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COVID-19 Office Updates
We are re-opening Monday, May 4th.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call our office at 219-865-4095

Safety is always our number one focus. Our high standard of care ensures that your trust and safety are never compromised.
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Veneers or Braces: Which Should I Choose For a Perfect Smile?


Posted on 3/8/2021 by Crossroads Family Dental
Veneers or Braces: Which Should I Choose For a Perfect Smile?When it comes to getting a straight white smile, veneers and braces are two good options. Although both of these treatments are highly effective for getting pearly white teeth, there are some instances when one should be used over the other.

Let's find out what issues veneers are braces can correct.

Veneer Treatment


Veneers are wafer-thin pieces of porcelain that are custom-made to fit your teeth. Veneers are intended to offer cosmetic benefits; however, they can be very advantageous to your oral health as well.

Veneers are mostly recommended for teeth that are discolored, cracked, and chipped. People with worn enamels or disproportionately short teeth can also benefit from veneers. In addition, veneers may also be a good option if you have small gaps between your teeth.

The best thing about veneers is that they can offer a quick solution to straighter teeth. At Crossroads Family Dental, Dr. Kathy Zuccarelli and Dr. Nicholas Berns can take an impression of your teeth and mouth in one appointment so that you can get your veneers in approximately two weeks.
However, veneers only last for up to 15 years after which they will need to be replaced.

Braces or Orthodontic Treatment


If you have large gaps between your teeth, excess misalignment or an underbite, overbite, or crossbite, then veneers will not be able to fix your teeth. To correct these issues, you may need braces to fix the underlying structural issues to get the smile that you want.

Braces involve long-term treatment that can go up to two years or even more. However, once they are removed, your teeth require no special care or maintenance. You may have to wear retainers at night for a few months; however, there will no other changes in the maintenance of your teeth.
With good oral care, your teeth may remain straight and perfect for the rest of your life.

Veneers and braces are very different forms of treatment that are performed to correct different types of issues. If you think your teeth can benefit from either of these treatments, call us today at (219) 440-2950 to schedule an appointment with us.

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