3 ways to get straighter teeth without unsightly braces

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Thanks to a number of advances in modern dentistry procedures, there are several teeth straightening methods that can help you achieve a beautifully straight smile. Some treatments will help straighten the teeth in a fraction of the time that traditional, metal braces take, while others will completely hide the existing teeth to create the illusion of a perfect smile.

1. Invisalign
Invisalign allows you to easily and quickly straighten and align your teeth. The process involves the use of clear, custom crafted aligners. Many people, especially older teens and adults, find this option appealing over traditional braces because you don’t have to worry about having a mouth full of metal. The aligning trays are able to be removed to eat and brush the teeth, as well as for any special events or functions. Because this method of straightening the teeth doesn’t require the use of any brackets or metal wires, many patients agree that it is much less painful than more traditional braces. Invisalign treatment is often selected over traditional braces, thanks to its aesthetics, convenience, and comfort.

2. Veneers
A veneer is a type of tooth-shaped shell that is created to hide or mask any dental flaws that are present. These are used as an instant type of orthodontic treatment because they will provide instant results once applied to the teeth.

Veneers can be used for teeth that are mildly crooked, helping to create teeth that are perfectly aligned. They can also help to improve the aesthetics of the teeth, masking ones that are the wrong size or shape, or that are discolored. This option of “instant orthodontics” is popular for those who only have mild alignment issues. With veneers, you can get your beautiful, perfectly aligned smile in as little as two visits to our Cosmetic Dentistry Practice while avoiding the pain and discomfort that is often associated with traditional metal braces.

3. Lingual Braces
Lingual braces are one of the “invisible” treatment methods that we have to offer. Conventional braces are typically mounted to the front of the teeth, creating a smile filled with metal parts. Lingual braces work the same way as conventional braces, but they are mounted to the back of the teeth, so all the metal structures are hidden from view. So you get all the benefits of regular braces, without the cosmetic disturbances that are usually associated with them.

Orthodontic treatments depend highly on the specifics of your case so if you are looking for ways to straighten your smile, schedule a consultation at JJ Teeth and we will present the options available for you. Our dental experts in Cape Town have ample experience with orthodontic treatments and are happy to guide you on your journey to a stunning smile.

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