At Bonita Grande Dental, Dr. Michael Gostigian, DMD offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments to enhance the appearance of your smile. With options like Invisalign clear aligners and porcelain veneers, you can improve misaligned or crooked teeth.
There is a difference in the order of magnitude between the two options for straightening your teeth. While being a quick way to a perfect smile, veneers are in a different realm of procedures altogether, requiring a lifetime commitment to their use and care. Which is better for straightening your teeth? For most patients in Bonita Springs, FL, the answer to that question is probably Invisalign. It is the cheaper and less invasive option, though it can take a year to straighten your teeth, and you have to wear them 22 hours a day.
Veneers Do More Than Create the Appearance of Straight Teeth
On the other hand, the dentist can put veneers on your teeth in as few as two dental visits. Veneers don't straighten teeth or reposition them at all. They simply create the appearance of straight teeth by covering over the fronts of your teeth. Veneers can hide chips, cracks, gaps, and imperfect teeth, covering a much wider range of dental imperfections than just creating the appearance of straight and beautifully white teeth. The dentist will also shape them to your mouth, ensuring they look like your natural teeth.
The Downsides of Veneers
Since veneers can cover many dental cosmetic issues, they are much more versatile than Invisalign. One of the biggest things to consider is that veneers are bonded to your teeth and are functional and permanent. To bond them, the cosmetic dentist will need to gently remove layers of enamel. Once you choose veneers, there isn't any going back. Because of the cost and commitment they require, if your only goal is to straighten your teeth, veneers are likely not the best treatment option for you.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Cosmetic Dentist in Bonita Springs, FL!
Bonita Grande Dental is proud to provide Invisalign and veneers are part of our dental services. If you are interested in learning what options you have for straightening your smile, contact our dentist office today at (239) 301-2713 to schedule a consultation.
Our dental practice is located off Bonita Beach Rd SE and Bonita Grande Dr, across the street from Worthington Country Club. We serve patients from Bonita Springs, Estero, North Naples, Orangetree and beyond. Our team cannot wait to help you achieve your best smile!