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If you have this problem, you know the issue is more challenging to deal with, but there are ways to do so. The following are five ways to straighten your teeth and get the smile you want.
When you think of braces, you may picture those metal brackets. Depending on how old you are, you might even picture large brackets that prevent the wearer from speaking normally. Time has moved forward quite considerably since those days, and this dental device has evolved, and there is a clear version of them.
This clear version of that device works pretty much the same way. The clear brackets are placed on the teeth and tightened to help straighten your teeth. Keep in mind that the brackets are much thinner than they were before, so they're quite comfortable. These clear brackets are made out of porcelain. The oral specialist taints the porcelain to match your teeth as much as possible, making them less visible.
If you're worried that someone is going to see you wearing braces, you don't have to worry anymore. This isn't to say that this dental device is entirely undetectable, but it's hard to spot. You're going to have to talk to your oral specialist about this option. They'll evaluate your teeth and figure out if you're a good candidate for this option.
Invisalign is another dental device you could use to straighten your teeth. It's one of the most effective devices, but it's also invisible compared to the rest. Even the clear braces mentioned earlier are a little more visible than Invisalign.
Keep in mind that this isn't the only benefit of wearing this particular device, which is just two clear aligners. What makes this particular option so beloved is that they're completely removable. Other options are stuck to the teeth for a while as they do their job, while people can remove these aligners whenever they want. You can remove them before you start eating or before you go to bed.
If you don't want to wear them one day, you can remove them, too. Having that kind of freedom is precious, and you still get the benefit of getting straighter teeth when you're done. You should know that this dental device only works for folks with minor or mild dental misalignment. Talk to your oral specialist about your options.
Veneers are a great option if you don't want to go through the straightening process. The reality is you won't straighten your teeth with this option at all, but your teeth will appear straight.
The oral specialist prepares your teeth by sanding them down where needed among other things and prepares your veneers. These are attached to your teeth and remain there without you doing anything. You'll be able to eat, smile, and talk without worrying about anything because these veneers are securely bonded to your teeth.
What you end up with is a beautiful smile that you won't believe. Talk to your oral specialist to find out if veneers are right for you. This option is best for folks with gaps or crowded teeth, so keep that in mind.
Lingual braces are a great alternative to regular braces. These are invisible brackets but not because they're invisible but because the brackets are behind your teeth. They do all the work that you expect, but no one will know that you're wearing them unless you tell them.
Folks, especially adults, get this type of dental device because they know they'll be discreet. Wearing visible braces is something a lot of adults prefer to avoid. If you're this kind of person, then this is a good option for you. This option is usually for folks who have severe misalignment issues that can't be fixed with something like Invisalign.
Again, this is one of those moments where you're going to have to talk to your oral specialist to find out if lingual braces are right for you and your specific situation. You're going to have to wear them for a while, usually a few years, but this depends on your situation. They're still thin enough, so don't worry so much about comfort.
Sometimes, retainers can do the job. This is an effective alternative, but it's only effective when the misalignment is quite minor. You're going to have to talk to your oral specialist to find out if this orthodontic appliance is right for you. If it is, you'll be happy to know that you can't see the retainer at all.
Yes, it is placed over the entire arch of your mouth, but no one will see it there, which is great. If all that wasn't enough, you should also know that this type of dental device is relatively inexpensive. This is especially true compared to some of the other options mentioned here.
One big reason people tend to overlook a misalignment issue is that they're afraid of how much it'll cost. While most oral specialists offer some type of finance package, it's still good to know that you have an inexpensive option, just in case. These are relatively comfortable to wear, and you shouldn't have to wear them too long.
Now, you have several ways you can straighten your teeth depending on your situation. Talk to your oral specialist to find out which one is the right one for you.
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