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What appliances are used to straighten teeth?

What appliances are used to straighten teeth?

In the US: Best option, braces, over 90% improvement. 2nd choice is any of the removable or semi-removable appliances! including clear aligners, with about a 50% or less improvement outcome. Treatment in the hands of a specialist is more successful than in the hands of a generalist. Success has more to do with the training, skill, and experience of the practitioner than in the type of gadget. ...Read more

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What is the best option for one to straighten their teeth?

What is the best option for one to straighten their teeth?

Braces: The best option for straightening your teeth will depend on your particular teeth and will be different for everyone. Traditional braces, invisalign, crowns or veneers are some options. Start with an evaluation with your general dentist or an orthodontist and discuss your goals and learn what options you have. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is my best option teeth straightening option?

I'm wondering what is my best option teeth straightening option?

Orthodontics: See a qualified orthodontic specialist, someone who does nothing but orthodontics, for examination and opinion. Lots of ways to fix malocclusion. For adults braces 90-95% effective!, clear aligners 41% effective! removable appliances less effective than thay. See a pro, call an orthodontist. Remember, if it looks too good to be true..... ...Read more

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Would it be feasible for your teeth to straighten?

Would it be feasible for your teeth to straighten?

Crowding: Regardless your age, yes you can :). If the malalignment is minor, you can just have, e.g. Inman aligner that can straighten it fast. It's removable so you can still floss your teeth. If the crowding is moderate to severe, you rather have a comprehensive orthodontic treatment. ...Read more

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Can removing a molar help straighten my crowded lower teeth?

Can removing a molar help straighten my crowded lower teeth?

No, see Orthodontist: Unfortunately, once the teeth are crowded they won't move without orthodontic treatment. See an Orthodontist for consultation before any tooth extraction. ...Read more

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Can you straighten your teeth in 12 months?

Can you straighten your teeth in 12 months?

Depends: Most orthodontic cases take 18 to 24 months to complete. If it takes a minimal amount of tooth movement to get your teeth straight and your bite is a normal angle class 1, then it can be done in 12 months or maybe less. ...Read more

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How can straighten very crowded teeth without removing any teeth?

How can straighten very crowded teeth without removing any teeth?

Create Space: When orthodontists assess a case, they look at the arch size, tooth sizes, lip support, profile, etc. If you have very crowded teeth, it means you probably don't have enough room in your mouth for all of the teeth. Sometimes space can be created by expanding the arches, thinning the teeth by shaving them a bit, or moving them buccally. Each mouth is different, so your orthodontist knows best 4 u. ...Read more

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Will a bite plate straighten my teeth?

Will a bite plate straighten my teeth?

Not necessarily: I am not an orthodontist, but my impression is that a bite plate may correct an underbite or an overbite, but not straighten teeth. You need braces to do that. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the fastest way to straighten teeth?

Can you tell me about the fastest way to straighten teeth?

There is none: There has been a lot of media buzz about Fast braces. The research shows that they are no faster than traditional brackets, and that some brands may actually be more uncomfortable. Orthodontics should be directed at creating healthy smiles that last a lifetime. ...Read more

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My teeth have shifted without my retainers, what can I do to straighten them again?

My teeth have shifted without my retainers, what can I do to straighten them again?

See orthodontist: Depending on how much your teeth have shifted will determine what needs to be done to move them back. A mild to moderate shift may be correctable with invisalign. A more severe shift could require putting braces back on. ...Read more

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