Can I Fix My Crooked Teeth Without Braces?

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If you have crooked teeth and do not want to use braces to fix them, then do not worry! You still have a lot of dental cosmetic treatments available as an alternative.

All treatments, however, are intended for teeth with particular conditions. If you live in Burlingame, get in touch with us about the cosmetic dental treatments in Burlingame to help you fix your crooked teeth without braces. 

How Can I Straighten My Teeth Without Braces?

Dental veneers

Dental veneers are one of the easiest ways to fix your crooked teeth, as they require a single dental visit. In the dental veneer application, thin porcelain sheets are placed in front of the defective tooth by drilling the surrounding area of the teeth. This is helpful to fix slightly crooked teeth with a correct bite.

Dental bonding

Similar to dental veneers, dental bonding requires one to two dental visits to fix your minor crooked teeth. In dental bonding, a tooth-like fluid is applied to the teeth, which is dried with UV light and shaped to give it a natural tooth look. It is a simple process that is helpful for minor orthodontic concerns.

Invisible aligners 

If your crooked teeth require a more complex dental treatment than bonding and veneers, then invisible aligners can help you achieve straight teeth. 

Since invisible aligners put pressure on your gums and teeth to shift them to the right place, they are similar to braces. However, they can be removed anytime and are helpful to maintain oral hygiene. Additionally, there are no dietary restrictions during this treatment, and they cannot be noticed, making this treatment ideal for teens and adults. 

  • Retainers

When braces are removed, people are advised to use retainers to prevent the teeth from shifting again. Since retainers put minor pressure on your teeth, they can fix your crooked teeth. This treatment is best for adults who want a gentle treatment and can apply retainers every day to straighten their teeth without braces.

  • Surgery

Sometimes, your dentist will advise you to undergo surgery to fix your crooked teeth. This happens when your teeth are severely crooked and require corrective jaw surgery or teeth placement. Although surgery will cost more, it will provide permanent results in the short run by manipulating the bones of your jaw and contouring the jaw.

  • Porcelain crowns

If your teeth are damaged due to implants, unsightly filling, root canals, etc., then porcelain crowns can help you straighten them. This treatment is ideal for adults who have a few crooked teeth. Since it can be an expensive treatment where a tooth topper is fixed on the defective teeth, it is only advised to treat a few teeth.