How to straighten teeth

Discover how to straighten your teeth without the need for braces.

Want a straight smile, but not thrilled about the idea of braces?

We don’t blame you.

Braces may have come a long way since their early days and use much smaller brackets and less metal than they used to. But they’re still unattractive and uncomfortable – and can have a huge impact on day-to-day life. So, it’s not surprising that most people choose to avoid them.

Thankfully, a number of alternatives are available. Due to advancements in dental technology, it’s now possible to straighten your teeth without the need for braces. Here we explore how.


3 ways to straighten teeth without braces

1. Invisalign®

Invisalign® is a clinically-proven and effective treatment. It works in a similar way to braces. But rather than being fitted with unsightly metal wires, you’re given a series of removable plastic aligners – which apply gentle pressure and gradually move the teeth into the desired position.

These aligners are custom-made (based upon a 3D image of your mouth) and each one must be worn for 20-22 hours a day, for two weeks each. But they’re virtually invisible. People won’t even realise you’re wearing them and you can easily take them out for eating and brushing.

This treatment is suitable for a range of teeth straightening issues, including everything from gapping to overcrowding, and it can help to create your dream smile in as little as six months.


A way to straighten teeth without the need for braces


2. Porcelain veneers

Veneers are a fantastic way to ‘visually’ straighten teeth without the need for braces.

Essentially, they can be used to create the illusion of a straight smile. Instead of physically moving the teeth into the correct position, ultra-thin porcelain shells are custom-made and bonded permanently to the enamel. These shells significantly improve the shape and colour of the teeth and can be used to rectify severe crookedness, misalignments and common tooth spacing issues.

Several appointments will be required to create and fit the porcelain veneers. But the results are instantaneous and, compared to removable aligners, this is a much quicker way to achieve the perfect smile.


3. Crowns

Another quick fix. But this time, for minor imperfections. Crowns are artificial ‘caps’ that are cemented on top of the natural tooth. These are typically used if just one or two teeth are misaligned – helping to improve their appearance and creating an overall straighter smile.

Again, the crowns will need to be custom-made at a specialist dental lab and several appointments may be necessary. But they’re an efficient and simple way to ‘visually’ straighten your teeth, without having to endure metal braces.


Crown being used to straighten the teeth without braces


Discover more about modern teeth straightening solutions

Teeth straightening – of any sort – is bound to improve your appearance and confidence levels. But treatments that don’t require metal braces do have additional benefits. For example:

  • they’re usually invisible, having less impact on your everyday life
  • they’re often faster and, in some cases, improvements can be seen instantly
  • the results are typically permanent or very easy to maintain

Here at Kiln Lane Dental, we currently offer all of the teeth straightening treatments outlined above (and more) – and our team of experienced dentists can advise on the best one to tackle your ‘teeth straightening’ issue. We’ve helped many patients to create their dream smile – whether that be using Invisalign®, porcelain veneers, crowns etc. – and we could do exactly the same for you.


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Posted by Kiln Lane Dental on Sunday, September 27, 2020


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