Having a clean beautiful smile plays a key role in boosting our confidence. But, what if we don’t like our own smile?
Teeth are one of the most elegant parts of our body. Neat and white teeth can be the keystone for confidence. But, it becomes very problematic if your teeth are not well adjusted and aligned. The front row matters the most.
This is why people often think of straightening their teeth, but all in vain. There is a misconception that teeth can be straightened only by using braces. Let’s get over this myth. In this article, we will have a closer look at how you can manage to straighten your teeth even without wearing braces.
Let’s find out.
Straightening Teeth without Wearing Braces
Although, braces are the most popular and efficient way to straighten teeth. There are plenty of other methods which can come to your rescue.
Teeth are non-sensitive part of the body and the good news is unlike nails, teeth are adjustable. Yep! You can adjust your teeth. Braces are used to adjust the teeth and we can adjust them by using some simple tricks. So, let’s discuss them.
- Watch your sitting and sleeping positions
The very first tip for straightening teeth is to avoid sleeping on your stomach or don’t sleep in any position which puts pressure on your teeth. This is because sleeping on your stomach generates inward pressure on your teeth, thus affecting your teeth arrangement.
Initially, it might get a little bit discomforting, but you have to resist to sleep on your stomach for straightening your teeth as well as for preventing them from getting distorted.
- Do not rest your face on your hands
Alike the first tip, the second one is also very common but it can create a lot of difference. Most of us have the habit of resting your face on hands while sitting on a table or a bench and the like. Leaning our head can be very comforting but it is the worst position for our teeth. If you notice, you can feel the pressure on your teeth while sitting in that position.
- Do not put your finger into your mouth
Many people have the habit of sucking their finger, which can disturb your teeth alignment. Continuously keeping something in the mouth also puts a lot of pressure on our teeth which can lead to the distortion. You have to leave those habits if you want to make or keep your teeth well arranged.
Similarly, chewing can also affect your teeth a lot.
Straightening Your Teeth with the Help of Equipment
There are various tools other than braces which can be used to straighten your teeth such as retainers, appliances, and Invisalign. So, let’s discuss how do they work and which are most useful.
Retainers have three types in total but there is only one type which is most popular and most used – Hawley retainer. This device is removable and it is made up of metal wires. The most awesome thing about these retainers is that they are removable. But, they are noticeable. You can remove them while brushing your teeth but you can’t hide them.
The second type of device which can fix your teeth and straighten them by correcting jaw imperfections are appliances. People generally don’t prefer appliances because they take so much time to show desirable results.
As compared to other instruments, appliances are slowest but they fix your jaw so that you will never face any teeth imperfections.
The third and last type is Invisalign. We can say that this is a type of retainers because they use plastic retainers. So, they work same as the retainers. They are also removable and they show result quickly.
Preventing Your Teeth from Getting Distorted
- If you have gaps in your teeth then other teeth can easily get distorted. Because when there is a gap between teeth, that space gets empty and this distorts another tooth as well. So, if you have gaps in your teeth, first of all, fill them. Otherwise, your teeth will get distorted over time.
- Also, take care of your teeth while brushing. Don’t scrub them too hard. Scrubbing to hard regularly can also cause teeth distortion.
So, that was all about how to straighten your teeth without any braces.