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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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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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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 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 do I make my teeth whiter & straighten?

How do I make my teeth whiter & straighten?

See a dentist: See a dentist for a thorough evaluation and consultation so that they may be able to determine what the best options are to attain straighter, whiter teeth. Without seeing x-rays and visual examining your dental condition, it would not be possible for us, in this forum, to determine what is in your best interest. ...Read more

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How can the teeth straightening surgery go?

How can  the teeth straightening surgery go?

Ask questions: The best people to talk to about this and to get the answers you are looking for would be your orthodontist and the surgeon who will be treating you. Each case differs so it is impossible to give you more info here. It is important that you have the answers and are knowledgable and comfortable with the treatment before. You continue. So ask the questions you have. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to straighten your teeth at home?

Can there be a way to straighten your teeth at home?

Sorry, but no: Straightening teeth requires braces, aligners, or retainer type appliances. It also requires knowledge of anatomy, leverage, forces, etc. Even trained professionals can cause damage with a small misstep. People have been known to extract teeth accidentally trying to move teeth with rubber bands. So, sorry but no home remedies can be recommended. ...Read more

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What are some different ways to straighten your teeth?

Only one way: The only way to straighten teeth is to move them. There are different techniques of orthodontics. Discuss this with your dentist. ...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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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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