Adult Orthodontics and Other Treatments for Crooked Teeth

Adult OrthodonticsPeople say that a smile is a person’s best accessory. And how true is that? According to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 99.7% of people believe that a smile is a significant social factor. In addition, 96% of those surveyed believe that a beautiful smile adds to the appeal of a person, whilst 74% of them think that having unattractive teeth lessens their chances at career growth.

Aura Dental says that smiling has a noticeable impact on a person’s self-confidence. In asking adults if they could change something about their smiles, most of them replied, ‘straighter teeth’. Crooked teeth contributes, albeit unconsciously, to a person’s self-image. It can bring about feelings of embarrassment, especially when they are required to flash their teeth. True enough, smiling has a direct relation to a person’s social and business interactions.

Methods in Fixing Crooked Teeth
  • Six Month Smiles

The SMS method involves clear braces designed to treat mild tooth alignment problems. With wires in the same colour of the client’s teeth and transparent brackets, the braces are not apparent and can correct misalignment discreetly. The average treatment period lasts six months and its speed is due to the braces’ main focus, the front teeth.

  • Invisalign Clear Aligners

These are a series of transparent aligners made to rearrange the teeth into their proper positions. Individually made to fit a person’s teeth, the Invisalign Clear Aligners are removable for convenience purposes.

  • Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is a single clear aligner containing special nickel titanium coil springs and bows meant to produce adjacent forces in the mouth. This serves to arrange the teeth into their proper position.

  • CFast Braces

Similar to the previous aligners, the CFast braces reposition the teeth in a discreet manner. Its distinction is its minimal invasive method and the focus on the front teeth of both the top and bottom jaws. It also levels the arches in a treatment period of six months.

  • Non-orthodontic options

In fixing a single crooked tooth, porcelain veneers and crowns are an option that would not take too much time.

Conclusion

Of course, there are some celebrities who choose to retain their crooked teeth because it makes their smiles unique. That’s okay as long as they’re confident. An average person, however, might not feel the same way. And if it affects their lives in a negative manner, there’s always the option to get it fixed.