It should not come as a surprise to you that many people want straight teeth. Your face is typically the first part of your body that a guest or acquaintance will look at. And what makes part of your face? Your mouth and teeth! It is therefore obvious that people will be seeking options in the available market that can help them get their keep properly aligned. Everyone wants to be complimented on having a beautiful smile and the first place to start is by reading this article. We have looked at metal braces and clear aligners, and other contemporary methods that will you smile more and more.
Are there any benefits?
When people think about straight teeth, they only think about advertisements and having good selfies, but this is not always the case. There are other benefits to having straight teeth. To start, it will be much easier for you to clean your teeth. With fewer spaces between them, bacteria have no place to hide. With regular and consistent oral hygiene, you significantly reduce the risk of tooth decay, cavities, and other periodontal diseases.
Another benefit of teeth alignment is reduced damage to your teeth. Your teeth were designed to fit like a puzzle. The lower jaw fits perfectly into the upper one to make a picturesque view. However, misaligned teeth increase the possibility of chipping and also wearing out due to continuous friction. This puts an abnormal amount of stress on your jaw. The use of corrective measures will put this problem in the past.
Clear aligners are the new kids on the block and are considered an alternative to the chunky braces that have dominated the scene. As the name suggests, aligners are clear, plastic trays that are made specifically to mold and shift the user’s teeth to a particular position.
Braces are a good option for people of any age. The dentist will fit metal brackets and use wire ties to glue them to your enamel. They are considered more for children who still have more flexible gum and bone tissue.
Teeth straightening surgery
For those who want a faster treatment option, surgery is an option that you should consider. It will typically take a shorter time to achieve the results that you want.
No need for aligners
The use of corrective options is not a must. Certain conditions might not require you to wear braces, aligners, or any other option. An example of such is malocclusion. In a layman’s language, this refers to a bite that is out of alignment. This can be possible by the use of headgear or the Herbst appliance.
We recommend that you consult a registered and practicing orthodontist who may be able to recommend the best option for you.