I am nearing the completion of the main phase of my own Invisalign treatment, and these cool movies show how my teeth have moved:
There are so many positive changes to note. My "deep bite" where the upper teeth overlap the lowers too much has been corrected. Crowding and mis-alignment has been corrected into nice even curves. There is also, if you look closely, a "crossbite" between the two right molars that has been corrected. The upper teeth should normally lie outside the lowers a bit and my two first molars on the right side were always reversed in this way. They are corrected here!
One of the best things about Invisalign is the predictive power of these ClinCheck movies. In our office, when a patient is interested in Invisalign treatment, the process goes as follows. We make impressions of the patient's teeth and also take specific photographs and ensure that there are up to date x-rays. We then send all these materials to Align and work with the design team there to design the Invisalign treatment. We may modify the simulation several times until if meets all of our treatment goals. Then- the patient is able to see the ClinCheck from any angle for as long as they wish and they can also have input into the treatment and its outcome. This is far superior to some other esthetic treatments in dentistry where the outcome is harder for the patient to visualize and is more "set in stone" at the end.
What I'm alluding to there is that if you have mild to moderate crwoding, and that is your only issue, conventional orthodontics or Invisalign is a far better treatment modality than porcelain veneers. Straightening the fronts of teeth with porcelain leaves the underlying crowding and provides challenges to proper oral hygiene. There are also problems with the forces of chewing being distributed in detrimental ways. As long as the teeth are essentially intact, it is best to move them bodily into their ideal positions.