Invisalign vs. Veneers; What should I consider to improve my smile

Your smile is a reflection of your personality—it welcomes people into your world. For this reason and more, it's no wonder that so many cosmetic dentistrypatients of Dr. Kamran Nikseresht also known as Dr. Nik, a popular Fairfax, VA dentist, want to know how they can achieve a straighter and more attractive smile. Two common cosmetic treatments offered at this office are Invisalign braces and veneers. They both offer solutions for certain cosmetic problems that patients are eager to resolve.

Invisalign is an oft-preferred alternative to standard braces because an the treatment does not require the use of metal brackets. "Invisible" trays are used to get the job done instead. The purpose of Invisalign is to reposition and straighten your teeth to give you a smile that better fits your face. This cosmetic treatment will be useful to you if your teeth are healthy and well-shaped but not quite in the proper position.

We at Nik Family and Cosmetic Dentist also offers veneers as a solution to cosmetic concerns. Veneers are a way to cover up numerous cosmetic problems that may be plaguing your smile—including advanced problems like intrinsic discoloration, large gaps and protrusion. The dentist lays thin wafers over your teeth to give them a smoother, whiter and more polished appearance. In some cases, multiple teeth have to be covered to give you the right look.

Which One Is Best for You?
The decision on whether to get Invisalign or veneers depends on a number of factors that you will have to discuss with your dentist. For one, if you don't feel comfortable having a procedure that can't be reversed, you might want to choose Invisalign to straighten your smile. If your teeth can't be bleached to your desired color due to staining at the inner layers, your best bet may be veneers.

Talk to Your Cosmetic Dentist
Before you make a decision about Invisalign versus veneers, have a conversation with Dr. Nik. Call the Fairfax, VA office today at (703) 961-0707 to set up a time for a consultation.

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