are digitally guided, carefully planned and well-executed will be undetected by the untrained eye. Dr Chandra is undergoing a Diploma is Cosmetic Dentistry and will obtain one of the highest qualifications in this field.
Are Veneers the best option for me?
Porcelain Veneers are a fantastic way to revolutionise your smile and look. A person’s smile has been reported as the second most attractive attribute after their eyes. So, if you genuinely care about you smile and want to permanently improve your appearance then you are automatically a candidate for porcelain veneers. So prerequisite number one is a desire to improve your smile. Healthy dentition is also imperative. This simply means having no dental decay or gum disease.
Invisalign is a series of clear aligners which straighten your teeth over time. Invisalign is a sophisticated technology that can be a great alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign is a great option if you are looking to straighten your teeth in a conservative manner.
You may have noted your teeth becoming more crowded or “gappy” as you get older. You may have even had braces when you were younger and forgotten to wear your retainers causing your teeth to relapse. The reality is the alignment of your teeth is likely to worsen over time and the longer you delay treatment the more expensive treatment becomes and the longer the duration. So, if you are concerned about the alignment of your teeth then it is best to contact our dentist immediately and book a consultation.
Why choose Invisalign from Bayview Dental.
There are many benefits to having your teeth straightened with Invisalign. Firstly, the retainers are practically invisible making it very easy to incorporate Invisalign treatment with your lifestyle. The near-invisible aligners are also removable, this means you still get to eat the food you want and
maintain optimal oral hygiene. Invisalign treatment at Bayview Dental is digitally guided. This means the results achieved are very predictable and patients can see a simulation of their completed smile before commencing treatment.
Porcelain Veneers VS Invisalign
Patients often ask which option is better veneers or Invisalign, this is a tough question to answer as both cosmetic options work to achieve different outcomes. It is best to discuss with our dentist to see which option is right for you. Here are a couple of general points of comparison to help guide you in your research.
Duration of treatment
In short, veneers take far less time than Invisalign. Veneers take 3 visits. Your initial consult is where you will design your ideal smile with the assistance of our lovely team. A second appointment where the teeth are prepared and a final appointment where the veneers are fitted. Invisalign is requires repositioning teeth, this process takes an average of 9 months.
The difference in cost again varies from case to case. Veneers are charges per tooth, meaning the more teeth you change the greater the visual impact and the more costly. In contrast, Invisalign is a one-off fee for the entire treatment. Both Invisalign and Veneers may vary little in terms of cost. Cost again greatly depends on what you hope to achieve. If you looking to improve your smile with Invisalign or veneers contact our cosmetic experts today at Bayview Dental and enquire about our free consultation service.