Lumineers VS. Braces
If you want to have a more attractive smile, you have several options, including getting braces and Lumineers. When making a decision about smile correction, it is vital that you have correct, accurate information about each treatment and what can be achieved. When considering Lumineers vs. braces, it’s important to take into consideration the facts about the length of treatment, cost, recovery time, and the level of improvement you envision.
A Beautiful Smile: Lumineers or Braces?
Both Lumineers and braces can correct specific flaws, but the similarities largely end there. Lumineers are a strictly cosmetic dental procedure, while braces address the skeletal structure of the teeth, palate, and jaw. Both options create fantastic results, but which is right for you?
What are the differences between Lumineers and Braces?
Braces can correct and help to align many facial and dental flaws including correcting crooked teeth, correcting an overbite, underbite, cross-bite, or malocclusion of the jaw. Braces may also be used together with other types of orthodontic treatments to widen a narrow palate or jaw.
Lumineers are a cosmetic option for dental enhancement that can correct teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained, oddly-shaped, or other cosmetic dental imperfections. Braces are a longer process that may require months or even years, Lumineers can beautify your smile in just a few visits.
How are Lumineers better than Braces?
With Lumineers, your smile can become brilliant and attractive in just two or three appointments. Dr. Tara Hardin can revitalize your smile from imperfect (perhaps even embarrassing) to brilliant, evenly-spaced, and picture-perfect.
What is the difference between Lumineers and Porcelain Veneers?
Lumineers provide the same effect as traditional veneers, with a less complex procedure than is necessary with the application of custom veneers. With traditional veneers your original teeth are reshaped, removing a layer of enamel of the original tooth and overlaying a thin veneer that is adhered to the surface.
Lumineers are a far less invasive process, requiring no numbing of the area or grinding of the teeth to create a surface prior to the installation of the veneer. Your teeth are left fully intact and the enamel undamaged. Lumineers are also much thinner than traditional veneers, being about the same thickness as a contact lens. Your Lumineers are overlaid on your existing teeth, creating a bright new smile in just a few minutes. Many people with minor smile imperfections can achieve a brilliant, attractive smile without the need to wear braces to correct the problem.
Why should I choose Dr. Tara Hardin?
Dr. Tara Hardin is accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the recipient of many top honors. She works with each of her patients individually to ensure their comfort and ease, and is known for her exceptional artistry, advanced techniques, and the individual care she provides to her patients. Dr. Hardin stays abreast of the latest techniques in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Her thoughtful approach can help you achieve the perfect smile – one you are proud to share. Contact us today with one of the best dentist Cincinnati, Ohio has to offer.