Do I Need Braces Before Getting Veneers
Do I Need Braces Before Getting Veneers
Hi. It’s Dr Michael Ghobrial here from Sure Dental at Wavell Heights in Brisbane.
We are very fortunate to see many patients who want to improve their smiles, and they come and entrust us to care for their teeth.
The other day, I met with one of our regular patients, Olivia from Northgate. She had always been conscious of her smile, and when she saw our social media post on a patient who had dental veneers, she thought about getting one for herself. But there was one thing she was curious about, so she asked me, “Michael, will I need to get braces or Invisalign before getting my veneers?”.
Working with so many cosmetic patients, it is one question we do get asked often, so I thought I’d record this video to help you understand a little bit more about this question.
Now, like all good answers that can be quite confusing, the answer to this is sometimes yes and sometimes no.
Do I need to get braces or Invisalign before I get veneers?
Occasionally, we can straighten the teeth using the Invisalign procedure first.
At other times, where we can do this with a very minimal tooth reduction and shaping or no tooth reduction, then that is a preferred way because we can save a bit of money and treatment time by just going straight to veneers.
In those cases, veneers give a beautiful result, and you wouldn’t know that the teeth have had any crowding previously. However, in other cases, going ahead and going straight to veneers would require quite an aggressive tooth removal.
We hate removing tooth structure here at Sure Dental, so we will then opt to do some braces or Invisalign to align things before we can go in and place the veneers to improve the shape or colour of the teeth. This also allows us to non-surgically position the gum levels to be symmetrical.
Gum levels are something that is often overlooked when people are looking to do smile makeovers and veneers, but having harmonious gum levels is a big, big factor in what people catch their eyes as normal or not, and also is a big determinant as to whether a tooth looks long, short, or stubby.
In those cases where we want to reposition the gums and reposition the teeth, and we want to do that non-surgically, we’ll opt to do braces or Invisalign first.
That’s sort of the thinking and the answers to that question of, “Do I need to get braces before getting veneers?” and the answer, as I said, is nice and confusing, sometimes yes, and sometimes no, but it really is a case by case scenario. It is about trying to obtain the best, most natural-looking result for the smile while preserving as much tooth structure as possible.
So, if you have been exploring upgrading your smile, we would love to look after you.
Here at Sure Dental, we offer flexible payment plans, so you can achieve your smile faster.
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