invisalign vs veneers
Dentistry

Invisalign vs Veneers

Which cosmetic dentistry treatment to choose? Veneers or Invisalign?

All of us will look at our teeth in the mirror at some point and see little imperfections and wish we could have the perfect smile, it’s only natural.

In reality, most people in the world have some non-straight or worn, discoloured or chipped teeth.

If you really are not happy with your smile and feel like you want to do something about it, then luckily there are two excellent options you could take to remedy the situation and give you a great smile to be proud of.

The first option goes down the orthodontic route, taking time to straighten your teeth and physically realign them in your mouth.

The second option is much, much faster and can give you a brand new smile in one day, but does not actually involve moving your teeth, but covering the imperfections with veneers.

Both options can give you a winning smile and choosing between them comes down to personal preference.

Invisalign (Clear Braces)

Using a clear aligner that you wear over your teeth and can’t easily be seen, the Invisalign process is discreet and ideal for adults who may be self-conscious about their teeth but want to engage in a thorough, long-term fix.

There are certain clear benefits to the Invisalign method:

  • The aligner is clear and invisible
  • You can eat whatever you want during the process
  • Produces beautiful straight teeth at the end
  • Easy to clean and look after

Typical Invisalign costs are from £2,000. The Invisalign system is not the cheapest on the market, but it is one of the most cost-effective, given the quality of the result.

Unlike some other orthodontic treatments, Invisalign works in 6-18 months and physically moves your teeth in your mouth, rather than covering up the issue.

Porcelain Veneers (Instant Orthodontics)

The main advantage of porcelain veneers is the speed at which your smile will be transformed.

Unlike traditional orthodontics, veneers create, almost instantaneously, a new look for your mouth.

Also, porcelain veneers can be used to treat a wider range of issues, beyond simply having crooked teeth. Learn more.

Hand-made, wafer thin veneers can be used to treat:

  • Discolouration
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Gummy smiles
  • Worn down or chipped teeth

There are a number of significant upsides to getting veneers, ranging from the aesthetic appeal to their general comfort and from the relatively low cost (from £150 per tooth) to the fact that they do not require much aftercare or maintenance.

Whether you opt for the cheaper, quicker option of veneers, or the longer-term orthodontic fix that Invisalign offers, prepare to say goodbye to crooked unsightly teeth and enjoy having a smile you can be proud of.