A misalignment of your jawbone can result in excess space between your teeth, which can result in other oral health problems. Here are some alternative procedures to consider if braces are not an option for you for whatever reason.
A dental implant is a titanium-based artificial tooth root that is surgically anchored to the jaw to stabilize a replacement tooth or teeth. The advantage of implants is that they are not dependent on neighbouring teeth for support. This enables a more permanent and stable tooth replacement solution. After implanting the titanium root into your bone, the surrounding tissue and bone will fuse and heal.
If your teeth are naturally spaced widely, dental veneers may help close the gaps. Dental veneers are thin, tooth-coloured shells that are used to cover the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of your teeth and can be used to alter the colour, shape, size, or length of your teeth.
A crown can be used to restore the shape, appearance, and function of a tooth that has been damaged.
Typically, a crown is used to reinforce the tooth structure following a root canal. Crowns can also be used to reinforce large fillings, secure a bridge, or conceal discoloured or deformed teeth. Additionally, they are used to cap dental implants.
Invisalign utilizes a series of virtually invisible aligners. They are low-profile when worn and easily removed, so you can smile freely during treatment. Invisalign is a 3D computer imaging technology that is designed to straighten your smile.
Patients will receive a series of aligners, which may range from 12 to 48. For approximately two weeks, each aligner must be worn. Your teeth will gradually begin to move into their proper positions throughout treatment. Unless you are eating, brushing, or flossing, you must wear the aligners at all times.