Braces are known to be the most effective way to straighten teeth, especially if the degree of teeth misalignment is moderate to severe. But still, some people are not comfortable with idea of wearing braces because of their metallic look and oral hygiene issues. So, how to straighten teeth without braces. There are some other methods available too to get a perfect smile without wearing braces: like Invisalign system.
It uses a series of retainer type appliances to shape your teeth if misalignment is relatively minor. Patients can also go for Dental veneers which mainly mask dental imperfections and help them improve their smile in relatively lesser time. Retainers, Removable orthodontic appliances and Reshaping of the teeth are relatively rarely used methods for minor misalignment.
It has been said that you’re never fully dressed without a smile and it is true that a great smile can be your best accessory. But if you are one of the many adults with crooked or misaligned teeth, we understand that smiling can be an uncomfortable experience for you.
Braces are usually considered as the best way to straighten teeth but they carry few disadvantages at the same time and that is why braces may not attract some of you. You may not find them aesthetically so good to have them for years or you may have problems to maintain oral hygiene with them or you do not want to go through the continuous pain associated with the wires and brackets of the braces.
Ding Ding- Even If You Are Scared Of Braces, Few Of You Loves Them Too:
A survey has been conducted by Kelton research, ‘Behind the smile’ and it was observed that more than half of the teen agers believed that metal braces affects their confidence level and that is why most of the teens wearing metal braces smile less. But still 80% of the teenagers in USA are getting orthodontic treatment. And this has seen almost a 98% increase in USA from 1998 till 2008. In Asia having metal braces is a new HIP. You are not cool if you do not support a ‘metal mouth’.
Even if you are not a trend follower there are few adults who are getting orthodontic treatments too. According to Canadian association of orthodontics, one out of five adults is getting braces. These adults are more than age 21.
So, the point is, have you always longed for straight teeth that give you the perfect smile but you never wanted to have to wear traditional braces and go through the drama? If the answer is yes, read on, you might find your answer because it’s never too late to show the world the real YOU!!
How to Straighten Teeth Without Braces
While watching ‘American Top Model’ I noticed that one of the models who were in top notch has misaligned teeth. Hence she got selected in top notch best models so the show decided to sponsor her dental bracing treatment for helping her to attain a perfect smile. During the treatment she kept on getting photo shoots and all and at the same time she also achieved her perfect smile very fast. Her dentist used Invisalign (transparent braces) on her.
INVISALIGN is one of the best alternatives to traditional braces. This treatment is flexible and can work with your busy life style. It is a virtually, undetectable, easy-to-use, removable, comfortable and hygienic system for correcting crooked or cramped teeth.
How Invisaign Superior To Traditional Braces:
It uses a series of clear, plastic, removable appliances (ALIGNERS) that gently move teeth to desired final positions. Invisalign significantly reduces hygienic and aesthetic limitations associated with braces.
As it is virtually invisible, no one will know you are under treatment and you can smile confidently during as well as after treatment. You can remove the aligners for meals or special events plus you can easily brush and floss your teeth, promoting healthy teeth and preventing gum disease. Additionally, unlike traditional braces, there is no metal involved to cause abrasion in mouth or gum and gum infections.
Cutting-edge 3-D computer graphics, the computer software is used to manufacture individual Invisalign aligners for each patient. This can give you the advantage to view your own virtual treatment plan when they start on a computer screen, enabling you to see how your teeth will look on the completion of treatment. When used as a sole form of treatment, it can treat approximately 80% of people. Treatment duration varies from six months to fourteen months which is remarkably less than that of traditional braces.
Get Straight/White Teeth By Giving Sleeves To Your Teeth:
Have you seen people with back/green ditched and pitted surfaces on their teeth naturally? They are those unfortunate people who are either born in the area which have floured rich water or their mother took tetracycline or other prohibited antibiotics during fetus formation. Such people if have a mild to moderate tooth enamel problems, and then they should sleeve the teeth as a best option.
Dental veneers (also known as PORCELAIN VENEERS) are also routinely used by dentists as a way to make cosmetic changes for teeth that are discolored, stained, worn, chipped or misaligned teeth. It won’t be an exaggeration to say that Dental Veneers are, in fact, a terrific cosmetic dentistry technique that helps to return beautiful smile to your face.
Dental veneers are actually hand-crafted porcelain sleeves which are placed on the top of your teeth in order to correct imperfections mentioned above or even to revitalize old crown and bridge works. But in some cases, we can use these veneers for what we call “INSTANT ORTHODONTICS” which means results are obtained in hours/days instead of months/years which is quite a positive quality. However, designing and placing them could be a difficult task. This is why I would recommend choosing an experienced cosmetic dentist.
Get Your Teeth Reshaped Perfectly:
If you are looking for solutions to problems with teeth over-crowding only then you can go for mild reshaping of teeth for which you need to go to an experienced cosmetic dentist. This process is pain-free plus it will save your time because it is completed in 1-3 visits almost. But again it needs experienced hands because excessive reshaping may result in even worst esthetics as well as sensitivity in the respective teeth.
Removable Appliances Proven Friendly:
You can also opt for a REMOVABLE ORTHODONTIC APPLIANCE if your teeth need minor corrections. As the name suggests, you can remove it during eating, brushing, flossing or when you need to go to some parties etc. These appliances are mostly preferred by people as treatment duration is lesser than that of braces. But this procedure may require your compliance with the treatment plus it is not recommended for people with major misalignments.
YOU ALREADY HAD BRACES ??
If you already had braces but have experienced some shifting in your teeth,you can also go for specially designed Retainers. Retainers are actually devices which keep teeth in their desired position after the orthodontic treatment. They can be transparent even if you want them to be aesthetically good.Most patients are advised to wear it all day,initially,with many also being directed to wear them at night at least. This only works if you need minor corrections.
Get Your Teeth Cleaned:
A friend of mine used to have a good smile but she had a little teeth crowding and gum bleeding problems. She got lazy about her teeth and ultimately turned a small gum bleeding problem into a gum disease. Apart from all these methods, you can improve your smile simply through techniques like scaling and root planning which remove the etiologic agents like dental plaque, its products and calculus. As people having misaligned teeth find it difficult to brush hard-to-reach surfaces of their teeth and leading to heavy calculus deposits that causes inflammation and gum diseases, ultimately worsening smile. So, it is better to start improving your smile at the very basic level.
Now you know that how to straighten teeth without braces. All you need is to ask your dentist for the best possible option of fixing teeth for you. In the end, it will be all worth it because all that matters is YOU and if you are satisfied with your smile, there is nothing better than that in this world.