Teeth straightening are one of the top most goals of the orthodontic treatment. Apart from Teeth straightening, there are some other activities which are performed by orthodontists that include Bite correction, Facial correction, etc. One thing you should always keep in mind that you have to do good care of your teeth if you really want perfect teeth. Orthodontic treatments are only limited till you are under observation, once your treatment is done then you only have to care your teeth for long lasting lifetime results.
Today this guide will teach you some homely technique to straighten your teeth, along with it you will know some of the orthodontic options for teeth straightening.
So let’s begin!
Reasons for Teeth Straightening
There could be many possible reasons to straighten your teeth. The major reason is to get the perfect smile; hence if you want your improved smile then obviously you will go for teeth straightening option. Apart from it, there are some genuine reasons for teeth straightening when you really have crooked teeth. These reasons may include-
- With straight teeth, it will be easier for you to keep your gums and teeth clean
- Straight teeth give you less wear and tear
- There are fewer chances of bad biting patterns which gives pain to the jaw point
- Straight teeth is less vulnerable to gum damage
Apart from above reasons, people used to go for it just for the purpose of beautification of their faces.
What are Orthodontic options available for Teeth straightening?
Until now, we have discussed a lot about orthodontic techniques for teeth straightening. Just for your convenience, I’d like to briefly mention them again here so that you could have a quick look at them.
While traditional metal braces are the immediate Orthodontic options available for teeth straightening; moreover, some other options are also available which is the advancement over traditional braces. Hence the options include- Clear ceramic braces, Lingual braces, Colored braces, Invisalign as a clear aligner, etc. Apart from these orthodontic options, there is one additional option for Accelerated orthodontic.
Whichever options you wish to choose, but final suggestions will be accepted by your Orthodontist. He will suggest you the best suitable orthodontic options among the available choices based on the structure of your teeth and face.
What are teeth straightening Surgery?
Surgery to straighten your teeth could be another orthodontic option. I thought to discuss it separately instead of including in above sub-heading. It will give a clear picture of this topic.
Teeth straightening surgery basically accelerate the working process of the braces so that you get straight teeth in reduced time.
This surgery should be basically done in an oral hospital by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The surgery includes screws, plates and wires. Hence, teeth straightening surgery fix any kind of skeletal deformities which basically realign your jaws. So the misalignment basically comes from your crooked teeth which deform your jaws as well as the face.
You need a total of around 10 weeks to get recovered from the surgery to avoid any kind of further complications and infections which is generally attached to any kind of surgery.
Here are some of the benefits of the Teeth straightening surgery:
- Correction of trouble in Speaking
- Sleep apnea correction
- Chewing problem resolution
- Fixes headaches and other joint pain due to misalignment of your jaws
How can I get perfect teeth?
This is one of the most asked questions of any patients who have misaligned teeth or any kind of oral deformities. You can get straight teeth but it requires everyday care to make it perfect. You can use the available orthodontic options like braces to straighten your teeth, but to maintain the achieved perfection you need to use another alignment tool which is generally called as Aligners. It will keep your teeth straight after treatment with braces or Invisalign.
Let’s get to know some of the techniques to get prefect teeth:
It starts with proper brushing.
Your day starts with brushing hence it should be at the top most priority. It is recommended to brush twice a day at least for two minutes with enough toothpaste which covers the length of the brush.
Some dental organizations suggest holding your brush at 45 degrees along your gum line. Brushing should be done in a way that covers entire tooth and small circles. Your first focus should be the first 3 teeth before jumping to clean next set of tooth.
You should avoid hard brushing or brush in hurry. It might damage your gum.
You should make flossing a habit. Flossing should be done once a day. It helps to remove plaque and tartar.
Regular consultation with your dentist
Stay keep in touch with your dentist and get feedback about your teeth to achieve perfectness. It will help you to break down any big problems related to your oral health.
If you are not happy with the current alignment of your teeth or getting difficulties in brushing due to misalignment of the teeth then you should use braces. Before taking braces get a recommendation from your dentist first.
Watch your food menu
You should avoid eating unhealthy items which are riskier to your oral health. You should avoid eating such food which has long-term contact with your teeth. Avoid eating snacks as it leads to the safest home to the bacteria. Some drinks are also harmful like acidic drinks, soft drinks, etc. Avoid wine, soda, tea and similar beverages.
Use whitening strips as they chemically dissolve stains. You can use either by yourself at home or take proper consultation with the dentist.
Teeth straightening without braces
This is very cost-effective technique. You should try this technique once before consulting the orthodontist; it may save your money. These techniques will only work when you make slight changes in your daily habit. However, for the faster result, you have to go either with braces or Invisalign.
Here are some of the daily habits you should work on it to get the straight teeth:
- You should avoid sleeping on your stomach because it puts pressure on your face which ultimately makes your teeth crooked.
- Do not lean your face on your hand. It occurs mainly when we are working sitting on the table and we are in the position to think something. It affects your body posture, hence, ultimately misalign your jaws as well as teeth.
- Stop sucking your thumb or similar bad activities.
What is Accelerated Orthodontics for teeth straightening?
Accelerated orthodontics method is one of the fastest techniques for teeth alignment. This technique is especially for those who have a very busy daily life. Hence, Accelerated orthodontics method gives results in a month, instead of taking long years.
There are several ways to go with Accelerated orthodontics process; some of them are discussed below:
- AcceleDent Method: It is a hands-free device which using pulsing techniques to accelerate the movement of your teeth. This is used along with your braces and patients have to wear it for maximum 20 minutes a day.
- Propel Alveocentesis: This technique remodels the bone by increasing the cytokine activities. It also works for an individual tooth.
These techniques are very costlier. You should consult your orthodontist to know whether you are eligible for accelerated orthodontics or not.