A beautiful smile and straight teeth is the dream of many adults. However, the thought of wearing braces past the age of 17 is pretty daunting. Luckily, wearing braces isn’t the only way to achieve this. Here’s how to straighten teeth without braces, depending on your specific condition.
Problems Correctable without Braces
If you have any of these conditions, you may be a candidate for orthodontic treatment that doesn’t require you to wear braces:
- Limited overcrowding.
- Underdeveloped palate or narrow the upper jaw.
Your dental hygienist can ascertain how to straighten your teeth without braces depending on your orthodontic problems. Whichever method you eventually choose, be sure to maintain strict dental hygiene during treatment to ensure that your teeth remain healthy and strong.
Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teeth. As you replace each aligner every two weeks, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week, gradually moving towards the projected final position.