• Tanya Louise

Health: How To Achieve Straighter Teeth


For some, improving the appearance of a smile simply means straightening teeth. Others might be happy with the whiteness, oral hygiene, and health of their teeth. Yet, straightening teeth can give you the confidence to smile more.


With that in mind, here are some of the best ways to straighten teeth in no time.





Invisible braces

Invisible braces are a great alternative to traditional metal braces. These are much less visible and painful. They can be worn between 20 and 22 hours per day to help you achieve straighter teeth in just a matter of months.


Using invisible retainers will ensure that your teeth stay straight after treatment. Without them, your teeth can move back into their original place and make the entire process not worth it.


Avoid leaning on your face throughout the day

Although teeth movement can be minor from leaning on your face, it can have an impact over time. If you ever find yourself slouched throughout work and sit with your face in one hand, apparently it could be causing your teeth to move. Slowly but surely, your teeth could become crooked over time.


To prevent this, obviously avoid leaning on your hand and you won’t need to worry about crooked teeth in the future.


Use gentle pressure

If your crooked teeth are minor, and you are brave, then you may be able to slowly move your teeth with your own gentle pressure. When you brush your teeth each day and night, you could stay still for a few minutes and apply gentle pressure with your fingers.


Likewise, it is also known to work with dental floss. Although, the most guaranteed and safest method for straightening teeth with pressure is through braces, like invisible retainers.


Avoid sleeping on your face

If you want to avoid crooked teeth and maintain straight teeth, then it is recommended to stop sleeping on your face. Again, this slow and gentle pressure can cause teeth to turn crooked in time.


To avoid sleeping on your face, place support pillows around you so that lying on your back is too comfortable to resist.


Get your wisdom teeth removed

When your wisdom teeth come through, it can cause a lot of pressure on your other teeth, which can cause them to move. To avoid this, getting your wisdom teeth taken out as early as possible will stop them from pushing the other teeth.


You cannot remove wisdom teeth unless they are partially through. So, you will have to wait for the right time to come. When they are pushing through, get them seen so that you can have them removed as soon as possible.


Some people’s wisdom teeth do not cause pressure on the other teeth. Your dentist can assess what could happen to prevent your teeth from going crooked and will give you the best option.


Using these tips you can prevent your teeth from going crooked over time as well as achieve straighter teeth. A better looking and more confident smile is achievable.


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