Invisalign vs Veneers

Are you tired of hiding your crooked teeth? Are you sick of food getting trapped between them? Do you have trouble pronouncing certain words because of a pronounced under- of overbite? If so, you’re probably wishing that you had gotten braces when you were younger. Unfortunately, however, you can’t turn back the hands of time; but, you can improve the look of your teeth and get a smile that you will be proud to show off.

There are a few options that adults can choose to improve their smiles; Invisalign vs veneers are two of the most common choices. But what’s the difference and which one should you choose? Here’s a look at each type of cosmetic dentistry treatment.

Invisalign vs Veneers

An Overview of Invisalign

Invisalign is similar to traditional braces; however, instead of having unsightly metal brackets and wires attached to your teeth, this tooth straightening technique involves a series wearing a series of clear tooth aligners that are custom-made for your mouth. The aligners work by shifting your teeth, just like traditional braces do, but they are much more convenient. The biggest benefit, of course, is that they are way less obvious than braces. That’s because they are clear, which means that they won’t stick out like a sore thumb. They can also be removed, which allows for improved dental hygiene because you can thoroughly brush and floss your teeth. Plus, since there aren’t any metal brackets or wires rubbing into your inner lips and gums, they are a lot less painful.

An Overview of Veneers

Veneers are another popular option for tooth enhancement. Veneers are made of a thin layer of porcelain, which is bonded to the front of your teeth. Not only do they help to make your teeth look straighter, but they can also help to improve the color and shape of your teeth. So, if your teeth are chipped, misshapen, or discolored, or otherwise unsightly, veneers can certainly help to dramatically improve the look of your smile.

Which is Better?

The answer to that question is: it depends. There are a number of variables that will be taken into consideration when determining whether Invisalign or veneers is the best option for you. The issues with your teeth and the effects that you are trying to achieve are just some of the factors that will be taken into consideration. Together, you and your dentist can decide on the best option to suit your needs.

Regency Family Dentistry Omaha

Whether your teeth needs are a complete exam and cleaning, a full-mouth restoration, or anything in between, we promise to provide you with exceptional care as we enhance the natural beauty of your smile.  Below are just some of the many procedures and dental services we regularly provide to our patients – with a gentle touch, and stunning results.  Your smile is our first priority, and we’ll give you something to smile about.

Preventative Dentistry

  • Dental Exams
  • Dental Cleanings
  • Oral Cancer Exam
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Sealants
  • Dental X-Rays
  • Home Care
  • Nightguards & Mouthguards

Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Dental Implants
  • Composite Fillings
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • FixedPorcelain Bridges
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Tooth Whitening

Periodontal Disease

  • What is Periodontal (Gum) Disease?
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Maintenance

Restorative Dentistry

  • Dental Implants
  • Inlay Restorations
  • Onlay Restorations
  • Composite Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Dentures & Partial Dentures
  • Fixed Bridges
  • Root Canal Therapy

Oral Surgery

  • Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Have Any Questions?

Contact us today! We are happy to answer any questions you might have.

Dear Valued Patient

Happy 2024! All of us at Regency Dental hope your year is off to a great start. As many of you have already witnessed, there are changes occurring within our practice for the past several months. Dr. Spanel is in a time of transition within the practice, and he has found a colleague who shares his core values, philosophy, and sense of personalized quality care. He was fortunate to find Dr. Dan Ellingson who is a wonderful, gentle dentist. Dr. Ellingson is a local graduate of Gross High School, UNO, and UNMC College of Dentistry. He has a strong commitment to our local community. Having this opportunity to own a private practice, Dr. Ellingson is eager to meet each of you. He and all staff members will continue working diligently to provide you with the same caring, calm and meticulous dental care you would expect to receive from Dr. Spanel.

As we continue to move forward in 2024 with this transition, we thank you for your trust, partnership, and patience as we welcome Dr. Ellingson to the practice. We have additional team members, and have updated our software programs to comply with HIPAA regulations of paperless charting. We are also updating our equipment to provide state-of-the-art care.

We all know that changes bring challenges. Please know that Dr. Spanel, Dr. Ellingson and the team at Regency Dental intend to provide you, our loyal patients, the very best dental care in a warm and compassionate atmosphere. If you haven’t scheduled your 2024 dental check-ups, please call us!

We look forward to seeing you again soon!


The Doctors and Staff at Regency Dental.