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Veneers or Braces? Marietta, GA

Veneers or Braces?

Marietta GA Cosmetic Dental Treatment

You may think of porcelain veneers and braces as two entirely different dental services, and they definitely are. Veneers are considered a cosmetic dentistry option, while braces are in the orthodontics category. However, for certain patients, veneers can actually be an excellent alternative to braces. In fact, veneers have been termed “instant orthodontics.” To determine if you can get away with investing in just two short visits for veneers rather than wearing months of braces, it’s important to get a closer look at each option.

When Braces Are Needed

Braces are designed to provide structural or anatomical correction to your bite as well as cosmetic improvement. If you have a moderate to severe overbite, under bite, cross bite or open bite, braces might be required to put your teeth back into proper alignment and restore an even bite. In addition, if your teeth are excessively crowded or overlapping, you may need orthodontic treatment instead of a “cosmetic cover-up.” This is especially true if your crooked or misaligned teeth are compromising your jaw health or making you more prone to gum disease or decay, as veneers will not address these issues.

When Veneers Can Be the Instant Fix

Now, if you are a patient whose oral health is in check and you do not suffer from consequences of severe misalignment, porcelain veneers may be the perfect alternative to wearing braces, Ask yourself if your crooked, missized or gapped teeth are primarily an aesthetic concern. If so, veneers will likely do the trick.

Remember, veneers don’t actually move your teeth. They simply improve the appearance of crooked or widely spaced teeth. They can also cover up cracks, chips and discoloration. Veneers are wafer thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. Because they are cosmetic, they are only used on your front teeth, or those visible when you smile.

Could veneers be your “instant orthodontics”? Call Gilreath Family Dentistry to find out. We offer a wide variety of cosmetic and restorative services to ensure you find a solution that meets your budget and needs.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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