Braces vs. Veneers

Many people don’t like their smiles, so if you have been avoiding those selfies or group photos on social media, you’re in good company. Nearly 90% of all adults have teeth that are crooked or poorly spaced.

If you are an adult that wants to improve your smile, you may be wondering whether to opt for braces or veneers to help your crooked smile. Here is some information that can help you make a choice between veneers and braces for your smile.

A Plug For Braces

Braces are one of the best ways to transform your teeth. Braces are wires and either metal or ceramic brackets that move your teeth into their correct positions. If you have teeth that are crooked or severely crowded, or you have problems with your bite, braces may be perfect for you.

Braces can help fix jaw pain due to malocclusion, which means your bite is incorrect. Your front teeth may come down too far in front of your bottom teeth (overbite). You might also have an upper jaw that fits into your lower jaw when you bite down (underbite). Some people can have a crossbite, which means that their upper and lower jaws don’t meet when they bite down. If your bite or tooth problems are severe, you need to think about braces.

What About Veneers?

What if you don’t have severe bite issues, and you have a few crooked teeth? You may want to opt for veneers. Veneers are shells made of porcelain that fit over your teeth. You instantly get teeth that are no longer crooked. Veneers are also great for people who have chipped, cracked, or broken teeth. Also, many people use veneers to cover teeth that are oversized or undersized, as well as discolored.

Veneers are perfect for adults who need some minor corrections to fix their smiles. In a short time, you can have the perfect smile.

Not sure whether to opt for veneers or braces? Check with a qualified dentist for help determining whether braces or veneers are right for you.