Braces vs. Porcelain Veneers

Although porcelain veneers are sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics,” there are substantial differences between dental veneers and braces.


Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dentistry treatment that can mask some common dental imperfections and provide you with a bright, beautifully aligned smile; braces are orthodontic treatments that shift your teeth into proper alignment. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile, the Pittsburgh dentists at Dentonics can help you determine the best option for your unique needs and aesthetic desires.


Porcelain veneers are thin slivers of porcelain that are custom made to be bonded to the surfaces of your natural teeth in order to correct common cosmetic dental problems including:


  • Cracked teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Unevenly spaced teeth
  • Misshaped teeth


Unlike braces or Invisalign, porcelain veneers do not move your teeth into a new position. Porcelain veneers are intended to conceal minor to moderate imperfections while providing you with a functional bite.


If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers, please contact Dentonics to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Joe Quartuccio or Dr. Charles Frye. Our dentists welcome patients from Allison Park and the greater Pittsburgh area.

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