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October 8, 2014

Perfect Teeth: Fixing Issues with Crooked and Bad Teeth

We all know what our perfect smile would look like, and for some people having a few teeth out of alignment or living with an overbite or underbite can be very frustrating. In some cases, feeling like you’ve got bad teeth can even have a negative impact on your self esteem and cause a range of other issues.If you've got crooked teeth or have a few teeth that aren't in alignment, there's nothing better than seeing a professional and finally getting your smile straightened out. Getting your teeth aligned can give you a real confidence boost, making you feel better when speaking to others or even getting your photo taken.What's more, getting your teeth fixed may not be as expensive or as uncomfortable as you might think because there is a huge variety of solutions to give you straight teeth.

What options are there?

Braces are the traditional method of straightening your teeth. In some cases, depending on the level of complexity of your case, they can be more effective than options which are completely invisible, and can be used to fix the vast majority of problems related to crooked teeth. Teenagers in particular may enjoy having the choice of coloured braces, while older patients or those who don't want to draw attention to their mouth can opt for clear braces or Invisalign, which offer a more subtle look.Braces offer a simple solution to fixing any misaligned teeth that you have, and although you’ll have to get used to them at first, they effectively provide great results and are easily adjusted for your changing mouth.If the idea of braces doesn't appeal to you, then an invisible alternative is Invisalign which straightens your teeth through alignment trays that you wear all the time except during eating and drinking. In terms of appearance, they are similar to a retainer although they’re very thin and perfectly shaped to your teeth. It's an ideal solution if you don't want it to be obvious that you are wearing braces, plus you can remove your Invisalign trays during meals or for any special occasions if you think it’s necessary.Invisalign does require you to be a bit more strict than traditional braces. You'll have to wear the aligner for 22 hours a day, and change your trays every two weeks. However, the invisible benefits and the bonus of taking out the trays while you eat might make you want to choose this option over traditional braces.

How can I decide?

Before you decide on what treatment is best, you should visit an orthodontist. At Docbraces, we offer a free consultation where we will sit with you and discuss your unique dental needs. For the first step to getting perfect teeth, talking through your needs with a dentist is the best way to work out whether traditional braces, Invisalign, or an alternative option is best for you. Have you already had a consultation with another dentist or orthodontist who’s said that you only have one option? You can get a free second opinion from Docbraces! We’re an Elite Invisalign provider so we can treat even complex cases using the removable aligner trays that some other orthodontist aren’t able to. We’ll be happy to advise you of your options!By getting a free consultation, you can get a personalized dental plan which is tailored to your smile needs so you can make an informed decision on getting your crooked teeth turned into the perfect smile!

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