Teeth Straightening Options
Farmington Hills, MI
Crooked teeth are uncomfortable both physically and aesthetically. Teeth that are not straight lead to additional dental issues and increase your risk of certain diseases. Thankfully, there are multiple teeth straightening options available to help adjust your smile.
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Alignment Issues with Teeth
Every mouth is different, and depending on the individual person, your dentist will recommend different teeth straightening options. Misaligned teeth cause a myriad of conditions. Overbites, gaps, underbite, crossbite, and crowded teeth are all issues that arise during dental development.
The severity of misalignment issues may require additional orthodontic treatment. Your orthodontist will assess the condition of your teeth and help you decide on the best teeth straightening options.
Commonly metal braces are the first thing to come to mind when discussing teeth straightening options. In the past, metal braces were bulky and unsightly leading to even more embarrassment. Today metal braces have undergone a makeover.
Brackets are now smaller than ever and available in a variety of colors, including clear. Metal wires and elastics, that gently applying pressure to the teeth slowly moving them into proper alignment, connect the brackets.
Metal braces have been effective teeth straightening options for years, and are able to fix severe issues. Braces are also one of the least expensive options to straighten teeth.
For those who are looking for less noticeable teeth straightening options, invisible aligners are a wonderful option. There is minimal maintenance required, and invisible aligners are removable, although patients should wear them continuously 22 hours a day.
Invisible aligners are extremely popular among adults who require teeth straightening solutions. They are most effective in correcting slight misalignments and not very effective in severe cases.
Depending on your case, your orthodontist may recommend other teeth straightening options. Braces that are placed behind the teeth called lingual braces are one option. They are a less popular option because some patients find them uncomfortable. Lumineers, Veneers, and Snap-on smile are other teeth straightening options.
The process of teeth straightening varies. Generally, it requires periodic visits to your orthodontist for adjustments and evaluation of your progress. Teeth straightening can last a few years depending on the severity of your misalignment.
Let our team at Dr. Scott J. Owens DDS help you achieve the perfect smile! Call us today at 248-600-4521 to schedule an appointment.
Scott J Owens DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentists
Monday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m.–1 p.m.
2nd Saturday of month 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
32931 Middlebelt Rd. Suite #608
Farmington Hills, MI 48334