Do I Need To Straighten My Teeth Before Getting Veneers?

Written by Dr. Reuben Sim
Published: 22-01-2022



The Benefits of Dental Veneers Transforming Your Smile

Porcelain veneers are an excellent cosmetic dental solution if you’re insecure about your smile. They’re thin tooth-like shells that can completely transform your smile in just a few dentist visits.

However, not everyone is a good candidate for veneers. Typically, people who have good oral health and can commit to maintaining their new smile won’t face any problems when it comes to getting veneers.

If you’re wondering if you can get veneers on crooked or crowded teeth, it’s important to know that crooked or crowded teeth could affect the results of your new smile.

So, do you need to straighten your teeth before getting veneers?

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Do I Need To Straighten My Teeth Before Getting Veneers?

No, you don’t need to have a perfectly straight smile to get veneers. However, if you’re suffering from severe misalignment or crowded teeth, your dentist may recommend straightening them first. This will ensure you get the best results possible.

How To Straighten Your Teeth Before Veneers

Most people can get away without straightening their teeth before getting veneers.

However, your dentist will need to assess your teeth, their condition, and your goals to determine the best treatment option for you.

If your dentist does recommend straightening your teeth before getting veneers, there are a number of dental solutions you may be eligible for.

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Invisalign are clear aligners that move your teeth into the desired position. They are more discreet than braces and are virtually invisible to the naked eye. They are particularly popular among adults who need to straighten their teeth before getting veneers.

Invisalign aligners are custom-made for your teeth. You’ll visit your dentist for a new set of aligners every few weeks. This helps your teeth move into the desired position gradually. Eventually, your teeth will be straight, and you’ll no longer need these aligners.

This treatment can resolve a number of dental concerns, including crowding and spacing issues. Invisalign can even correct some mild to moderate bite problems.

Traditional Braces

Traditional braces are incredibly effective at fixing a misaligned bite. They slowly reposition the teeth over time.

By placing constant pressure on the teeth, braces can shift the teeth into the desired position. Your dentist will tighten your braces every eight to 12 weeks to ensure the right amount of pressure is being applied.

There are several types of braces, such as metal, ceramic, and lingual braces.

Please note that not all crooked or crowded teeth are suitable for Invisalign or braces, and treatment is at the dentist’s discretion.

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Transform Your Smile at Dental Boutique

At Dental Boutique, our dentists will assess your teeth and determine if teeth straightening is necessary before you get veneers.

Find the answers you’re looking for and book a complimentary consultation with one of our renowned dentists today.

Your dream smile is closer than you think!