Dental problems are the most common ailment of our time especially problems related to teeth are too bothersome. Teeth contribute a lot in making a person fascinating by flourishing a dazzling smile. But somehow if the teeth are crooked or twisted, then it leads to an inferiority complex as people understandably feel a sense of hesitation in smiling and even in conversing. There are a number of people who either have a crooked or an over lapping teeth and this misalignment or malformation of teeth leads to many other oral problems.
Being an orthodontist myself, I know how terribly annoying my patients feel when they come for straightening of their crooked or crowded or disproportionate teeth. So what are the options for straightening crooked teeth?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions from people who feel shy in saying ‘cheese’. There are many options to straighten crooked teeth and Braces is the common of the lot. You must have seen many people wearing braces; these dental braces are made up of stainless steel or any ceramic material and wires are inserted into them. Retainers are to be used after braces and are required for almost each and every time to get desired results. Retainers are must for getting straightened teeth and sometimes wearing the retainers only is enough for some patients and there is no need even of braces.
Besides braces, there is another option, though it is a bit expensive and that is of Invisalign suggested by most orthodontists. Invisalign is a set of removable tray or aligners that are completely transparent and act as a popular alternative to traditional wire and bracket braces. Although this process is quite costly, yet it getting popular among youth and adults at a rapid pace because it is cosmetic. Last month as many as 27 people, both children and adults, paid up the amount to adopt Invisalign for straightening their teeth. There are many other options like getting Porcelain veneers, bonding or gum recontouring that can be very effective in case of irregularity or malformation of teeth.
If the above options are not liked by the patients and their condition is quite serious, then the dentist and the orthodontist have to go for surgery. Let your orthodontist decide what treatment is good for you and then charmingly say ‘cheese’.