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What’s The Right Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment For Me? Comparing Veneers, Teeth Whitening, And Invisalign

With so many cosmetic dentistry treatments available, it’s often hard to know where to start if you’re interested in improving your smile. At EaDo Family Dental, we’re dedicated to providing an informative, patient-focused approach to cosmetic dentistry.

To give you information about your cosmetic options, here are some details about three of the most popular cosmetic treatments– porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and Invisalign:

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening can either be performed in-office by Dr. Williams and Dr. Ma, or you can choose to whiten your teeth at home, using a custom-made, professional teeth whitening kit from EaDo Family Dental.

Teeth whitening is a great way to restore your smile if it’s been stained and yellowed by age, drinking coffee, tea or wine, or tobacco use.

It may be right for you if…

  • You’re looking to improve your smile, but you’re on a tight budget.
  • You only have external tooth stains.
  • Your teeth are straight and healthy, beyond surface stains.

It may not be right for you if…

  • You have internal tooth stains from a reaction to antibiotics, or you have serious external tooth stains that can’t be removed with traditional bleaching methods.
  • Your teeth are chipped, damaged, or crooked.
  • You have very sensitive teeth or thin enamel.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers consist of thin, wafer-thin dental prostheses sculpted from ceramic materials. These veneers cap and cover up your existing teeth, replacing the entire exterior chewing surface, and restoring your smile.

It may be right for you if…

  • You have a number of different cosmetic issues (gapped teeth, stains, slightly-crooked teeth, chips and other minor damage).
  • You have a don’t mind minimally-invasive treatment.
  • Your mouth is in good condition, and your teeth have not been significantly damaged in any way.

It may not be right for you if…

  • You are on a tight budget.
  • Your teeth are very crooked. Orthodontic treatment may be recommended instead.
  • You are not willing to invest in a non-reversible treatment. Veneers are permanent and cannot be reversed.


Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces that uses clear plastic aligners, similar to mouthguards, to gradually shift your teeth into alignment. Invisalign is more comfortable, convenient, and offers faster treatment times than traditional metal braces.

It may be right for you if…

  • You are in good oral health
  • You can commit to wearing your aligners for 20-22+ hours per day for a year or longer
  • You do not have any major orthodontic issues, such as a severe bite malocclusion or very crooked teeth

It may not be right for you if…

  • You have significant orthodontic problems or damaged teeth
  • Your gums are unhealthy
  • Metal braces would offer a more efficient and low-cost alternative to Invisalign

Still Have Questions? Come In For A Consultation Now!

Porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and Invisalign are all great ways to restore your smile and feel more confident.

If you have more questions about cosmetic dentistry in Houston, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Williams or Dr. Ma for a cosmetic consultation. Get in touch by phone at (713) 474-2334 for an appointment, or come to our office, which is located at 2240 Navigation Blvd, Suite 300, Houston, TX 77003. See some of our past results by browsing our testimonials, and schedule your consultation today!

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