Choosing between Invisalign and veneers depends on your specific dental needs and desired outcomes.
Here are some factors to consider when making a decision
Alignment and Bite Issues
If you have significant orthodontic concerns such as crooked teeth, overcrowding, or bite problems (e.g., overbite, underbite), Invisalign is typically the recommended option. Veneers cannot be placed in a severely crowded dentition without significant filing of the teeth.
If your main concern is the appearance of your teeth rather than their alignment, veneers may be a more suitable choice. Veneers can address cosmetic issues such as stained, chipped, or misshapen teeth, giving you a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain or composite resin that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth.
Consider your desired timeframe for achieving the desired results. Invisalign treatment typically takes 6-24 months, depending on the complexity of your case. Veneers, on the other hand, can often be completed within a few dental visits, providing a quicker transformation of your smile.
Invasive vs. Non-invasive
Invisalign is a non-invasive treatment that gradually moves your teeth using clear aligners. It does not involve altering the structure of your natural teeth. Veneers, however, require some enamel removal from the front surface of your teeth to accommodate the veneers. This is an irreversible process, as veneers will need to be replaced if removed in the future.
Longevity and Maintenance
Invisalign can help improve both the alignment and overall health of your teeth. Once the treatment is complete, maintaining your straightened teeth primarily requires good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups. Veneers, while providing cosmetic enhancements, may require replacement or maintenance over time, as they may become chipped or discolored.
Consider the financial aspect of each option. Invisalign treatment costs can vary depending on the complexity of your case and the duration of treatment. Veneers also have a cost associated with them, as they are custom-made and require dental laboratory work. The difference in cost between the two options depends on your particular circumstance, of which we can help guide you.
We will take into account factors such as the alignment of your teeth, your bite, cosmetic concerns, and budget to help you make an informed decision about whether Invisalign or veneers are the most suitable option for you.
To book a consultation with our dentists or discuss the cost of veneers & Invisalign, call our team today on (03) 8338 1207 or Get in touch.