I’m a little confused. I want to improve my smile. There’s one crooked tooth in the front and all my teeth need to be whiter and brighter overall. I was thinking porcelain veneers could deal with both those issues at once. My dentist wants me to get Invisalign first to straighten the crooked tooth and then get the veneers. To me, for one tooth that is crooked (but not very crooked) it seems like a waste of time or money. What do you think?
Please bear in mind I haven’t seen your teeth in any form so you can take or leave what I have to say. Unless there is some crowding going on that wasn’t mentioned, I’m suspicious of what your dentist is suggesting.
In general, a cosmetic dentist will suggest either Invisalign or porcelain veneers. When porcelain veneers are done correctly, they can make crooked teeth appear straight. Maybe your dentist doesn’t feel confident he can do that well so he’s suggesting what he does know.
Where to Go From Here
I’m going to recommend you get a second opinion from a good cosmetic dentist. Look at their smile galleries to see what type of results they get for their patients. Then check their reviews
When you find one you feel confident about with good reviews, then you can go for an appointment. Be sure not to tell them what your first dentist recommended. Tell them you want a smile makeover and see what they recommend.
Be aware, it is fairly standard procedure to get your teeth whitened for porcelain veneers. That is so your bottom teeth will not look out of place with the veneers on your top teeth. You don’t want to spend a fortune on veneers for your bottom teeth unless there are serious issues. Teeth whitening saves you from that.
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