How can I fix my crooked teeth? Millions of people in the United States have asked this question, and the quickest way to get a smile makeover is to contact your reliable and trustworthy, Charlotte cosmetic dentists, Dr. Christian Yaste and Dr. Joe Hufanda.
Unfortunately, not everyone is born with perfectly straight teeth, and whether you have dreams of becoming a celebrity or just want to feel more self-confident about your image, a perfect smile can be considered a must-have.
Modern dentistry can easily deal with all kinds of teeth misalignment, and in general, they can all be treated and fixed without any type of surgical procedure. I am just like anyone else, in that when I have thought about how to fix my crooked teeth; my first thought was of those ugly and obtrusive metal braces. Thankfully, and surprisingly, after doing some research I found that dental advances have come a long way, and the ability to straighten my teeth at Ballantyne Center for Dentistry has never been easier. Something called "adult braces" or "short term orthodontics" or "Six Month Smiles".
Why crooked teeth should be fixed
The choice to fix my crooked teeth was an easy one; I was tired of being self-conscious about my smile and my teeth were getting harder to clean around, but everyone has their own reasons. For most people, it comes down to image, as they do not feel as attractive as they could, because of crooked teeth. Some people become so accustomed to covering their mouth when they speak or laugh that they begin to forget they are even doing it. I found out that there is actual research that shows when a person is covering up their smile, either consciously or subconsciously, it can cause the person they are speaking with to feel like they are actually hiding something….besides their smile. People with crooked teeth are more frequently considered dishonest! I'll bet you haven't ever heard that before. I was surprised and concerned obviously. Who wants people to think you are not telling the truth, or that you are hiding something? But, there was hope for me. With the amazing things that Dr. Christian Yaste and Dr. Joe Hufanda can do with the Six Month Smiles system, there is no longer a need to put up with it.
For a person who asks, “How do I fix my crooked teeth?” the answer is that it begins with a thorough dental examination. Your dentist should perform an examination, and if your teeth are crooked, he or she will present you with options like adult braces. It doesn’t matter what age you are, as long as you are an adult, adult braces can do wonders for your teeth, and in a shorter period of time than you would think. I was told that not everyone is a perfect candidate for "short term orthodontics" or "six month smiles", but that most people with crooked or gapped teeth are.
Traditional, fixed braces
Unlike this new technology, traditional, fixed braces are a system of metal brackets and wires, cemented onto the tooth surface. If I decide to fix my crooked teeth with this method, I could expect to wear these braces for approximately two years. A person would then make regular visits to their local Charlotte dentist, where he would make adjustments to the braces, which slowly straightens the teeth. The period they are worn for, and the frequency of visits will depend on the teeth movement necessary. This is sometimes the only option for certain cases. Traditional braces are best placed by an orthodontist, or dentist who specializes in orthodontics. Traditional braces although they take a long time, have the ability to change your bite and correct other things that may be affecting the health of your mouth. On the other hand…..
A Six Month Smile
The Six Month Smiles system has small wires that are the same color as your teeth, making them virtually undetectable. The length of treatment is far less than typical braces, hence the name of the process. Choosing to fix my crooked teeth with this method would result is less discomfort, as the teeth repositioning is gentle. The six month smiles option is ideal for things like, gaps, crowding, crooked teeth, etc. Short-term orthodontics is not ideal for fixing things like cross bites, midlines that are off, or big overbites or under bites.
There is no better time to do something about your smile than today. Each day that passes without making a call to your local Charlotte cosmetic dentists, Dr. Christian Yaste and Dr. Joe Hufanda, is another day you could have been enjoying renewed self-confidence, with a winning smile. Make an appointment today at Ballantyne Center for Dentistry and start on the road to happiness. As soon as I made the decision to fix my crooked teeth, I made the call and began my transformation; you can be next.