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What factors play a rol in having something like veneers or bonding done instead of getting braces of invisagline?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Tooth Malposition: The degree of malposition plays a major role in your treatment, as well as the size and shape of your teeth. Veneers or bonding do not last forever... at your age you will probably replace them numerous times in your lifetime. Your natural, unadulterated teeth, when straightened, will most likely provide you with the most natural appearance. Discuss with your provider.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Degree: Treatment depends on degree of crowding. If teeth crooked/rotated/crowded they can only be slenderized so much to make them appear straight. Healthiest most long lasting treatment is straighten your teeth (see an Orthodontic specialist for initial (free) examination and discussion of treatment options. See your Dentist for discussion of reshaping teeth. Know that restorations are not forever.

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Last updated Sep 22, 2019

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