Thanks to the plentitude of cosmetic dentistry options, fixed dental braces do not represent the only solution to straighten your teeth.
The most traditional straightening procedure is the one where the fixed orthodontic braces are used. However, adults tend to avoid wearing these types of braces mainly because they are not that aesthetic, and treatment time takes quite long as well.
Braces fitted at the back of the teeth
Quite a popular solution for straightening teeth is represented by the lingual braces. These types of braces are fitted to the back of the teeth rather than to the front, and they represent a more aesthetic solution for those who do not want brackets and wires in plain sight. However, one downside of the lingual braces is that they are more uncomfortable than the traditional braces. It is important to keep in mind that the lingual braces can be used even for quite severely crowded teeth. Invisaligns for example, are not suitable only in mild cases of crooked teeth.
Braces which are “invisible”
The Invisalign braces are much apprised and advertised, but they are not for everybody. The Invisalign braces use a clear brackets system, which again is comfortable to wear for adults who do not wish to wear the traditional metal wires and brackets. Invisaligns can be removed extremely easily, so oral hygiene can be performed without any problems. These types of braces aren’t able to put a huge force upon the tooth to shift it into position, this is why the Inisaligns are recommended in moderate cases of crooked teeth mostly.
Removable dental appliances
Patients who would like to wear Invisaligns, but simply cannot afford them, should choose the next best alternative, represented by the Inman Aligners. These use the invisible braces system but also have some metal parts, and the braces can successfully straighten teeth which are mildly to moderate crooked. The braces can be easily removed when needed.
Maximum comfortable friction free braces
Yet another extremely discreet and comfortable teeth straightening treatment can be achieved with the Damon Braces. These are also called “friction-free” dental braces, because they do not have elastic or metal ties. Therefore, the risk of injuring the soft tissues is eliminated, and the patient can enjoy a very comfortable teeth straightening treatment period. The braces use a special sliding mechanism, and this will hold the wires. Thanks to the self-adjusting, sliding mechanism the teeth can shift much more naturally, pain free and quickly too. The braces are manufactured of a combination of stainless steel (about 40%) and the rest is clear ceramic composite material.
Straightening teeth without braces
For those patients who do not even want to hear about wearing braces, perhaps dental veneers can do the trick. The dental veneers will not actually straighten the teeth, but they will cover up nicely the slightly crooked and misaligned teeth. The dental veneers are thin sheets of porcelain which are fitted onto the front surface of the teeth, making them whiter, brighter, and healthy looking. Perfect for a smile makeover.