Teeth Straightening Treatments From Your Dentist

Teeth StraighteningIf you often find yourself hesitant to smile in public because of your crooked teeth, you should consider undergoing a teeth straightening treatment. Having a crooked set of teeth can have a significant impact on your self-confidence, which in turn can have a negative effect on your social life and performance at work. A set of crooked teeth can also have a negative impact on how others perceive you given how important first impressions can be.

People tend to make assumptions about your personal hygiene and social status when you show up with a crooked set of teeth.

Fortunately for you, there are multiple options available to you to help you get the perfectly straight teeth you have always dreamed of. These options include:

1. Traditional Teeth Straightening With Braces

The first thing that likely comes to your mind when it comes to your options for straightening your teeth is traditional braces. We all know someone who has used these.

Traditional braces are metal braces that straighten your teeth by constantly applying pressure to them. They are positioned facing outwards, so they are very noticeable when you are wearing one. Traditional braces remain the most affordable method to straighten your teeth, but there are more aesthetically pleasing – and more expensive – options out there.

2. Invisalign

Here is one of the more aesthetically pleasing options we talked about earlier. These types of braces work similarly to the metal ones – by constantly applying pressure to your teeth. The difference between Invisalign® and traditional braces is the gum-shield-like design, and the transparent material they are manufactured with. That makes them significantly less obvious than traditional braces.

The way Invisalign® works, a series of custom-made braces are created for you. You will wear each one for about two weeks; then it is time for a new brace that pushes your teeth a little closer to the desired position. Expect to wear somewhere between 18-36 aligners during this procedure. Of course, the severity of your crooked teeth determines how many aligners you will need. The average Invisalign® treatment takes 9-18 months.

There are other manufacturers of invisible braces out there, but Invisalign® is the most popular brand right now.

3. Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are another great option if you are looking for a teeth straightening procedure that will not be easily noticed by people you interact with. Lingual braces work similarly to traditional braces, but they are installed inwardly, rather than outwardly. This makes them more uncomfortable than traditional braces, but you will eventually get used to them.

4. Damon Braces

Damon braces offer three excellent benefits: reduced treatment time, increased comfort, and a subtle design that makes them a lot harder to notice than traditional braces. Damon braces are also easier to clean than traditional or lingual braces.

These are only a few of the options available to you if you are interested in teeth straightening. There is no need to feel self-conscious about your crooked smile. Schedule an appointment with Oak Tree Dental today, and we will figure out what treatment option is best for you.

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