So How Are Teeth Straightened?
Well let’s rewind just a little. There are two broad categories of teeth straightening. Comprehensive Teeth Straightening and Cosmetic Teeth Straightening.
Metal train track braces are a go-to for comprehensive teeth straightening treatments, because they tend to be given primarily to teenagers to fix issues with the way the teeth come together as well as how they look.
However, most adults don’t have problems with how their teeth come together. So we can often focus on straightening the part of your smile that’s seen, and that gives you straighter teeth in a much quicker time frame. Straightening the side and front teeth alone means an average treatment time of just six months, sometimes sooner.
There are always exceptions, and for roughly 1 person in 100 a comprehensive approach is required to deliver those straighter teeth. And unfortunately, this isn’t as quick, typically taking around 18 months.
So, forget everything you think you know about adult braces and let’s look at the options for straightening teeth quickly: