Crooked or misaligned teeth may make you less confident about the way you look and lower your self-esteem. But you are not alone. Many children and adults in Singapore experience this due to causes like facial injury and poor dental care. Crooked teeth, however, can come with other health problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. Thus, it is not a good idea to leave it untreated. With solutions like Invisalign invisible braces and metal braces, you can feel more confident again with your beautiful pair of straight teeth.
What Are The Treatments For Straightening My Teeth?
If the way your teeth look is just starting to bother you, you may be unaware of the procedures that can help correct your teeth arrangement and not know where to start as a result. To help you out, take a look at the modern ways of aligning your teeth:
- Dental braces: This is the traditional technique for straightening teeth and as such, they are also often a more affordable option. Brackets, which can be made of stainless steel, plastic or tooth-coloured ceramic, are fixed firmly on your teeth before an arch wire is attached to them at the end. With progress and advancement, these brackets can also come in smaller sizes and be designed in different colours as well. You may be required to wear elastic bands on depending on what your dentist advises. Especially since these braces are secured to the front of your teeth, you will not have to worry about misplacing them.
However, some parents are concerned if their child will make it a point to brush and floss their teeth properly. Some people also do not like the feeling of metallic brackets and wires wrapped tightly around the teeth as it can be uncomfortable. This is when Invisalign invisible braces come in handy.
- Invisalign system: The Invisalign aligners are becoming a more popular option as they are visually appealing. They are virtually invisible and as such, less noticeable. These custom-made appliances resemble mouth guards and are removable, allowing you to carry out your day-to-day activities like eating and brushing teeth as per normal. Without the sharp edges of the brackets and manual tightening of wires, Invisalign provides a more pleasant process as you wear them over the course of your treatment. They gradually and gently shift your teeth into position to give you a wonderful smile.
Particularly if you are needed at work often and have no time to go for regular dental follow-ups, you will be assured to know that you only need to visit the dentist once every 4-6 weeks with Invisalign. Metal braces, on the other hand, may require more time and effort.
Now that you know the types of orthodontic treatments available that can reposition your teeth, are you ready to get started on your journey to a bright smile? Once your Invisalign dentist does a full examination of your teeth, he will then inform you of the most suitable treatment for your teeth condition. If you have further questions, get in touch with us today.
At Dr. Smile, our professional dentists are at the ready to answer your dental queries and provide earnest advice. Simply call us @ 6779 2788 or fill in the feedback form @ https://drsmile.com.sg/contact-us/ and we will reach out to you soon.