Crowns & Veneers are a cosmetic solution to problems with the appearance of your teeth. They do not cure problems caused by the underlying structure of your jaw or the position of your teeth. By following proper orthodontic procedures, many cosmetic and health problems involving the teeth, gums, and jaws can be solved permanently. While crowns & veneers are long-lasting, they do need to be replaced every so often. The teeth need to be permanently reshaped. While the teeth look "perfect," the patient is relying on dental appliances that require changes in eating and drinking habits to maintain their beauty. Orthodontic procedures solve both cosmetic and health problems of the teeth. Orthodontics require more time to work, but the solution they provide is permanent. With orthodontics, you are left with your own teeth, but with your health and appearance improve.