Discreet Options for Straightening Teeth

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While everyone desires perfectly straight teeth, few people are born with naturally straight teeth. Crooked teeth should nonetheless not be the reason for imperfect smiles and poor oral health. There are different orthodontic solutions for getting perfectly straight teeth.

Whenever people hear of dental alignment, they picture the unsightly metal braces standard in kids and at times adults. Dental care has thankfully come a long way since the times of using metal braces.

There are now several discrete alternatives for straightening your teeth with Invisalign being the most popular among Townsville residents. This is a set of clear dental aligners customized to fit your teeth and gradually push them into proper alignment.

They are removable and will be changed after every two weeks to move your teeth into their desired positions further. The following are your other discreet alternatives for aligning teeth.

Lingual Braces

These look and act like conventional metal braces. Unlike the latter, however, lingual braces are placed behind the teeth and thus remain discrete. Other than their discretion, the braces will move your teeth faster than Invisalign.

Unfortunately, they might impact your speech and cause a lisp and are challenging to clean. These effects are fortunately short-term and will be alleviated over time as you become accustomed to the braces.

Ceramic Braces

These are tooth-colored or clear brackets that will match the appearance of your teeth. Ceramic braces comprise a silver-colored wire just like conventional braces. The wire in this instance is, however, very thin and thus not easily apparent.

Moreover, people will assume the wire on your teeth is designed for the retention rather than straightening of your teeth. Ceramic braces, however, stain easily, and you might need to minimize the consumption of staining foods and drinks when using them.

Palatal Expansion

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In this option, a dentist will surgically expand your jawbone. In so doing, they reduce the crowding of your teeth and gives you enough space for the straightening of your teeth without additional devices.

Orthopedic or palate expansion does more than straighten your teeth. This option also widens your smile and increases the prominence of your cheekbones and your overall facial appearance.

Dental Veneers

These are thin shells made of porcelain that are snapped on your teeth. While they might not straighten your existing teeth, they will conceal their misalignment. The dentist will first shave and reshape your teeth before fitting the veneers on your teeth. This guarantees they properly fit and remain discrete.

Nowadays, Lumineers can be used in place of dental veneers. These are very thin porcelain shells that negate the need for shaving down your teeth to guarantee a discrete look. Lumineers and veneers, however, only suffice for the correction of minor dental misalignment.

The above alternatives for straightening your teeth are more expensive compared to traditional metal braces. The discretion they offer, however makes them worth their price. Regardless of your choice, take time to pick the best dental clinic for the straightening of your teeth.

Several centers are now offering teeth alignment solutions. This might, however, cause more harm than good to your overall oral health if not handled by a trained and licensed dentist.

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