Your smile can be an important first impression on a date or potential business partner.
Having a healthy smile can change the way you feel. Setting a goal of straightening your teeth can boost your self-esteem.
But straightening your teeth can be a lengthy and painful process that takes months or years.
Read on to learn what can be the fastest way to straighten teeth.
Understanding How Teeth Move
Everyone’s teeth are different and choosing the fastest method for your teeth can depend on a few factors.
No matter which method you choose, it’s important to know that the results depend on your consistency.
If your teeth straightening method involves monthly trips to the orthodontist, missing appointments can delay the process.
Once you choose a method, follow the instructions before, during, and after the procedure to ensure the best results.
The most traditional form of teeth straightening and correction are braces. Most adolescents who can consult an orthodontist have undergone a braces treatment for their teeth.
Braces are usually metal bracket systems that help correct your bite and align teeth over time. They can fix irregularities like over and underbites, crooked teeth, and jaw issues.
They require monthly maintenance with regular visits to the orthodontist. Depending on the severity of the correction, they may take years to fix crooked teeth.
Aligners and Retainers
Most people who undergo a braces treatment are still recommended to wear aligners or retainers.
But some people might have less severe teeth issues that don’t require braces. Aligners are usually able to fix these teeth malalignments.
Aligners are not fixed and can be removed during sleep or eating hours. Most retainers are issued to wear during sleep hours.
Some people grind their teeth often while sleeping, which can cause irritation and tooth damage. Retainers help maintain and shape teeth for a straighter smile.
Recently, people have even opted for invisible braces produced by 3D printers.
It’s important to consult your orthodontist or a professional before starting your teeth-straightening treatment.
Another orthodontic treatment called accelerated orthodontics combines a few treatments into one.
One of these treatments called the Acceledent Method allows a patient with braces to cut down their treatment time in half.
This involves a device that gently massages the teeth to speed up the movement process. The device is used for about 20 minutes every day and allows the teeth to move into their desired position faster.
In combination with this method, orthodontics can also surgically remove teeth tissue. This allows teeth to move into the desired position faster by removing unnecessary tissue.
The Fastest Way to Straighten Teeth
There are quite a few methods to straightening your teeth and some can be faster than others.
The fastest way to straighten your teeth depends on your teeth’s current state and what methods you can afford.
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