Do you feel self-conscious about your smile or worried about smiling or laughing in front of people? If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, you’ve probably considered teeth straightening options before.
Braces are still one of the most popular methods for straightening crooked or misaligned teeth. They expertly improve the alignment of your teeth, giving you the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
You may be surprised by the amount of options offered by dental clinics these days. There are many fast and effective orthodontic treatments to straighten teeth, with a range of different types of braces available.
Let’s look at some of the most popular orthodontic treatment solutions for straightening teeth and the benefits they can offer you.
The Benefits of Traditional Braces
Braces are traditionally a combination of brackets and wires attached to the front of your teeth. The brackets grip onto your teeth while the wires are loosened or tightened to gradually move your teeth into the desired position. Traditional braces offer a very straightforward and cost-efficient dental treatment, providing a long-term solution for straight teeth.
As well as improving the appearance of your smile, straight and aligned teeth are easier to care for. In this way, braces help to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and even tooth loss throughout their lifetime.
Today’s braces also provide the option of clear bands and brackets, making your traditional braces more discrete and less visible.
The Benefits of Invisible Braces
If you’re very worried about people noticing your orthodontic treatment, invisible braces such as Invisalign will offer you an advantage.
Invisalign braces use a series of clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible. They straighten your teeth without bands, brackets, or wires. In many cases, these aligners work to straighten your teeth just as effectively as traditional braces.
This option can be particularly appealing for adult patients, who have made the decision to straighten their teeth later in life. If you are worried about the visual impact of traditional braces in the workplace or other aspects of your adult life, you may wish to consider Invisalign.
Invisalign aligners are also more comfortable to wear than regular braces and you have the option of being able to remove them at any time. Your aligners should be worn for at least 22 hours a day for the most effective treatment but you can take them off for brushing, flossing or if you’re attending a one-off special occasion such as a wedding.
Professional Teeth Straightening in Ipswich
Interested in discussing your teeth straightening options further? The only way to get a straight perfect smile that lasts a lifetime is to seek the help of a professional dentist.
Ipswich Family Dental Practice offers a range of modern, effective orthodontic treatment options to straighten misaligned or crooked teeth. Talk to our team about improving your smile and book an appointment with an experienced dentist.
To make your appointment, call our practice on 07 3281 1781 (Ipswich), 07 3201 6767 (Brassall) or simply contact us online.