Not everyone was lucky enough to be born with naturally straight teeth. But, there are plenty of teeth straightening options to perfect your smile at any age. Especially if your crooked teeth are more than a cosmetic nuisance and more of a health issue, it’s important to weigh your options so that you can get the best benefit.

Of course, your dentist will need to diagnose the situation and provide you with the best options. Then, it’s up to you to decide between the cost factor, the amount of time it will take to straighten your teeth, and what will be most comfortable.

Let’s take a look at your choices.

What Are Your Teeth Straightening Options?

Some conditions require stricter intervention than others, including crossbites, crowded teeth, open bites, underbites, overbites, and gapped teeth. Each also requires a different type of correction method.

Traditional Braces

Of course, traditional metal or ceramic braces will get the job done, no matter your condition. They can effectively fix alignment issues and generally provide the most cost-effective option.

Invisalign

One of the first questions patients ask when seeking help to straighten their teeth is how does Invisalign work? The answer is quite ‘clear’. They are removable and replaced every two weeks until the correction is complete. The greatest thing about Invisalign is the relatively low maintenance and high comfort levels.

Veneers and Lumineers

If you want to straighten teeth without braces, your options are limited to veneers and lumineers. These are thin, porcelain shells that don’t actually straighten but provide a sort of camouflage for your crooked smile. The process of applying these options includes a little bit of corrective work in order to fit them properly.

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles only focuses on the front teeth and so the treatment time is much less than with traditional metal or ceramic braces. Because the treatment is performed on your front teeth only, less overall force is needed, meaning that it tends to be more gentle than traditional braces. Another attractive feature is that the braces are clear.

Final Thoughts

Your teeth straightening options are practically endless in today’s day and age. Long gone are the days of traditional braces monopolising the market and in are the days of discreet, confidence-building options.

When it comes time to decide which teeth alignment options are best for you, take into consideration the cost and efficacy of the alignment. Severely crooked teeth may require metal braces so don’t allow yourself to be disappointed if that’s your only option. Embrace your new smile, it’s only temporary after all.

We hope you found this post helpful and informative. When you’re ready to straighten your teeth, feel free to contact us for a consultation. We’ll get you set up with a perfect smile as fast as possible.