There are few things that can knock your confidence more quickly than not feeling like you can flash your smile. This can be for a number of reasons but crooked or misaligned teeth are among the most common. Misaligned teeth can also lead to a great deal of discomfort and pain if left untreated. There are many options for realigning teeth but one of the best is most certainly the use of veneers.


Here you will learn what exactly veneers are, how they can benefit you, and what the process of having them fitted is like.


What are veneers?


Dental veneers are a method of correcting and straightening teeth. Instead of using wires in the way that traditional braces do, veneers use a very thin shell of porcelain or ceramic material that is bonded to the front of your teeth. They then gently and gradually help bring your teeth back into alignment over a period of time. They can also provide extra protection to teeth that have already suffered any kind of damage or become weakened by covering them with a thin, tooth-colored shell.


The benefits 


There are a large number of reasons why people might choose to get dental veneers. The first and most obvious is that they have been proven to be effective in realigning your teeth safely. This means that you can fix alignment issues, close gaps between your teeth, change the overall shape and appearance of a tooth, and even cover chipped or cracked teeth. One of the other major benefits of veneers, specifically when compared to more traditional braces, is one of appearance. For adults, there can be a certain amount of embarrassment in wearing braces. However, veneers are often almost entirely undetectable and can in fact even improve the appearance of your teeth. They are also incredibly easy to clean and maintain since you only have to brush and floss them in the same way that you would your teeth. In fact, it’s often the case that a lot of people forget about their veneers entirely and start to simply think of them as their natural teeth.


The process of getting veneers


Another great thing about veneers is just how quick and easy the process of having them put in actually is. The process begins with a visit to your dentist so that your teeth can be assessed. After that, an impression of your teeth is taken in order to make sure that the veneers can both fit comfortably and effectively correct your teeth. The process of having veneers fitted from start to finish is one that typically shouldn’t take more than approximately four weeks. After that, you can go back to living your life as normal.


If you are considering getting dental veneers then the first step should always be to talk to a dental professional. Get in touch with us today to consult on whether or you would benefit from the use of veneers and whether or not they are the right option for you.