Dr. Jay Hazen discusses the difference between Invisalign® candidates and veneers candidates at his Madison practice. Veneer are recommended when patients have only a few minor imperfections. Invisalign® addresses more complex alignment issues.
I always tell patients, "If your thinking about porcelain veneers, there
are usually a couple of parameters." If you have beautiful teeth that are
just crowded or spaced, we like to look more along on, maybe orthodontic
way to straighten the teeth. I don't want to prep teeth that are already
Teeth, for me, that are good candidates for veneers are teeth that have a
lot of wear, teeth that have color problems, maybe tetracycline staining,
teeth that have large restorations or fillings in them, teeth that have
been damaged, teeth that have been broken traumatically, teeth that have
been repaired because of trauma maybe years ago, but that repair wasn't
really not a permanent fix. In many instances, people had crowns and
veneers done years ago with really inferior porcelain and material that
just doesn't look as lifelike as the smiles that we create today.