Think about famous people such as Julia Roberts, Harry Styles, Matthew McConaughey, Christie Brinkley, Dwayne Johnson, and Megan Fox. What all these celebrities share in common are magnificent smiles, and each one is unique and memorable. You don’t have to be a star to desire a dazzling smile. Many famous and not so famous choose the alternative to braces, which is a modern method that delivers amazing results.
The traditional set of old-fashioned braces were uncomfortable, bulky, took several annoying adjustments, and a long time to straighten the teeth. Let’s also be totally truthful; metal braces and wires could be seen a mile away. There’s not much discreet about them, and some people just feel embarrassed wearing them.
Advancements in the dental and orthodontal fields have made way for alternatives to braces, so you have some excellent options depending on your teeth and what they may require.
That is why a consultation with an expert is the first step to take. They know exactly what you need and if you are a candidate for one of these modern alternatives.
Most people figure that getting braces and then, wearing a retainer go hand in hand, but there are some exceptions.
For instance, if you have slightly crooked or crowded teeth, sometimes, a fixed retainer can be worn instead of braces. A skilled orthodontist would be able to determine if this method is appropriate for you.
It happens to many of us, especially as we get older. Teeth start to shift.
Here is another way to correct minor crookedness.
Bonding is the cosmetic technique that dentists use with composite resin to the front surface of the affected teeth. The material allows a cosmetic pro to reshape imperfect teeth or close a gap and even lighten discolored teeth.
It’s quick, and zero needles or anesthesia are used.
Although ceramic braces are still braces, they’re more attractive than their metal counterparts and work quickly to straighten the teeth. Also, these braces can be matched to your natural tooth shade, so people can barely notice you’re wearing them.
However, ceramic braces can chip or break, so if you are involved in contact sports, this wouldn’t be your best option.
These braces are more expensive than traditional steel braces.
Another very popular and contemporary alternative is clear “braces,” and many celebrities have worn them right on the red carpet and felt self-confident as these “braces” are almost invisible.
Maybe you’re a candidate for this method that consists of wearing transparent trays placed inside the mouth. Gradually, these clear “braces” pull teeth into a straighter position.
What’s very appealing about this alternative is that the aligners are removed during eating and drinking and brushing the teeth. Also, the clear aligners cost will vary. For instance, dental insurance may cover the cost of clear “braces” in some circumstances or a portion of the price, but coverage depends on the policy.
Most dentists have payment plans, and they can advise you on a plan suitable for your budget.
If you’re eager to have that Hollywood smile sooner than later, then dental veneers may be an option if you have minor teeth imperfections.
Veneers can cover up misaligned teeth, chipped teeth, gapped teeth, and/or discolored teeth. The method is quick and can transform your smile usually within three visits.
This alternative to braces features tooth-colored shells that are very thin and placed over the front surface of the teeth. The veneers are bonded to the tooth’s original enamel during in-office procedures.
Dental veneers can last a long time, are very resilient, fight stains and look perfect.
Porcelain veneers are excellent for correcting issues of shape or color.
The only matter here is the cost. Veneers are not cheap and can run close to $1,000 to $2,500 per tooth.
One of the finest makeovers one can do is to transform their smile. Most folks would agree that white, straight teeth are a beautiful asset to have. Traditional metal braces and wires are old-school. Today’s incredible advances offer several great options instead of braces. Make a consultation with an expert, and good luck!