Realigning teeth with Braces vs. Porcelain veneers.
Here's a "before" picture that we've created two different digital smile makeovers for. This one shows the type of results that could be expected if this person's teeth were straightened using some type of braces (traditional, removable). Use this link to see how this same case might be treated by placing porcelain veneers.
Without question, it seems to us that this case really shouldn't be considered to be a 'cosmetic dentistry' case at all but instead an orthodontic one because of the advantages this approach offers.
Case issues and concerns:
This person's primary concern was simply one where they wanted to see what they would look like with "straight" teeth.
Here are the issues we noticed with this smile.
- The "before" picture gives the impression that this is a healthy mouth. There are no obvious signs of any type of dental disease.
- Overall, there is a fair amount of tooth misalignment, both on top and bottom.
- Ever so slightly, the biting edges of some of the teeth aren't as straight as one might expect.
- Some tooth lightening might make this smile a little more pleasing.