Do you or someone in your family have teeth that need straightening? Crooked teeth can be embarrassing, creating unnecessary stress and inhibiting your self-confidence in the same token. Fortunately, there’s many different ways to resolve this universal confidence buster. While these methods vary in their approach, the result is the same – the difference to your teeth is dramatic!
One of the most popular options for straightening unruly chompers is securing braces at the back of affected teeth. These lingual braces are fitted behind the teeth as opposed to the front, offering an aesthetic alternative to those who wish to hide unsightly wires and brackets. Personal vanity comes at its own price here – back braces are considered more uncomfortable than traditional front braces. Lingual braces have an advantage here as they can be used in extreme straightening cases.
Invisible braces have increasingly become a popular option among those in need of straightening. Brands like Invisalign have helped thousands of people sort out their teeth but they may not be used universally. Invisible braces are really only effective in mild cases of realignment, lacking the ability to use any heavy force on your teeth. A considerable advantage invisible braces have is their quick removal, allowing you full access to your teeth and better oral hygiene capabilities.
Certain removable dental appliances can also straighten your teeth. Invisible braces such as Invisalign can prove incredibly expensive for some, many removable dental appliances offering the next best solution in this case. Inman Aligners similarly use an invisible bracing system for mild to moderate cases, but they do contain some metal parts in their construction. These braces can also quickly be removed for better oral hygiene capabilities.
Another excellent solution to straightening your teeth is using friction free braces. Brands like Damon Braces are considered discreet and distinctly comfortable as they lack any elastic or metal ties. This option limits the possibility of damaging small tissue in the mouth, affording you a comfortable treatment period. The braces use a sliding mechanism to straighten teeth and can shift affected teeth more naturally, even quicker in certain cases.
Are you or someone you know considering braces? Be sure to discuss some of the many options available to you with your dentist.