Lumineers are unique in that they are ultra-thin (approximately 0.2 mm) and ultra translucent. While traditional veneers are much thicker, requiring the grinding down of your original tooth structure, Lumineers are so thin that little to no tooth reduction is necessary and no painful shots are needed. At the same time, Lumineers resist micro leakage and micro cracking, and can look great for over 20 years. Unlike traditional veneers, Lumineers are a completely pain-free way to reshape and permanently whiten your teeth. They are also completely reversible because there’s no grinding down of healthy tooth structure. Your natural teeth are still intact and strong.
In some cases, Lumineers can be a more convenient and faster alternative to orthodontics.