Misaligned teeth are a common dental problem. Dentists have different ways to straighten your teeth. The extent of teeth misalignment, cost, and convenience are the factors that patients consider to decide the teeth straightening method. There are different types of misalignment namely overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, overjet, crowded teeth, Diastema respectively.
Invisalign aligners are a series of custom-made transparent braces that force teeth into an improved position. These aligners are the best solution for patients who have moderately crowded teeth or have minor spacing issues. It is a great treatment for patients who have dental problems like overbite, underbite, open bite, crossbite, and overcrowded teeth. Another benefit of using Invisalign is that they are comfortable to wear and transparent. One can hardly notice if you have to wear Invisalign braces. These are made from BPA-free plastic. In addition to this, it is the most convenient procedure for teeth straightening as patients can remove these at the time of eating.
When it comes to teeth straightening metal braces is one of the effective methods that produce remarkable results. These braces are made of metal and some rubber bands. Metal braces are highly effective for extremely crowded teeth, overbites and under-bites. The common components of metal braces are brackets, bands, wires, ligatures, and elastics. Orthodontists place them on the front of the teeth and constant pressure is applied to align the teeth and close the gaps. Patients generally feel discomfort and face difficulties in eating and speaking in the initial days. But after a few days, your mouth will become used to it and it will become a part of your oral health.
These are almost the same as metal braces, the only difference is that they are fixed behind the teeth facing the tongue. Thus they are almost invisible. You have to consult an orthodontist before going for lingual braces. An orthodontist will examine your teeth. Lingual braces are a bit expensive than traditional braces. Initially, it can cause some irritation in the tongue while speaking.
A retainer is an orthodontic appliance that is worn usually installed after using braces for some time. Retainers are used to make sure teeth will not revert to the way they were before orthodontic treatment. In addition to this, they are also used to fill the closing gaps between the teeth. Generally, there are three types of retainers namely bonded retainer, Hawley retainer, and Clear plastic retainer.
Emergency dentist Basingstoke will advise you on the right treatment to straighten your teeth after examining the complexity of the situation. If the above-explained methods do not work, then orthodontists are left with the option of surgery.
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