Can I have my teeth straightened if I have veneers?

With veneers is it possible to have my teeth straightened?

There are circumstances where an individual may find themselves with veneers, and then require alternative dental correction such as braces. This naturally causes a host of questions to arise, the most cautious being the question of whether braces can even be added to teeth that already have veneers.

The good news is, that you can have braces if you have veneers.

Dentists try to avoid attaching the brackets needed for braces to the veneers, as they are made of porcelain rather than the naturally strong enamelHard calcified tissue covering dentin of the crown of tooth. in your teeth, however they can attach them to the teeth alongside the veneers and these ‘neighbours’ can provide the necessary support.

Importantly, veneers shouldn’t be affected by the purpose of the braces and will remain strong despite other ‘neighbouring’ teeth being realigned. There is an adhesive used in applying braces, and therefore there is a small chance it could cause some damage to your veneers, however this is nothing your dentist won’t be able to polish after the procedure.

As an alternative to braces, your dentist, may recommend a clear aligner product like Invisalign. Clear aligners are barely noticeable aligners that are worn for at least 22 hours a day. The aligner fits your mouth precisely and the transparent material used means that they look invisible when placed in the mouth. This means there are no brackets needed and consequently your dental veneers remain entirely unaffected.

Whatever route you chose to take, consult with your dentist and they will be able to properly navigate you in the correct direction via consultations and x-rays. What is most important, is that even if you have veneers there is an option for you to take control of your smile and reposition/straighten your teeth.

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