Teeth Straightening Options Explained in Details


Orthodontics Industry has evolved a lot in the past decade especially in young adults. Almost a decade ago there were very few options available for straightening teeth but now there are multiple options you can choose from. There are so many varieties of options available and all of them are effective. It is up to you which options you want to choose. Here are some of the options that you can choose for teeth straightening.

Traditional Braces


Braces are one of the oldest ways to straightening up your teeth. As braces are old so it does not mean that you have to cut the option from your list. Braces are still the most comprehensive and effective way of treatment. This is why it is still lying around.

Braces are the only option that can treat a variety of complex misalignment and even bite issues. So, this is why you will still find a lot of people having braces for the treatment. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of braces

  • Advantages


    • They can treat the worst of the worst situations and are best for severe cases.
    • They are customizable this means that you can choose the color of the band of the braces.
    • Braces are durable so; you have got braces they will not break up.
    • Braces are attached to the teeth and can’t be removed at home. So, there is no chance of getting your braces lost.


  • Disadvantages


    • As braces are attached to the teeth, they can be uncomfortable. In the first couple of days, they irritate cheeks and gums.
    • Braces are also hard to clean. And due to braces, it is also difficult to brush your teeth as they are attached to your teeth.
    • During the treatment, you can’t eat certain things like sticky and chewy foods. Because if you do then they will damage your braces. And this can also lead to irritation.



Traditional Clear Aligners


Traditional clear Aligners has become one of the most common ways of treating misalignments in young adults. They are more common because they are clear and less visible as compare to other options. Aligners are made up of special unique plastic that is designed to fit your teeth.

When you are using aligners, you have to wear them for 22 hours per day. You can only them out when you have to eat. A basic clear aligner treatment takes about 12 -1 8 months. Here are a few advantages and disadvantages of traditional aligners.



  • Advantages


    • They are less visible and are made up of clear plastic. They are much better looking as compared to other options.
    • They are removable, but you can only remove them when you eating or cleaning your teeth.
    • This is the most popular option nowadays so you can find it in any dentist’s place.
    • They also provide comfort as there are no wires or brackets like braces.


  • Disadvantages


    • They cost so much as compare to other treatment options.
    • You have limited time for eating because you have to wear clear aligners for at least 22 hours per day.


Teeth Straightening Options



Bonding is a much less popular treatment option but they cost less. Bonding is done by using resin, resin is mostly used in filling the gap between your teeth. Bonding is mostly used to correct irregularly shaped teeth or to fill gaps between them.

Bonding is one of the most affordable treatment options. But they can’t do so much as compare to braces and aligners. Bonding can only make a few changes in your mouth. But it is better than nothing. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of bonding.


  • Advantages


    • They are much affordable as compare to other options.
    • You don’t have to 12-18 months for the treatment, binding can be done in only a one-time visit to the dentist.
    • There is no pain involved before or after the treatment.
    • The result is instant as you don’t have to wait months for the treatment.


  • Disadvantages


    • This is no forever lasting treatment. Bonding will only last for 4-5 years.
    • They are also not as durable as compared to other options. As with the time, the resin starts to chip off.
    • The material used in this treatment is also not stained resistant so you can catch stains in bonding.



Veneers are also used to correct your smile it is mostly used to create “Hollywood Smile”. Veneers are made up of porcelain and are usually placed on the top of the teeth to give them a new look. Veneers mostly dissolve various issues like spacing, crowding, and discoloration/staining. Veneers are also a quick treatment and you don’t have to wait for the results.

When you are going for treatment you must be sure about that because during the treatment dentist will remove a small layer of enamel from your teeth, this is irreversible. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of veneers.


  • Advantages


    • The treatment is quicker and you don’t have to wait for a month for the result.
    • Veneers are stain-resistant. So, you do have to worry about the stains.
    • There are completely customizable. They are specially made to fit in your mouth.
    • This treatment is long-lasting. Typically, it lasts about 10-15 years.


  • Disadvantages


    • Veneers can be expensive
    • Preparation is required to start the treatment, in which a layer of enamel is shaved down from your teeth. So, be sure when going for treatment.
    • The result is not permanent but they are long-lasting.



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Author Since:  September 18, 2018


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