With the rising popularity of “invisible braces”, more people than ever are looking to enhance the appearance of their smile. But with more options available than ever before, how do you find the best way to straighten your teeth in 2022?
The team here at Hockerill Dental shed some light on the options available, and how we might be able to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.
Why is it good to straighten your teeth?
For many patients, the desire to straighten their teeth is strictly cosmetic. However, in some cases, dental problems can be more severe, and even impact hygiene and quality of life. Severe structural issues of the teeth or jaws can cause a range of problems, including:
- Jaw pain
- Teeth grinding
- Teeth sensitivity
- Issues with biting and chewing
- Hygiene issues leading to gum disease and cavities
The good news is that thanks to modern dentistry, there’s a teeth-straightening solution available to solve a whole host of common issues, including:
- Gapped teeth
- Crowded teeth
The tricky bit is finding the right type of treatment for you and your needs, as not every type of straightening treatment will be suitable.
Doing your research is therefore a crucial first step in any journey so that you’re as informed as can be from the off. To find out some of the best and most popular teeth straightening options, read on.
What are the different teeth straightening options in 2022?
Teeth straightening has been around for decades, and whilst modern dentistry has certainly advanced, some of the most popular orthodontic solutions have been around since the beginning.
With so many options available, it can be difficult to know what solution will work best for you and your specific needs. To help, we’ve rounded up the most popular options for 2022:
- At home aligners
Also known as direct-to-customer aligners, this type of at-home solution is growing increasingly popular. They are often more affordable than in-office aligners as you don’t require as many (if any) dental appointments, but they are often unsuitable for those with complex dental issues.
- In-office aligners
In-office aligners such as Invisalign are some of the most popular on the market thanks to their precision, discretion and fast-acting results. They can be used for a wide range of patients as you benefit from regular visits to the dentist to monitor progress.
- Teeth straightening surgery
In some cases, you may require dental surgery as part of your teeth straightening treatment. Often this is in conjunction with braces and may be necessary if you have a very uneven bite, or if you need some teeth removed before having braces fitted.
- Conventional braces
Traditional metal braces are still a very popular option for many looking to straighten their teeth. Although they don’t offer the same discreet look as aligners, they are often more affordable, and still offer the same accurate results although they may take longer to achieve.
- Hidden braces
Similar to traditional braces, hidden or lingual braces are placed on the inside of the teeth, rather than the outer surface. This is a good option for those who don’t want to pay more for Invisalign but still want to benefit from a barely-there aesthetic.
Are you looking to straighten your teeth in 2022?
Here at Hockerill Dental, we offer a huge range of treatments, including braces and retainers, ideal for those looking to enhance the appearance and function of their smile. What’s more is, getting started with us has never been easier thanks to our simple and free initial consultation, during which we will go through your options and put a plan in place.
If you’re looking for a trusted dentist in Hertfordshire, then you’ve come to the right place. To get started, or to find out more about our teeth straightening options, get in touch with our team on 01279 652400 or email us at [email protected].