A beautifully straight smile can look quite alluring. And there are a few ways to attain this appearance quickly and affordably. If your smile makes you feel self-conscious, there are solutions available to achieve the smile of your dream. Here at The Smile Spa, we can fix and enhance the appearance of your teeth with both Invisalign and lumineers; however, they each work differently. So how can you choose the best treatment for you when so many options are available?

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What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear, nearly invisible aligners to straighten teeth. Invisalign has been proven effective in treating many dental issues, including overcrowding, spacing,TMJ,  bite problems and even snoring. In addition, Invisalign treatment is much more comfortable than traditional braces, and you can remove aligners for eating, drinking, and cleaning if absolutely necessary. Best of all, Invisalign treatment is nearly invisible, so patients can smile confidently throughout their treatment. If you are looking for an effective and discreet orthodontic treatment option, Invisalign may be right for you.


What are Lumineers?

Lumineers are a type of dental veneer. They consist of a thin, translucent material that we bond to the front surfaces of your teeth. We use lumineers to improve the appearance of your smile by changing the color, shape, size, or length of your teeth. We can use lumineers to correct a wide variety of dental problems, including gaps between your teeth, misaligned teeth,, stained or discolored teeth, misshapen teeth, and crooked or chipped teeth. 

Lumineers are an increasingly popular choice for people who want to improve their smile because they provide a natural-looking result. Lumineers are also less invasive than traditional dental veneers; there is very little to no cutting on the original tooth.. Lumineers are also an excellent option for people who have had braces in the past and want to improve the appearance of their smile. lumineers typically last for 10-20 years with proper care.


Lumineers vs. Invisalign

If you’re considering lumineers or Invisalign, it’s essential to understand the benefits of each treatment to make the best decision for your smile. Lumineers are popular because they require minimal tooth surface preparation, and only take 2-3 weeks to get the final result with minimal maintenance. They are custom-made to match the color  and shape of your natural teeth if that is your desire and can be used to correct several aesthetic concerns if not.

Invisalign is an alternative to traditional metal braces that uses clear, plastic aligners to straighten teeth gradually. Because Invisalign gently moves teeth into their desired position, we often use it to treat more complex alignment issues than lumineers. Both lumineers and Invisalign can give you a beautiful, healthy smile; however, your best treatment will depend on your individual needs. Talk to Dr. Aimee Russo-Mounger about which option is right for you.

We can evaluate your teeth’ overall alignment, color, shape, and size when you visit our dentist’s office or a virtual consult.  With this information, we’ll be able to recommend the best course of action for you. The most important thing to keep in mind while choosing between lumineers and Invisalign is your primary objective. Both procedures can make your smile more attractive, but Invisalign focuses on improving your bite and dental alignment. Lumineers, on the other hand, make cosmetic changes to your teeth’s size, color, shape, and texture.


Cosmetic Dentists in Baton Rouge, LA

At The Smile Spa, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Lumineers are a popular option for patients looking to make minor corrections to their teeth’ shape, size, and color. Lumineers are also very thin and require minimal preparation, making them an excellent option for patients looking for a minimally invasive, quick  solution. Invisalign is another popular option at The Smile Spa. Invisalign uses clear aligners to straighten teeth gradually and is an excellent choice for patients with mild to moderate misalignment issues. If you are looking for a complete smile makeover, our team at The Smile Spa can work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your unique needs and goals. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!