Thursday, November 08, 2007

Straightening Teeth

For many people, having their teeth straightened conjures up images of having braces, or even having elaborate headgear. This is rarely the case these days, the teeth straightening process has come a long way using the latest techniques and tools.
Orthodontics braces are the main way that children and some adults have their teeth straightened.
The Invisalign system is a new method for straightening teeth. Much like braces it pushes the teeth together and straightens them. But there are no wires,just a removable device that is completely see-through.
Porcelain Veneers don’t actually straighten teeth, but give the illusion of a perfect smile. Basically a coating or cap of porcelain is placed over top of the teeth and shaped to fit the mouth. The result is natural looking teeth.
Lingual braces are much like standard braces but they fit on the backside of the teeth so they are not visible from the front. They are fairly painful, expensive but the fastest, most covert way to straighten teeth without anyone noticing.