Dental veneers are a life-changing cosmetic treatment for many people. Not only can dental
veneers transform your smile in just one dentist visit, they can help with crooked teeth, deep
staining, and gapped teeth. Veneers provide people with a chance to change their smile for the
better with just one treatment.
However, in some cases, people who already have dental veneers may need orthodontic
treatment. This could be because their teeth have shifted or they’ve neglected to wear their
retainer. Do you have the option of getting braces or Invisalign if you have dental veneers?
Getting Braces with Dental Veneers
Yes, you can still get braces if you have dental veneers. Most orthodontists will want to avoid
attaching a bracket directly to your veneer, as braces don’t adhere as well to porcelain as they
do to your regular tooth enamel.
However, you can still get braces either by attaching the bracket to the neighboring teeth, or, in
cases where necessary, attaching to your veneer. Your orthodontist can let you know if
traditional braces are an option for you when you come in for your consultation.
If your veneer is in good shape to begin with, braces shouldn’t damage it or require
replacement after your treatment. In the event that the adhesive does affect the finish of your
veneers, your dentist can normally polish this off so your veneers will be good as new.
Considering Invisalign with Dental Veneers
In fact, many orthodontists will prefer and recommend working with Invisalign when it comes
to patients who already have dental veneers. This is because Invisalign works by customizing a
series of clear trays designed to fit your smile, so there are no brackets or adhesive necessary,
and your dental veneers won’t be affected at all.
Many orthodontists consider Invisalign to be the best option for people who need orthodontic work but already have dental veneers. While Invisalign can treat a wide variety of cases, traditional braces may be needed for certain patients. Your orthodontist can let you know if you’re a candidate for Invisalign based on your unique smile.
Making the Best Choice for You
Orthodontic work is still possible if you have dental veneers, but it’s important to make the best choice for you when it comes to your treatment options. Depending on what issues you’re having with the alignment of your smile, you can have either braces or Invisalign to get your teeth back to normal.
Scheduling a consultation with your orthodontist is the easiest way to evaluate all your options
by getting x-rays and determining the length of your treatment time based on the option you
choose. Together with your orthodontist, you can make the best treatment choice for you even
with your dental veneers!
While it’s usually best to get orthodontic work done before veneers are considered, for some
people, this isn’t an option. But don’t fret—you can still get the smile of your dreams even if
your teeth have shifted once your veneers are in place. Talk with your orthodontist or get a
referral from your dentist today to discover all your options for a beautiful smile!