Have you ever met someone and the first thing you noticed was their beautiful smile? A person's smile is one of the first things that most people notice. If your smile isn't where you want it to be because of teeth that are misaligned, have uneven edges or are crowded, there are several options to choose from.
What Can Be Done to Straighten Misaligned Teeth?
Here are three popular options for straightening crooked teeth. Tooth contouring - This consists of reshaping teeth in order to improve their appearance. A dentist or orthodontist can use a special drill to remove excess enamel, enabling teeth to fit together more evenly and use composite to fill in areas if needed.
Invisalign - Teeth-straightening aligners are becoming increasingly popular as they offer an effective solution without the hassle of traditional braces. These clear plastic aligners are custom fit to teeth and gradually move teeth into the desired position.
Traditional braces - Are the most common teeth-straightening method. They consist of brackets and wires that are affixed to teeth, forcing them into a new position over time. While this may take longer than other teeth-straightening methods, it is also a more affordable option in many cases.
Which Teeth Straightening Option is Best?
For tooth contouring, this procedure is best for people whose teeth are only slightly misaligned and who don't need any teeth removed.
Invisalign is ideal for those who want to avoid the metal brackets and wires of braces but may require teeth removal to be effective.
Traditional braces are a more comprehensive teeth-straightening solution that can be used on teeth with more severe misalignment.
Which option is best to straighten your teeth will depend on a variety of factors.
- How severe is the misalignment of your teeth?
- What are your treatment goals?
- Are you looking for a more permanent solution or something that can be done quickly and easily?
A good first step is to make an appointment to meet with an experienced dentist or orthodontist. They can provide insight into the best teeth-straightening option for your unique situation. This can help with making a decision after you have the right information and treatment plan to get the best outcome possible.
No matter which teeth straightening method you decide to go with, it’s important to remember that consistency is key. Regularly wearing braces or aligners will help ensure that the teeth stay in their new position and maintain the desired smile.
Straight teeth don't just look good they also improve oral health by making it easier to brush and floss teeth properly, reducing plaque build-up and cavities.
With the right teeth-straightening option, you can have a great smile and keep it healthy so it will last a lifetime!
Arnold Dentistry can help with straightening misaligned teeth. We offer a variety of choices including the options discussed above. Contact our office today to make an appointment.