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How Do I Fix My Crooked Teeth?
There are a number of reasons why you may consider fixing your crooked teeth. Some people seek out help for crooked teeth based solely on aesthetics. In many cases, crooked teeth also come with bite issues that can lead to a number of problems. And, even if you do not currently have problems because of your crooked teeth, you can develop issues in the future. It is a good idea for every person to go and see an orthodontist for a consultation to determine if there are orthodontic issues that can cause problems in the future. If you want to fix your crooked teeth, there are a few different options. The right option for you depends on the condition of your teeth and your preferences.
Traditional metal braces
Traditional metal braces are the most well-known option for fixing crooked teeth. Metal braces have been around for a long time and have a proven history of success straightening teeth. Metal braces can help with a wide range of issues related to crooked teeth. If you want to straighten your teeth for purely aesthetic reasons, traditional braces can do the trick. Traditional braces can also be used to fix a number of bite issues. If your bite is off, there are ways for an orthodontist to make adjustments to your traditional braces and fix your bite. The length of treatment for metal braces varies and depends largely on the level of intervention your teeth and bite require.
Clear aligners like Invisalign and SureSmile are an alternative to traditional metal braces. Clear aligners have not been around for as long as metal braces. However, clear aligners are growing in popularity as the technology improves and more people learn that they are an option. Clear aligners can straighten your crooked teeth without the brackets, wires, and bands that come with traditional braces. Clear aligners are popular with adults who do not want the look of traditional braces but need to straighten their teeth. The aligners are worn at all times except for when you need to eat or brush your teeth. You receive multiple aligner trays throughout your treatment. As your teeth start to move, you will receive a slightly different tray that will help your teeth continue to adjust. The trays are customized to your needs and your progress is monitored closely by your orthodontist.
Which option is right for me?
The right option for fixing your crooked teeth will depend on the specifics of your situations. If you have issues with your bite that need to be addressed, your orthodontist will likely recommend traditional metal braces. If your needs are primarily aesthetic, clear aligners may be a good option. The best way to determine which option is right for you is to set up a consultation with an orthodontist to discuss your needs and have an examination.
At Aristo Dental, we offer traditional braces, Invisalign, and SureSmile Clear Aligners. Each option has unique benefits that are worth exploring. If you are looking for a way to fix your crooked teeth, reach out and set up a consultation at Aristo.