Best Way to Straighten Damaged, Small, or Poorly Shaped Teeth
What if it’s not just crooked teeth that are making you unhappy? If you’re also bothered because your teeth are damaged, small, or have an unattractive shape, consider porcelain veneers.
Unlike all the other approaches we’ve discussed, porcelain veneers don’t move your teeth. Instead, they reshape them so that the tooth’s visible part is straight, even if the roots haven’t moved at all. They can do this as part of a smile makeover that takes less than a month. That’s why porcelain veneers are sometimes called “instant orthodontics.”
It’s important to realize that the amount of straightening you get with veneers isn’t as much as we can achieve with other orthodontic approaches. In some cases, this means you might need to use a different orthodontic method before getting veneers, but if you are looking to repair or reshape your teeth and straighten them, you will want veneers at some point.
As an additional benefit, veneers can whiten your teeth and straighten them–and make them whiter than you can achieve with teeth whitening.