Can you Straighten Your Teeth Without Braces? A Guide to Cosmetic Teeth Straightening

Have you wanted perfectly straight teeth but have always put it off because you are off put by braces? Well, we have the answer for you; cosmetic teeth straightening.

At Blue Tooth Dental we perform cosmetic teeth straightening on our patients who are after perfectly straight teeth with the least of time spent for the entire treatment. This is a common desire across the board for individuals researching about braces and teeth straightening treatments. That is why Blue Tooth Dental provides a solution that ticks all the boxes. If you would like to know more about our cosmetic teeth straightening treatment, check out the rest of this blog.

Why Should You Straighten Your Teeth?

Reduced Pressure on Jaw
Other than the obvious aesthetic benefits of having straight teeth, getting orthodontic work can significantly reduce the stress on your jaw from an uncomfortable and poor bite.

Improved Speaking & Chewing
Eliminating bite issues will consequently improve your speech and chewing movements. Articulation will feel easier, particularly the ‘s’ and ‘z’ sounds. Lisps and slurring can be reduced or eradicated completely through teeth straightening.

Easier to Clean
During a routine check-up and clean at the dentist’s office, it is quite common for patients to experience bleeding due to lack of brushing or flossing. Overcrowding can make this daily task significantly more difficult to reach into all the gaps and areas between the teeth. Straightening your teeth can help with cleaning and as a result, reduces risk of gum disease and decay.

Improved Self-Esteem & Confidence
55% of Aussies feel self-conscious or concerned about their teeth. We may dislike showing our teeth in photos or smiling in general. Therefore, it is a small price to pay for a lifetime of improved confidence. Smiles leave a lasting impression and exude happiness. Ensure your first impression is a confident and kind one with a straight smile.

Can You Straighten Your Teeth Without Braces?

Cosmetic teeth straightening is a special technique used to straighten your teeth in as little as 6 months. Before you ask, this is all done without traditional braces. We place clear brackets along with a wire (the same colour as your tooth) on your front teeth to align them subtly. This is perfect for the working adult who wants to straighten their teeth without drawing too much attention.

The difference between cosmetic teeth straightening and orthodontic treatment is that cosmetic teeth straightening is only for your front teeth. This is due to your front teeth being of a lesser bone density, meaning the process of getting straight teeth will be achieved much quicker. If you are after overbite correction or clinical teeth straightening you should opt for traditional braces instead.

Additionally, you may want to consider Invisalign

How To Get Straight Teeth Fast

You might be asking how is this possible? Well with today’s advanced technology and our skilled dentists at Blue Tooth Dental, we use a treatment called Fast Braces.

Fast Braces improve the alignment of your 6 front teeth which tend to be the most influential when it comes to the appearance of your smile. It can also straighten out the edges of your teeth, which is one of the most common aspects patients dislike about their smile.

Fast Braces involves using a thin wire and tooth-coloured brackets on your teeth to help move them back into alignment. Additionally, you can achieve a straight smile in just 6 months depending on the severity of your teeth.

Having well-aligned teeth not only improves your smile and self-confidence but it improves the overall functionality of your oral health. If you’re after teeth straightening for aesthetic reasons, then this treatment may only take between 6 to 9 months. Be sure to book in an appointment with your dentist to receive a tailored treatment plan specific to your teeth.

An Alternative to Fast Braces

Many patients often seek the quickest or fastest treatment to straighten their teeth because traditionally, the only options for teeth straightening were metal wire braces and brackets. They were both uncomfortable, lengthy in treatment and noticeable in appearance.

Thankfully, with advancements in technologies and new treatments available on the market, orthodontic work no longer needs to be dreaded. Blue Tooth Dental also offers Invisalign, a wire-free orthodontic treatment.

Invisalign is able to straighten teeth, improve overbite and other functional activities such as chewing or speaking. It is perfect for those who may be unable to receive a cosmetic straightening treatment due to the severity of their crowding but dislike the look and feel of traditional braces.

This treatment involves a series of invisible aligners that are moulded specifically to your teeth. Each consecutive aligner is modified to move the teeth into alignment slowly. Some patients can see clear results in as little as 6 weeks. Though the whole treatment may not be as fast as Fast Braces, the invisible appearance is enough for people to cancel out the concern of the lengthy treatment.

Straightening Your Teeth at Home Without Professional Help

We have heard it all from rubber bands, YouTube tutorials, DIY braces and other ways to straighten your teeth at home. Unfortunately, there is no method to achieve the same results effectively and safely as you would with a professional.

You may also cause more harm to your teeth without realising, especially when a professional is not present to give you guidance and check-up on your cosmetic teeth straightening treatment plan. Inflicting more damage on your teeth using DIY methods and unreliable teeth straightening techniques will result in a far more expensive bill if you do eventually decide to get professional cosmetic teeth straightening.

How much does it cost to get your teeth straightened?

The cost of Fast Braces depends on a range of factors including the state of your teeth, whether they are severely out of alignment or whether they only require minimal correction. It also depends on whether or not you are after teeth straightening for cosmetic reasons only. As a general rule, the cost of teeth straightening is comparable to other cosmetic dentistry procedures. We recommend contacting your dentist who will perform an assessment on your teeth and provide you with the exact price.

Does Cosmetic Teeth Straightening Hurt?

Fast Braces is like any other orthodontic procedure. Therefore, you may experience slight discomfort for a number of days following the visit at the dentist. The pain can vary for individuals due to differences in pain tolerances. However, Fast Braces is minimally invasive and you will feel this slight pressure for around a week or two before the discomfort subsides.

Blue Tooth Dental – Your Local Newtown Dentist for Cosmetic Teeth Straightening

If you’re interested in cosmetic teeth straightening or orthodontic treatment, give Blue Tooth Dental a call today on (02) 9519 2691 and one of our friendly team members will be more than happy to assist you. We have a number of payment plans and options so that you can get the smile you have always wanted without any further delay.

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