Have you been thinking about visiting us for cosmetic care because you’re ready for your smile to look gorgeous instead of lackluster? The good news is that we offer a variety of treatments, such as veneers, to improve the beauty of your grin. However, if you are a patient in need of headache relief as a result of chronic discomfort, we have a strong recommendation for you: Wait on the cosmetic care and allow us to address your pain first. Otherwise, your newly beautiful smile may not hold up. Become familiar with some compelling reasons to consider this suggestion.
You May Need Braces, Not Veneers
If you are suffering from a misaligned smile, then you are likely displeased with the way your smile looks. This may be the result of spaces between teeth, overlapping, or otherwise. Patients dealing with minor problems often seek out veneers to create the illusion of an improved smile. However, because misaligned teeth may lead to serious daily headaches, we suggest seeking headache relief first. If we determine that orthodontic care, such as braces, can help your headaches and your smile’s beauty, then you will be addressing both issues at once by aligning your teeth.
You May Ruin Your Cosmetic Work
Unfortunately, common underlying causes of headaches include issues like bruxism (teeth grinding or clenching). This places a lot of stress and strain on your teeth, jaw joints, and surrounding muscles, which eventually leads to a need for headache relief. Now, let’s say you receive porcelain crowns, veneers, or dental bonding and you continue to grind or clench your teeth. Your cosmetic treatment will likely become fractured, worn, or broken as a result. Seek headache treatment from us, so we can address your health issue, while we discuss the best way to then improve the esthetic value of your smile.