Dental Veneers vs. Dental Braces Q&A

Dental Veneers vs. Dental Braces Q&A

Dental Veneers and Dental Braces provide different types of procedures to help your smile, and any issues you have in regards to your smile. Visit us today at Canatella Dental to learn more about Dental Veneers! Call us for more information or schedule an appointment online! We have convenient locations to serve you New Orleans LA and Metairie LA!

Dental Veneers vs. Dental Braces Near Me in New Orleans LA and Metairie LA
Dental Veneers vs. Dental Braces Near Me in New Orleans LA and Metairie LA

Table of Contents:

What are veneers and braces?
What’s the difference?
How do I know when veneers or braces are necessary?
How do they compare?

What are veneers and braces?

Dental Veneers are a custom-created look-alike of your tooth, but it is a thin tooth-colored shell that is adhered to the front of your tooth. Dental veneers were created to enhance the appearance of a single tooth or an entire mouth. Dental Veneers have different options available for clients to choose from, the main dental veneer is created of two main substances which include resin-composite materials, as well as porcelain, which become permanently bonded to the teeth to create a beautiful new smile.
 
Braces are quite different from Dental Veneers; they are oral tools that help to correct dental issues with your teeth that are out of alignment. Often many of our dental clients that come in for braces are in their pre-teens or teens, but many adults get them as well. Braces work to slowly straighten and align the teeth to not only create a beautiful smile but also create a much better bite for the client.

What’s the difference?

Dental Veneers are a cosmetic treatment and dental braces are structural treatment. Dental braces will fix structural misalignment or any issues with the bite including overbite, crossbite, or underbite, among other dental issues. Braces are available in many different forms.
 
Dental Veneers are known to help fix any cosmetic issues including chipped teeth, stained teeth, discoloration on the teeth, small gaps that are noticeable between teeth, and so much more. Dental Veneers are attached to the front of the teeth and are a fantastic option for many, as they do not require as much dental maintenance aside from routine cleanings and checkups.
 
Dental Braces are available as a fix for any structural issues which are often encountered by the structural issues, the severity of the dental issues the client is dealing with, and the client’s budget.

How do I know when veneers or braces are necessary?

Braces will often be recommended to dental clients if they are dealing with an underbite, crossbite, or overbite, as well as other issues like needing to straighten the teeth, or having excessive gaps that need to be closed, braces are then considered the best method of treatment. Dental braces are often most recommended over other options when it comes to helping the structural integrity of the teeth. Dental Veneers are often recommended as a cosmetic improvement for many dental clients.
 
Dental Braces also are little to no maintenance once they are removed other than either wearing a retainer at night or having a metal wire installed along the backside of the teeth to keep them in place. You can continue brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash as normal.
 
Dental Veneers were created for cosmetic purposes only. Dental Veneers are often recommended by dentists for dental clients that have discoloration, stains, or cracks in their teeth. They also are great if you have a smaller gap between the teeth.
 
The benefits of dental veneers are it offers a simple and instant solution to your dental problems. Typically, dental veneers can be applied in one appointment, while braces often take a year or two to see the full results.
 
Dental Veneers and Dental Braces are completely different forms of treatment, and they are also created to be used for different issues in dental patients. While there are some crossovers for the conditions they can help treat for each procedure, they are often looked at differently.

How do they compare?

Dental Veneers and Dental Braces both provide a dental service to clients looking for a service to help the look of their mouth. While dental veneers and dental braces do overlap as it helps your smile, other than that, braces help to straighten teeth that may be misaligned or very crocked, fix any bite issues a client may have, and shrink gaps. Dental veneers improve the smile instantly if you have issues like discoloration, staining, and mild gaps. If you want more information on either treatment option, contact Canatella Dental today! We serve patients from Metairie LA, New Orleans LA, Harahan LA, Jackson Square LA, Bella Chasse LA, St. Bernard LA, Meraux LA, Chalmette LA, Jefferson LA, River Ridge LA, and Kenner LA.

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