Instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers?

mobasser photo Question: My smile is crooked, I want them to look great. my smile is not symmetrical. It’s a large problem when I smile, I am self conscious, and  I must fix my smile. I have thought about orthodontics and it takes a long time. I like to have porcelain veneers, and I really like them, can I do porcelain veneers? and if I do I just want to for my 6 front teeth.

Answer:

I understand you like to have 6 porcelain veneers for your front teeth, You definitely will get improvement, but with the cost of having a more radical shaving off your teeth, just because the alignment is off.

You do show more than 6 teeth when you turn your face to the side, and if you only do 6 front teeth veneer veneers, your veneers will stick out, and everyone will know you had veneers. Now if you want to choose a whiter brighter color for your 6 front teeth, my answer will be definitely not do it, since the whiter the color the larger your teeth will look.
As a cosmetic dentist, I am also concerned with uneven gum display or gum architecture between your right and left side front teeth!! If this is not corrected prior to having instant orthodontics with veneers, you will not like the final results, since although the good dentist will give you beautiful display of the 1/3 edges of your teeth, your right front teeth will look longer than the left front teeth.

My recommendation, is to have invisalign, or orthodontics, under supervision of an expert cosmetic dentist to align your teeth first, or at least get them to a more favorable alignment, and then if you want veneers to change the color or improve the shape of your teeth, then a decision can be done!
It can be possible that you do not do the full course of orthodontics, this way less precious tooth structure will be removed to give you dramatic results, your gums and your bite (occlusion) must be evaluated first, prior to veneering your teeth for the least invasive procedure.
After a little more alignment who knows, you might want to simply not do veneers, and do the least invasive procedure, such as dental bonding in combination with bleaching your teeth.
If I were you, I would find the best cosmetic dentist near you and a proper consult and evaluation so I would know more about all the options, pros, cons, and any risks and benefits prior to starting the procedure.

If you really want to do veneers on your front 6 teeth, ask the dentist to do a waxup model done in the lab, so you do see the results and have some idea, how your teeth will look. It might cost you, but at-least you know before hand if you are willing to do 6 veneers.
Best of luck to you.