Perfectly straight teeth can not only enhance the appearance of your smile, but it can also help boost your self-confidence by improving oral hygiene and preventing many dental problems. With the introduction of new tools and technologies, today, there are a variety of teeth straightening options available to orthodontists to cater to the specific requirements of every individual. Recent advances in dentistry have ensured the teeth straightening options available today are, in most cases, natural looking, imperceptible, unobtrusive and practical.
The following treatments are some of the treatments available for getting your misplaced and misshapen teeth in shape:
Dental implants: Typically dental implants aren’t designed to fix misplaced and misaligned teeth. They are usually used to replace natural teeth when you’ve lost them or to replace broken, chipped or severely damaged teeth. In some cases, dental implants may be used to correct extremely crooked and severely misplaced teeth but this is best determined by a dental implants specialist in Milton Keyes.
Ceramic braces: These are similar to metal braces with the brackets being made of ceramic instead of metal. The ceramic brackets blend in with the natural color of the teeth making ceramic braces less obvious than its metal counterpart. These are popular among people who want the traditional treatment for teeth straightening (braces) but with a less obvious appearance.
Lingual (inside) braces: These braces are like metal braces, only they are attached behind your teeth instead of the front. This makes them completely invisible but since these braces are located in close proximity to your tongue, they can interfere with your tongue movements impacting your speech and eating. Due to this, many people prefer alternative treatments like ceramic braces and clear aligners.
Clear aligners (e.g Invisalign): These are gradually becoming popular among adolescents and teens who want a practically invisible alternative and cannot adjust to the discomfort caused by metal/ceramic brackets and wires. Clear aligners are generally better suited for treating mild to moderately severe problems and since, these are removable, there is always a chance of forgetting to wear them.
Metal braces: This is the oldest and the most common treatment for straightening teeth. Braces are metal brackets that are attached to your teeth and held together with metal wires. These are better suited for more complex dental issues that cannot be treated with clear aligners. Since metal braces are attached to the teeth they cannot be removed so there is no chance of forgetting to wear them.
If you are considering using dental implants fixing misshapen teeth, you must speak with a dental implants specialist in Milton Keyes to assess if dental implants would be the appropriate teeth straightening treatment for you. Our team of expert orthodontists at Abacus dental specializes in fixing crooked and misshapen teeth using dental implants and other techniques.