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Teeth Straightening Options

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Teeth Straightening Options

It’s all a lie; a stereotype if you will! The thought of dental braces seems to cast everyone’s minds back to Elementary School and the horror of walking the school hallways with metal wires in your mouth. Now suppose you are an adult, perhaps even bordering a midlife crisis, and your once unnoticeable crooked teeth start to irk you. You decide that you are in desperate need of dental braces. Lucky for you, the amount of orthodontic advancements that have taken place over the past 15 years are remarkable. Forget your old fashioned idea of dental braces and be open minded about the many different options for teeth straightening nowadays or call our Green Apple Dental office for more information about teeth straightening options.

Popular Teeth Straightening Options

Invisalign

Invisalign

One definition of this new method is, “a series of clear, removable orthodontic aligners that straighten teeth without the use of metal or wires”. The amount of aligners the patient will need depends on the severity of the condition of the teeth. There are many straightening stages, however these take place once every two weeks, therefore overall Invisalign is only a slightly longer method than most.

The pros outweigh the cons when it comes to these invisible braces. They are removed before eating, brushing and flossing the teeth – resulting in less issues when it comes to cleaning the braces. The most obvious pro is that they are not nearly as noticeable as metal braces – attracting many adults!

Ceramic Braces

Braces

Another option that is not as noticeable as the conventional metal braces, are ceramic ones. Because these are made of translucent or tooth-coloured material, they are not easily detected. This is the option well-known actor, Tom Cruise chose when he needed some teeth straightening.

Lingual Braces

Your options of undetectable braces are not limited to Invisalign and ceramic braces. Lingual braces, the slightly more costly option, are inserted behind your teeth – completely out of sight. At first, they may cause irritation against your tongue and some people have battled with pronunciation in the beginning.

All these options are viable. And none of them are noticeable. Whether you are a child or an adult, you don’t want people to notice your smile more when you have braces in, more than they did when you had crooked teeth. These methods can improve your smile without the world even knowing. However, there are many more methods for teeth straightening- so be sure to do all the research when making the decision.

We can evaluate if teeth straightening is something that you would benefit from.  And not just for esthetics!  Crowding, spacing and teeth that are in the wrong position can cause irreversible damage over the years.  If you are thinking about straightening your teeth come in for a FREE consultation with Dr. Kooner.

A smile is always beautiful, as long as it’s genuine.

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