Braces or veneers: which is better, how to align the teeth, what is the difference, reviews

Malocclusion and curvature of the dentition necessitates the use braces or veneers. They have different installation methods. To make the right choice, it is necessary to identify the cause of the abnormal tooth growth.

In each individual case, the individual anatomical features of the structure of the dentition are taken into account, as well as the presence of pathologies that have arisen, on the basis of which a conclusion is made, what's better.


  • Remembering the features of each system
    • Veneers
    • Braces
  • Table: what's the difference
  • Summing up

Remembering the features of each system

The similarity of these orthopedic structures lies in the fact that after their installation, the natural position of the dentition returns, which forms the ideal smile of a person.


Veneers resemble inserts that are installed on the front of the row with a grip on the incisal edge. Different types of dental materials are used for their manufacture: porcelain, ceramics or zirconium.

Although the procedure is practically painless, only minor abnormal changes can be corrected with their help. The functionality of veneers is provided by "masking" visible defects. About the cost of structures there is

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An aesthetic smile with veneers is achieved in several sessions. But if there are serious problems with the bite, it is better to use braces.

Vadim, dentist

Surprisingly, the entire staging procedure took no more than 2 weeks. How nice it is to talk to people without hiding your smile.



Braces contribute to the restoration of an altered bite, even in severe forms, except when situations arise that can only be treated with operable therapy. The action of such is based on the application of the required pressure on the dental unit, moving it in the required direction. The material for this type of construction can be metal, plastic or ceramics.


Despite the fact that the design of braces can initially give a feeling of discomfort and soreness, their use is justified, since they eliminate the cause of the pathological bite. With the help of them, a good treatment result is achieved.

Svetlana, orthodontist

I took off the system after wearing it for two years. The teeth became even, but there were age spots, which I removed by attending the teeth whitening procedures at the dentist.


Table: what's the difference

The features of the products allow them to be used in each specific case, but at the same time it is necessary to know their functional features.

Comparison criteria Braces Veneers
Efficiency Able to eliminate not only interdental crevices, but also fix the anomaly when open bitewhen there is a displacement of the lower jaw row forward or backward, as well as when crowding of teeth. Only minor defects that form in the area of ​​the anterior dentition are eliminated.

With serious pathologies (mesial or distal occlusion) they won't help.

Aesthetic perception Despite the fact that they try to keep the details small, they are noticeable. Designs made of plastic and ceramics, although they are less noticeable, do not cope with all types of abnormal occlusion.

The same is observed in lingual braces. They are invisible when talking, but cause a lot of inconvenience when worn.

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The aesthetics of veneers allows a person to return to their natural whiteness of a smile. This removes pigment stains on the enamel, cracks, cracks and chips.
Comfort after installation The design causes a lot of inconvenience, especially in the first week. Sometimes the addictive process is accompanied by the appearance of pain, possibly a violation of diction.

Difficulties can be caused by daily care. To cleanse food debris, you must use special pastes and brushes with a small head.

They do not differ in any way from natural teeth, which is why the patient does not experience discomfort. In addition, they do not require any special care.
Situations limiting the scope of application There are practically no contraindications for this type of orthopedic product.

They are not used for serious pathological processes in the oral cavity, and for patients who have mental disorders.

There are a number of contraindications:
  • absence molars (especially if there are no sixes or sevens);
  • bad habit of gnawing seeds, crackers, etc;
  • severe destruction of the dental crown;
  • pathological bite in severe form;
  • if a person leads an active lifestyle and is engaged in power martial arts (boxing, karate);
  • bruxism.
The possibility of developing negative consequences In addition to painful sensations after installation, insufficient care can provoke carious lesion dentition, the appearance of age spots, increased sensitivity after removing the structure. There may be aching pain as a result of turning the surface enamel.
Patient age Installed after dropping out all milk teeth. Duration of wearing from 1 to 3 years Since the product is installed permanently, the patient must be 18-20 years old.

Summing up

The opinions of practicing dentists are mixed. In most cases, they recommend installing braces, since they are the ones who eliminate the cause curvature of teeth, while patients mistakenly believe that veneers are a panacea for abnormal bite. Veneers can be installed instead of braces only for minor defects.

The use of orthodontic structures and microprostheses is strictly individual. To understand how and what is the best way to align your teeth with veneers or braces, you need to consult a practicing specialist. Particular attention should be paid to contraindications that can lead to premature destruction of the overlay plates.

Besides "Hollywood smile»Violates the integrity of the enamel, which subsequently leads to increased sensitivity of the front teeth.

The site is for informational purposes only. Do not under any circumstances self-medicate. If you find you have any symptoms of illness, contact your doctor.

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