Curved teeth - a problem that worries not only children but also adults. Such a cosmetic defect reduces self-esteem and deprives the person of charm. To fix this problem, you can use braces. But this is an expensive way, and not everyone is willing to endure the inconveniences it creates. How to align teeth at home and how effective are alternative methods?
Himself a dentist, or the end of experiments on the alignment of the teeth?
Defects of teeth are already noticeable in childhood. If you do not pay attention to this and hope that the problem will be solved along with the loss of milk teeth, the permanent will grow curves. It is much easier for a child to level them than for an adult, since the process of complete hardening of the bone seams ends at about 25 years.
Many fear the prospect of wearing braces in their mouths. They are effective, but inconvenient, interfere with talking and eating. Some simply hesitate to open their mouths, believing that the devices do not look quite attractive. Others do not dare to resort to this method of correction, when they find out how much braces to wear to align the teeth (and you will have to walk with them for 1 to 3 years and often go and see the dentist). But how to fix defects?
Unfortunately, to avoid visiting the dentist will not work. It is impossible to straighten teeth with any folk methods. Gels, ointments, threads and other means will not help to change the position of the tooth. All that can be achieved by such actions is to cause harm. Such experiments can even end with a loss of jaw!
What can replace braces: ways to align teeth with gentle methods
How to align teeth without braces? Modern dentistry today is ready to offer several options. But whatever gentle device the dentist has recommended, it will have to be worn for a long time, and the effect will be somewhat lower than when using braces.
What methods will help align the teeth at home at a moderate cost and without the need to visit the doctor often? There are 3 advanced technologies for bite correction without rough grinding of teeth and wearing braces. They will allow to get a beautiful smile imperceptibly for people around and comfortable for the patient. So, what and how to align teeth at home?
Trainers, or soft designs made of polypropylene or silicone
With the help of such an orthodontic apparatus, it is possible to fix uneven front teeth without aggressive influence, to “tighten” the molars and acquire a normal bite. In what cases is the use of trainers shown?
- If you need to align your teeth, but there are contraindications to the use of braces.
- In the presence of speech therapy problems due to improper tooth placement.
- To consolidate the result, which is obtained using braces.
- With the "crowding" of the lower front teeth.
- To correct the position of canines.
The downside of trainers is that they are not always effective. With their help, it is impossible to correct complex defects of the bite or dentition.
As for the cost, the trainer for adults costs about 3 thousand rubles. For treatment will have to order 2 sets.
They are made in the form of transparent silicone covers or caps. They are worn only during sleep. These devices will cope with minor pathologies in the arrangement of teeth. They should be used in such cases:
- when turning relative to a specific axis of the tooth or several;
- to eliminate cracks between the front teeth;
- to correct cross bite;
- if the teeth are found one on the other.
Disadvantages are weak efficiency and high cost: 1 cap costs up to 10 thousand rubles.
These devices look like inconspicuous transparent porcelain plates. They stick on the surface of the tooth. Purpose of veneers:
- correct minor bite defects;
- improve teeth in the presence of small curvatures;
- mask the cracks, chips and gaps between the teeth.
Veneers are not able to move teeth, they only mask defects. But the price of such products is quite acceptable: installation of 1 veneer taking into account the work will cost 14 thousand rubles. Veneers are durable: they will have to be changed not earlier than in 5-15 years. You do not need to visit the dentist often.
The disadvantages of veneers are that before installing them you will have to grind a little tooth, they cannot be used on thinned and damaged teeth, as well as in case of inflammation of the gums.
How to correct defects in the location of teeth without braces for children?
Children more than adults are afraid of going to the dentist. Therefore, for their parents, the problem of how to make even teeth at home and without the use of metal braces becomes even more relevant.
Braces are not used until 10 years of age. To correct the bite in a child, apply stretch plates and lip bumpers. The latter look like metal arcs, due to which free space is formed for the growth of teeth, while the teeth themselves grow correctly (are located in the dentition). These devices are very effective for children up to 5 years.
As for the stretching plates, these are effective devices that help to correct the bite at an early stage of its formation. This result is achieved due to the fact that the plates put pressure on the tooth, bringing it to the correct position. Devices are used to both expand and narrow the deformed upper jaw. They also help correct crooked teeth.
For leveling minor curvatures in children from 6 to 12 years old, children's trainers made of silicone are used. They stimulate the proper development of the jaw and correct the dentition. The advantage of such orthodontic equipment is that it eliminates the very reason for improperly growing teeth.
So, in some cases you can even your teeth at home, but this means that the doctor will select the correction method, and the patient will strictly follow his recommendations. The advantage of such techniques over braces is that you do not have to constantly make visits to the dentist, the treatment will be more economical, and the process of acquiring even teeth will be as comfortable as possible.