Yes, you really can straighten teeth without braces. And yes, you can straighten teeth without visiting an orthodontist. I can do it right in my office!
Many adults and teenagers are choosing to fix their crooked teeth with Invisalign. This innovative system uses a series of retainer-type mouthpieces to shape and straighten your teeth. And, since the mouthpieces are clear, hardly anyone can tell they’re being worn.
Usually, Invisalign results can be seen in less than a year. But, bear in mind, that Invisalign is best for people who have minor teeth misalignment.
Another method to fix crooked teeth is to have veneers applied to your teeth. Veneers will instantly give you a perfect smile WITHOUT all of the discomfort that goes along with teeth straightening.
I use porcelain veneers and Lumineers, which are made of a certain type of porcelain that is contact-lens thin. Both are ideal for closing gaps, straightening, or lengthening teeth. And, unlike a crown that covers the entire tooth, porcelain veneers and Lumineers only cover the visible portion of teeth. Most of the natural teeth structures remain in place.
Both veneers and Invisalign have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. But, if you want to have your teeth straightened without visiting the orthodontist, I can help you make an informed decision on which cosmetic treatment is right for you – and your smile.