Many people are looking for the perfect smile. They want to have straight teeth, but they don’t know how to get them. Two popular options for straightening crooked teeth are veneers and Clear Correct® orthodontic treatment. But, which is the best option for you: Veneers or Clear Correct®? To answer this question, it helps to understand what each of these treatments are. In this blog, we will compare Veneer vs. Clear Correct® so you can decide which treatment is best for your smile needs.


woman being fitted for veneers

Veneers are very thin, custom shells that are placed over the front side of teeth to change their color or shape. They are typically made out of porcelain, but they can also be made out of composite resin. Veneers can also be used for cosmetic reasons to cover up stains, damage, and chips. They can also be used to close gaps between the teeth and to address minor cases of crooked teeth. However, veneers are not ideal for severely crooked or misaligned teeth because it is not possible to place them properly.

To place veneers, your dentist will need to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth. This is necessary so the veneers will fit properly and look natural. After your teeth have been prepared, then your dentist will take a dental impression of your mouth that is sent to a dental lab and used to custom fabricate your veneers. In about 1-2 weeks, you will then return to your local dental office so your dentist can bond the veneers to your teeth.

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Clear Correct®

Clear Correct® is a series of clear aligners that are used to straighten teeth over time through the use of gentle, constant force. It typically takes about 1-2 years for this treatment and involves wearing each aligner every day except when eating or brushing your teeth. You will start with the first set of aligners on the top and bottom set of teeth and use them for about two weeks before moving onto the next set of aligners. This process will continue until you have obtained the desired results.

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Veneers vs Clear Correct®: Which is Best?

Both veneers and Clear Correct® are great options for straightening your teeth, but each one has its own unique set of pros and cons. If you are looking for a quick and simple way to straighten your teeth, veneers may be the best option for you. However, if you want a more discreet orthodontic treatment or have a wide variety of dental problems that you would like corrected, Clear Correct® is likely a better choice. Talk to your dentist to see which treatment option may be best for you.