I recently got my teeth straightened and I am very happy with their alignment. I was wanting to get rid of the yellow staining on my teeth, but teeth whitening didn’t work. Would Lumineers mess up my alignment?
Carlton J. from Albuquerque, NM.
Did you use an over-the-counter teeth whitening agent? If so, that might explain your disappointment. Professional teeth whitening is generally very effective on tooth stains, especially yellowing.
While they wouldn’t mess up your alignment, I wouldn’t recommend Lumineers in your case. They’re more expensive than whitening. Plus your teeth would be about 2mm longer than normal. Sometimes, when they are put on with a no-prep technique they can look a little bulky. I generally only recommend any type of porcelain veneers for whitening if you’re also unhappy with the shape of your teeth. Otherwise, I would just go to a dentist who does professional whitening.
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