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How to straighten your teeth without braces

A perfect smile is certainly a highly coveted accessory that everyone wants, regardless of age. The appearance of the teeth can affect one’s self-confidence and quality of life. Not everyone is born with a beautiful smile, but it is something achievable. If you have crooked teeth, there are ways available to straighten them for a perfect smile. While metal braces are generally considered the easiest way to straighten teeth, they are not to everyone’s liking.

Fortunately, there are a couple of other effective ways to straighten your teeth without braces.

1. Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are the most common dental veneers compared to the resin veneers. Also known as dental porcelain laminates, porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are designed to seamlessly bond with the front surface of teeth. Veneers can transform the overall appearance of your teeth and smile by changing the teeth length, shape, colour, and size. They can fix misaligned, irregularly shaped, and uneven teeth. Also, they aregreat for teeth with craters, bulges, and gaps between them. What’s great, one tooth or many teeth can simultaneously undergo porcelain veneering to give you a gorgeous smile. The veneering process mimics the reflecting properties of your natural teeth. And the reason they are preferred over resin/composite veneers is because of their stain-resistant and long lasting properties.

2. Dental implants

Dental implants are typically designed to replace missing teeth and they blend naturally with the existing teeth. But, there are certain circumstances when you may want to consider dental implants for a straighter look. Generally, it’s a feasible option if the health of your teeth is in question, especially when you have badly damaged teeth. Also, extremely crooked and awkwardly positioned teeth may be considered good candidates for dental implants.

3. Invisalign

Invisalign is another popular way to realign your teeth. With this treatment option, custom-made clear aligners are fitted to your teeth. They are removable and easy to clean to maintain good oral health. However, this treatment often takes and extended amount of time, sometimes for more than a year. Unlike Invisalign, veneers and implants involve only a few dental visits and produce real quick results.

To learn more about your teeth straightening options, contact our smile makeover team at Advanced Dental Artistry. We’ll schedule an appointment for a comprehensive examination to determine the suitable option for you.

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