Can Veneers Replace Braces?

July 12, 2016

When you begin seeking out ways to beautify your smile, you will likely come across a lot of information that may initially cause a little confusion. This is one of the key reasons we suggest you come to us for all of your information regarding facts and suggestions for cosmetic treatments. For instance, you may hear or read that porcelain veneers can replace braces for patients looking for a straighter smile. Since the response to this particular topic is multi-faceted, let’s take a bit of time to explore.

Veneers Aren’t A Replacement

If you need braces because your teeth are truly misaligned in a way that affects your oral health or function (not just the esthetic value of your smile) then we cannot suggest porcelain veneers to improve alignment. You may still choose them for other esthetic concerns in the future (such as discoloration or awkward tooth shape). However, to organize your teeth into beautiful alignment, you will need the assistance of an orthodontic treatment for proper shifting.

They Can Create The Illusion Of A Straighter Smile

If what you need is strictly a cosmetic improvement (which means the misaligned appearance of your smile affects the way your grin looks but not the way it functions or your oral health) then we may be able to offer porcelain veneers. Why? Well, we can make veneers wider to fill small spaces between teeth and place them to improve the look of mildly rotated teeth, so everything looks much more uniform.


At Lake Orion Family Dentistry, Dr. Brad Greenfield works to improve patients’ wellbeing, as well as their oral health, and he is proud to offer holistic, 100% metal-free dentistry. To learn more, or to schedule a dental appointment, call our office in Lake Orion, MI, today at 248-693-6213. We proudly welcome patients and families from around Lake Orion, MI, as well as Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills, Clarkston, Oxford, all surrounding communities.

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