3 Procedures That Straighten Teeth

3 Procedures That Straighten Teeth

Apr 13, 2018

Many people suffer from crooked teeth. Sometimes they are located front and center, leaving you feeling self-conscious and embarrassed. In some cases they are located in another areas of your mouth, causing discomfort.

Wherever your crooked teeth are located, there are dental procedures available that can help correct teeth misalignment. Ajax dentists can help. Read on to learn about three procedures that can fix your teeth misalignment Ajax.

Procedure Options

Your dentist or orthodontist will assess your mouth to determine which treatment option is the best for your unique situation. These procedures may include a palate expander, braces, removing teeth or veneers. In some extreme cases, an Ajax dentist may recommend altering your bones to allow for more room.

Palate Expander

Depending on the severity and cause of your crowding, your dentist may determine a palate expander is the correct option for you. A palate expander attaches to your teeth and increases the width of your upper jaw and your smile! This device is semi-permanent, and is normally followed by braces. The patient must wear braces for a period of time after the expander is removed. Patients must also crank the expander nightly to allow for proper expansion.


In some cases, traditional metal braces may be the best route for straightening your teeth. Your Ajax dentist will inspect your teeth and determine the length of time braces may be necessary. In some cases an Ajax dentist may recommend invisible or semi-invisible braces.

Other Options

In some unique and rare situations, an Ajax dentist may recommend removing one or more teeth. This allows making room for other teeth, which can ultimately help correct crooked teeth.

Want to find out which option is best for you? Consult with your local Ajax dentist today to determine which treatment procedure is the best option for straightening your teeth.

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