As well as the obvious cosmetic concern, crooked teeth make it difficult to brush and floss. Ineffective dental hygiene can allow food and plaque to build up between teeth, contributing to cavity formation and gum disease.
The British Dental Clinic offers several solutions for correcting crooked teeth for adults including options for straightening teeth with or without braces.
Braces to Straighten Crooked Teeth
There are now a number of different options available for straightening misaligned teeth and the majority of cases do not require traditional “train track” braces which can take over 18 months to complete. These braces are designed to be fast and discrete. In a lot of cases this treatment can be completed within 6 months and the braces themselves have minimal effect on day to day life and are barely noticeable. The systems we use are:
- 6 Months Smiles (we're the only UAE clinic that offers this)
- Inman Aligner
Straightening Teeth Without Braces
There are also options available for straightening teeth without braces, which include placing veneers, lumineers and crowns on teeth or by using snap on smile.
It is much better and less destructive if the teeth themselves are straightened using braces rather than these alternatives but in some cases these are suitable options.