Schindler-logoWhich is better for a crooked tooth, porcelain veneers or braces? This is a question that many people ask their dentists. There are benefits and drawbacks to both porcelain veneers and braces, and knowing these differences. Ultimately, the decision of which to choose depends on the individual case. At Schindler Smile Studio, Dr. Sharon Schindler of Columbus, OH, can evaluate a patient and help them make an educated decision regarding which one is most appropriate for their current needs.

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain bonded to the front surface of the teeth. They correct a wide variety of dental problems, including straightening teeth. They correct gaps between teeth, misshapen teeth, stained teeth, and chipped or broken teeth. Porcelain veneers are also an option for people who have severely discolored teeth that cannot be corrected with whitening procedures. The main advantage of porcelain veneers is that they give you a beautiful, natural-looking smile without having months of metal brackets attached.

Orthodontia (braces)

Braces are devices that are used to align and straighten teeth. They consist of metal wires and brackets that are bonded to the teeth. Braces can be used to correct a variety of dental problems, including overcrowded teeth, misaligned teeth, and gaps between teeth. Braces straighten teeth only and do not improve any defects in the enamel, shape or color of the teeth. Braces are more noticeable than porcelain veneers, and they can take longer to straighten teeth.

Which one is best for me?

Ultimately, the decision of whether to choose porcelain veneers or braces depends on the individual case. Dr. Sharon Schindler of Schindler Smile Studio will be able to advise you on which treatment is best for you based on your specific dental needs. If you are interested in learning more about the best solution for your smile, call her office at 614-586-0609 to request an appointment.