Braces may be the most recognized (and recognizable) type of orthodontic treatment, but there are other approaches. If you want to straighten teeth that are crooked, or poorly spaced, you may have other options. Invisalign can correct the positioning of your teeth without having braces placed on them. It should be noted that Invisalign is not something that everyone can use. If your alignment issues are more severe, you may not be eligible for this treatment. However, for milder cases, it can be a discreet way to improve the quality of your smile. In some cases, people can hide mild misalignment with porcelain veneers.
Invisalign Is A Discreet Alternative To Braces
Invisalign uses a series of oral trays – each one makes progressive adjustments the positioning of your teeth. The trays are clear, so that you can slip them on and enjoy an orthodontic work that can be hard for people to see. You should keep them on your teeth as often as possible, so that they work in the expected time frame, but they can be removed when you need to eat, or when you clean your teeth.
Using Porcelain Veneers To Hide Crooked Teeth
Porcelain veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth, and hide your teeth behind a special shell designed to look like your ideal smile. If you have mild alignment issues, veneers can cover them up. They can also improve your smile’s color, and hide any other flaws, like gaps, chips, or unusual shapes. If you have a gap between teeth because of an abnormally small tooth, dental bonding can add size to that tooth to close it.