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Orthodontics vs. Veneers: Deciding Which Option Is Best for You

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Are you unhappy with the appearance of your teeth? Have been considering cosmetic dentistry?  Deciding between orthodontics and veneers can be difficult.  The Port Melbourne dentists of PMD Dental Care in are here to help you decide which option is best for your smile.


If you’re already happy with the size, shape and color of your teeth, then braces or orthodontic aligners might be the way to go. This option is a permanent and reasonably affordable way to get a nicer smile.

Braces simply move your teeth into the proper alignment.  Like other methods for improving your smile, they don’t require irreversible alterations to be done to your teeth, and you don’t have to worry about a cemented restoration popping off your tooth to be replaced a few years down the road.

However, the process does take a while to get the desired results, and you may have to make some lifestyle changes during the process.

Porcelain Veneers

What exactly are veneers? A veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that’s permanently cemented onto the front of your tooth.  They’re custom made, so when each one is designed as the best size, shape and color for your smile. Veneers are a great option if you’re looking to achieve all of the benefits of a smile makeover in little time.

In order to achieve the best results, our dentist in Port Melbourne may recommend anywhere from six to ten veneers, covering the span of your smile line.

While veneers are better at making you smile look its best and get you faster results – they are quite an initial investment and may need to be replaced in the future.

We Can Help You Decide

If you’re unsure of which route to take, then give PMD Dental Care in Port Melbourne a call today.  During your consultation, we’ll listen to the concerns you have about your smile and give you our professional recommendations on the best cosmetic treatment.