Aligners Can Address Crooked Teeth Without Using Braces

aligners can address crooked teeth without bracesIf you are interested in having your crooked teeth brought into proper alignment, you may not have to resort to braces. In some cases, people can have their teeth straightened with MTM Clear Aligners, a system that uses clear oral trays that gradually rearrange teeth. Unlike conventional bracket-and-wire braces, aligners can be removed whenever you eat, or when you clean your teeth. Because aligners are clear, they are also harder to detect when you wear them. While not every case of crooked teeth can be fixed with aligners, those who do qualify can enjoy a less visible correction.

The Difference Between Aligners And Braces

The most immediate difference between aligners and braces is that aligners are less conspicuous, so wearing them will attract less attention. This lack of visibility can make aligners popular with adults, who may feel self-conscious about wearing braces. Aligners can also be removed while you wear them. While you should wear your aligners as much as possible to enjoy the benefits, you can remove them when you brush and floss, or while you eat. Aligners create less interference when you want to keep your teeth clean. You should note that in cases where dental misalignment is more severe, your dentist may not recommend you for aligners.

Other Cosmetic Treatments Available From Your Dentist

In some cases, when misalignment is purely cosmetic, you may be able to cover crooked teeth with porcelain veneers. Veneers cover the front of your teeth, and can cover teeth that are crooked, damaged, or discolored. While porcelain veneers can address cosmetic issues beyond straightening, they are a permanent procedure.


With decades of professional dental care experience, native of Kansas City, Robert M Browne, DDS is proud to provide general, cosmetic, restorative, and prosthetic care to patients from Prairie Village and surrounding communities. To learn more or to schedule a visit with Dr. Browne, contact our office today at (913) 901-8585.