If you want to straighten your teeth without resorting to traditional braces, here are 5 effective solutions.
Note: This is a guest post by Dr. Anu Isaac, DMD
We all want straight teeth and a beautiful smile. But not all of us are blessed with an ideal set of teeth and gums. According to some studies, 70% population of the U.S.A. needs some teeth straightening services.
Are you one of those who want a perfect smile but not with the help of braces? We can’t blame you! The idea of those iron braces strapped to your teeth for 18 months as an adult can turn off anybody’s spirit.
The good news is that dentistry made much progress in the field of orthodontics treatment. Let’s look at the alternatives to braces for adults.
It is one of the most popular forms of teeth straightening services among adults. Reason being that they are almost invisible. Invisalign teeth straightening is done with retainers made from a transparent plastic material. They are customized according to the patient. The duration of invisalign teeth straightening treatment is also less than the braces.
It is used to put pressure on the upper jaw and teeth. Earlier, this treatment was applied to cure extreme overbites only. But now it is used in less severe cases also. Headgear can be used to both hold and move the position of teeth. Although Headgear is as visible as traditional braces, it is worn for some hours only each day.
Dental veneers are a part of cosmetic dentistry.It is popularly known as dental bonding treatment. They are made up of porcelain,which is a strong material and doesn’t get stained easily. Veneers are bonded as a thin layer permanently in front of your teeth. They can correct the spacing issues in teeth. They are also useful to cure chipped, crooked, misaligned, and discolored teeth.
It is a discovery of Dr. Roberts. He wanted to invent a less expensive Orthodontics treatment for adults. So he did! Impressions invisible aligners are half the cost of the traditional braces. And you can do this treatment at home as well. You only need to go to the 3D lab once to provide the impression of your teeth. Once manufactured, impressions, invisible aligners will be delivered at your doorstep. The duration of this treatment is 6 to 9 months only.
Usually, retainers are prescribed after the orthodontics treatment. They prevent the teeth from shifting back to their original position. But retainers are capable of treating some minor teeth correction on their own. They also treat dental issues while being invisible, like the teeth straightening. This option is limited to very few cases. For serious concerns, you will need to take other teeth straightening services.
The alternatives to traditional orthodontics treatment are getting popular day by day. There are many perks for not opting for the standard braces treatment. And to choose other modern teeth straightening services–
All these alternatives to teeth straightening services are excellent. Most popular amongst the adults are invisalign teeth straightening and Dental veneers. But your dentist can only tell you which one is suitable for you. They will do the necessary check-up. Afterward, they will suggest.
Guest essayist: Dr. Anu Isaac, DMD, runs a successful dental practice in Salem, MA. Dr. Isaac strives for quality on a daily basis and this commitment to quality is reflected in her constant pursuit of advanced training. Her firm belief that even experts need to stay updated about what’s new in the dental field, enables her to provide every patient with optimal oral care. As the founder of Coral Dental Care, she is dedicated to creating healthy, beautiful smiles for her patients and also to educating the dental and non-dental community with her engaging articles on all things related to oral health, recent dental innovations, and the latest treatment modalities.