Braces Before Veneers

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Why Get Braces Before Veneers

You might have some cosmetic reasons for getting veneers on your teeth, but you might also have some orthodontic issues that need to be addressed.  Which should you do first? In many cases, you should get braces or Invisalign before you get your veneers applied to the teeth.

Braces brackets are glued to the front (or back) of the teeth, and the adhesive will do much better being able to attach to the teeth themselves, versus adhering to the veneers that are also adhered to the teeth.  Depending on the amount of tension that needs to be applied, your braces brackets may end up pulling the veneers loose from your teeth or breaking them. Veneers are made from thin slivers of porcelain, and while they are sturdy, they can be broken under tension.  Both issues can lead to slower treatment times and greater expense to you due to having to reset or replace your veneers.

Something else to consider when you are thinking about do I need braces before veneers is that you may not even need veneers after you get your braces off.  Your teeth will be nice and straight, and it will give you a different perspective on the shape of your teeth. You may decide instead that you just want to get a good cleaning or perhaps a teeth whitening treatment and you will be ready to go enjoy that beautiful smile you now have.


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You should get both a dental assessment and an orthodontic assessment before you get veneers if you have concerns about issues like crooked teeth or misaligned teeth and jaws, or any other dental issue.  It’s important to have those assessments done so you can make an informed decision about which procedures you need to address in which order.  It may be possible to get both treatments done at the same time if you choose the Invisalign clear aligner system, but not everyone is a good candidate to use this option.  Ivanov Orthodontic Experts is skilled in ensuring you get the right treatment plan for your unique smile.

One of the most common reasons people get braces is to straighten their crooked or gapped teeth.  Estimates are that only 35% of adults have properly straight teeth. The rest have crooked, gapped, or crowded teeth that keep them from being aligned correctly. But Ivanov Orthodontics can help get all of your teeth into a healthy alignment without invasive surgery or extractions using modern methods and materials. Even twisted teeth are no match for braces. You can ask for a free initial consultation to learn more about the right orthodontic treatment for you.

Porcelain veneers are a thin shell made out of porcelain that are glued onto the surface of your teeth. They are designed to be either a match to your current teeth coloration, or they can help lighten the color of your teeth. They last for about 10-12 years before they need to be replaced. Some veneers are made from a composite material but they only last about 4-8 years before they need to be replaced. Porcelain veneers are a great solution for people who have worn enamel, discolored teeth, gapped teeth, or cracked/chipped teeth.

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Reasons to Consider Getting Braces Before Veneers

There are several reasons to get braces before you get veneers. One reason to wait and not get veneers before braces is that you may have some calcium deposits where the brackets were affixed, or your teeth may have some uneven coloration after you get your braces off.  Veneers can then be used to cover over these issues.

You may also have an overbite or an underbite that you need to get corrected before you get veneers.  As we mentioned before, the brackets for braces are affixed to the outer surface of the teeth, and they can apply significant pressure to the teeth as the teeth are moved through the jaw. That pressure may not work with veneers and may even cause the veneers to be damaged or even broken off. It’s a good idea to talk with your local orthodontist and dentist to see what kind of treatment you need, and what the best order for your treatment is.

Do I Need To Straighten My Teeth Before Getting Veneers?

There are non-orthodontic based options to make teeth look straighter or close gaps in teeth like using veneers.  But what if you want to use veneers to make your teeth look better but you also really need braces in order to correct significantly misaligned teeth? Do you need braces before veneers?

Veneers may be able to make your teeth look like they are in a better alignment and get you the results you want in matter of weeks versus the months or even years that braces would take if you solely have a cosmetic need to do some dental correction. But, not everyone can use veneers. Perhaps your teeth will not be able to fit veneers onto, or maybe you have some really crowded teeth that need braces to correct. If you want to do both processes, it is better to get braces before veneers.

Alternatively, some people may not be good candidates for braces due to weak anchoring of the teeth, or they suffer from gum disease. Your dental professionals will be happy to give you an assessment, and see what treatments are right for you.

Do You Need Braces Before You Receive Implants or Veneers?

In many cases, you do need to get your braces before you get implants or veneers.  They may correct the issue for which you want to get the implants or veneers.  If you were getting the implant to replace a missing tooth, the braces may be able to close the gap and thus you don’t need the implant any more.

Veneers are often used to make the teeth look better or appear closer, eliminating the gaps between the teeth.  If you get braces, your teeth can actually be moved closer and then the veneers are no longer necessary.

Should you do braces before veneers?

If you thought about should I get braces before veneers but you got veneers first to correct some cosmetic issues, you can still get orthodontic treatment using the Invisalign system instead of bracket and wire style braces. Since they are clear trays that do not affix to the teeth, you can get the necessary orthodontic treatment and not worry about damaging your veneers.



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Five-Star Patient Testimonials 

I brought my Daughter to Dr. Ivanov after a bad experience at another orthodontist, My daughter fell inlove with the setting as soon as we walked in, Staff was very welcoming! They made me feel comfortable with the decision to come. Grateful for the information and great prices. My daughter said “the best experience ever” safe to say we are very pleased!

Gianni Ponce

You will not be disappointed. This clinic that I found has the best orthodontist. What sets them apart is their passion for their patients, whether adults or children. They want their clients to leave feeling like family. With modern and high technology equipment with fully qualified competent health professionals, you have nothing to worry. Thanks for the pleasant visits

Tony Vega (Local Guide)

After going to 7 offices i came to the conclusion that Dr.Ivanov  and their team are the best. I came to the consultation and spoke go Stephanie and she learned my name and her I. This office is very comfortable and very warm always smiling and in a good mood. At my consultation i got a free quip toothbrush and a other goodies which i thought was extremely nice of them. Everything is very high tech from their equipment to the way in which they confirm my appointment. I will recommend them to everyone! The prices are very affordable!

Laura Balmaceda

Dr. Ivanov and his team deserve every star of this review. I made my appointment online and the process was very easy. When arriving to my appointment I was greeted with a warm welcome, and was helped with every step of the new patient process. When I met the Dr., he was so kind and extremely knowledgeable. He gave me a realistic time frame to fix my open bite and made me feel so comfortable. The process of getting my braces on was so smooth, and I was informed on what would be  happening every step of the way. The best Orthodontist ever.

Diane Butler

I just wanna say Dr Ivanov and his teams are the best!!! I had a very easy breezy experience getting my braces. Everyone was extremely gentle and informative the place was super clean and fresh. All questions was answered I would recommend anyone and their mother to come here and I totally am going to recommend my family and friends. They deserve 1000 stars and more. I absolutely love the experience but best of all how caring everyone was.

Jade Menos

I got my braces today!! Major thanks to Dr. Ivanov, Mely, Stephanie and Lina. The entire process was quick, comfortable and welcoming. It was convenient to be able to come in for the consultation and get my braces the next day! I also got a free toothbrush and ice cream on my appointment. 10/10 recommend!!

Jamilia Celaire

I was referred by a friend of mine to visit Ivanov Orthodontist office. I was a little nervous coming in but everyone in the office made me feel welcome and safe. Over the years I have grown an insecurity with my smile due to my teeth shifting but Dr.Ivanov made me feel reassured that he could help me. I would definitely recommend coming to this office even just for a consultation; they will answer all your questions and concerns. On top of that provide a great service.

Britney Anelus

I love this orthodontist!!! Everything is clean and sanitary. The staff is super professional and friendly. The doctor is super nice and generous and everyone is super welcoming. I was a bit nervous when I first got my braces but one of the staff members reassured me that everything was going to be fine and I felt much better. The doctor and the staff really explained every single aspect of the braces and I really appreciate it since it made me feel more knowledgeable about the braces process. GONTO THIS ORTHODONTIST TO GET YOUR BRACES!! They’re super nice!

Melanie Garay

Dr. Ivanov is such a great doctor! Super polite and friendly, keep it real with you and his team is absolutely fantastic!! Lina and Stephanie are the sweetest girls and really took care of me and explained everything to me no matter how many questions I had. Super excited to have started my journey with braces with the best orthodontist office out here!

Aleja Mimi

The staff is very nice and takes the time to explain everything; many payment plans available to accommodate your possibilities. I felt very comfortable with everyone; the office is clean and very welcoming. Dr Ivanov is very nice, he sits down to speak to you and takes the time to understand your goals and makes sure you know what the best options are. I do not regret coming to Ivanov orthodontic and I know they will work as a team to help me feel more confident with my smile.
Big thank you to everyone at Ivanov orthodontist!!!!! 🙂

Veronica Obas

Dr. Ivanov and his staff is beyond amazing I have never met a staff so welcoming they definitely treat you like family. My son had to get a spacer placed in today and he was so scared but not only did  Dr. Ivanov assure Delsean that he would be okay but so did the dental assistance. I would recommend this office to anyone you will not leave disappointed.

Twiny twin Hutchinson

Amazing experience! I’ve had my braces for 6 month now and I’m impressed of how much my teeth have changed. No pain at all. Dr. Ivanov is such a sweet person and very professional, he knows what he’s doing and always cares for patients personal concerns. Highly recommended!

Tula Garcia

Dr. Ivanov was amazing. When I first got my braces I was scared it was going to last 4yrs for my teeth to look better but it only lasted 2yrs and the results are beyond amazing. I’m really happy with everything and would absolutely recommend him to anyone. Thank you so much.

Kimberly Martinez

Very good experience. The attention was great. The doctor is very punctual and they don’t make you wait, which for my busy schedule is super important. Also, the time the doctor told me I had to wear the braces was the exact time I needed and I was very happy with the results. Definitely recommend him.

Laura Jimenez

Dr. Ivanov was amazing. He was very understanding and took the time to explain, every step of the process for my daughters braces. I am proud to say with great care her braces were finally removed and the end result is the beautiful smile she now has. Thank you

Christina Jenkins

Ivan and his staff made my experience a smooth and convenient process. I am absolutely delighted and satisfied with the progress and how far my teeth has come. Ivan and his staff works effortlessly to ensure that my teeth are perfected beyond my expectations. If I had any other choice I would still choose Ivanov Orthodontic experts.

Joshua Xavier

My family and I are so happy with the results of Dr. Ivanov!!! So knowledgeable, kind and always available to answer questions. I am so happy we found him and his staff. I am looking forward to addressing my dental needs now that the family is on track!!! How many can say that about their dental experts. Way to go Dr. Ivanov!!!

James C. Murphy

He is awesome. You will start seeing changes quick in your smile. He shows passion in his work, he cares about you and your smiles. The office is very nice and great customer service. You will be in good hands if you choose to go with him.

Ketty Platon