The thought of wearing braces can be daunting for many adults. Fortunately, there are alternatives to traditional metal braces that can help you straighten your teeth without the need for orthodontic appliances. Tooth bonding is one such option, which uses a bonding material to mold and color match the teeth to transform the appearance of a crooked or misaligned smile. Incognito braces are another option, which are placed on the back of the teeth and remain completely hidden when you smile or talk.
Lingual braces, as they are also known, are customized for each patient's mouth and tend to be more expensive than traditional metal braces. Headdresses are another way to straighten teeth without braces, but they are not as popular among adults in Asheville. Cosmetic dentistry offers another alternative in the form of porcelain veneers or dental adhesives. Veneers are thin, hard layers of porcelain that are permanently attached to the front of a tooth and can be used to correct teeth that are crooked, discolored, misaligned, chipped, or have spacing problems.
However, they require enamel removal from the surface of the tooth and need to be replaced every five to 10 years. Invisalign is a very popular option for adults who need orthodontic treatment in North Carolina. These clear plastic retainers are tailor-made for each patient and work relatively quickly compared to traditional forms of orthodontic treatment. They are also virtually invisible when worn.
Impressions is a homemade alternative developed by Dr. Roberts from Blue Ridge Orthodontics in Asheville that provides affordable orthodontic care and can complete treatment in an average of 6 to 9 months. Finally, retainers can be worn even without first putting on braces to straighten teeth. Retainers are less noticeable than traditional orthodontic appliances and are often removable.
No matter which option you choose, it is important to consult with an orthodontist or dentist before making a decision about how to straighten your teeth without braces.