Crooked and misaligned teeth are common among many people. Crooked teeth affect your appearance and prevent people from smiling naturally.
There are many ways to correct crooked teeth. Due to the advances made in cosmetic dentistry, straightening crooked teeth is now fairly simple. This article has step-by-step guidelines on the various options available to straighten crooked teeth.
- Orthodontic braces have been traditionally used to correct crooked teeth. Braces are the most effective in correcting crooked teeth with long-term benefits. However, you need to wear braces for a long period of time if you want to see desired results. Certain varieties of orthodontic braces are expensive and are difficult to wear and maintain. You can talk to your dentist about the various types of orthodontic braces available and chose the one that suits you best.
- There are different types of orthodontic braces such as invisible and lingual braces that are more convenient to wear besides not being obviously visible. However, they can be a bit painful to wear and are expensive.
- For those who do not prefer wearing braces, veneering is a good option. Porcelain or composite veneers can be used to hide the imperfections in your teeth. Porcelain veneers are recommended as they are more durable. Veneers offer a fast and convenient method of correcting crooked teeth. You will need to see a cosmetic dentist to get veneering done.
- Invisalign is another effective technique used to correct crooked teeth. These are like translucent braces that make it hard to notice them. These mouth pieces help shape crooked teeth and must be worn for at least one year before they give the desired results. This technique works best for people who have minor teeth misalignments. A combination of invasalign and braces can be used for better results. These braces are relatively easy to use and are more comfortable to wear as compared to traditional braces.
- It is important to consult your dentist before you decide on the right option to correct your crooked teeth. Your dentist will be the best person to decide which method of correcting misaligned teeth will work best for you.