Wish you had a gorgeous, white, completely straight smile like Justin Bieber? Hollywood smile makeovers aren’t just for celebrities anymore. Modern cosmetic whitening techniques and low-profile orthodontic designs make it possible to enjoy straight teeth without any major dental treatment.
4 Ways to Straighten Your Teeth
When you’re considering teeth straightening options, you typically have four main types of braces that you can consider: traditional, ceramic (tooth-coloured), lingual (hidden), or if you want what Justin Bieber had, Invisalign!
Traditional Metal Braces
Classic braces are a straightforward and predictable option for children, adults, and teens of all ages. Typically, your orthodontic system will need to be adjusted every 6-8 weeks by your dentist or orthodontist. The average patient completes their treatment in about 12-24 months, depending on their unique smile needs. Younger patients enjoy choosing colourful rubber bands to wear on these braces to match school colours, holidays, or their personal preferences as a great way to express themselves. The downside is that they’re obviously extremely visible, so traditional braces aren’t always a great choice for adults.
When you need the precision of traditional braces for moderate to severe tooth misalignment, but you want a more conservative “look”, ceramic braces are a perfect choice! These braces work the same way as traditional orthodontics, except they use tooth-coloured brackets and wires, allowing them to blend in better with your smile. The one downside is that they can still trap food, rub the inside of your mouth, and aren’t completely “invisible” to the people around you. So, if you’re a singer like Justin Bieber, you probably want something a little more inconspicuous.
Lingual braces are completely hidden behind the back of your teeth. Otherwise, they’re almost identical to traditional metal orthodontics. The biggest drawback, however, is that they can impact things like speaking and eating as they’re right up next to your tongue. Pop stars who sing in front of huge crowds might find that lingual braces get in the way.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
If you want the same type of braces as Justin Bieber, then Invisalign is where it’s at! Invisalign uses custom-shaped, clear aligners that gently nudge your teeth into the proper alignment. There aren’t any brackets or wires to get in the way, catch food, or irritate your mouth. Justin probably liked them since he could take them off to sing or smile and nobody had to even know he was wearing braces.
Invisalign is the leader when it comes to transparent/invisible braces brands and uses state-of-the-art technology that 3D maps your smile before treatment even starts. All you have to do is wear them 20-22 hours a day and remove them during meals or when it’s time to brush and floss. Every two weeks you’ll move to the next pair of trays in the series. And since you progress your tooth movement at home, you won’t need as many trips to the dentist for follow-ups. Busy adults—and pop stars, in this case—can work Invisalign into their schedule because they won’t need to make as many trips back and forth to see their dental provider during treatment.
Every Invisalign patient—including Justin Bieber—gets a final set of clear aligners to act as retainers, to help them keep their smile straight in the years ahead. Your retainers can also nudge your teeth back into place if they’ve slightly shifted and Invisalign maintains a digital record of your smile should you ever need it.
The great thing about getting braces is that short-term cosmetic options may be available. For our patients who only need to straighten the teeth in their “smile zone”, as few as 3-6 months total may be needed to complete their treatment. Invisalign Express is the perfect example. These treatments focus on the front teeth for aesthetic purposes, so long as the teeth further back in your mouth are fairly healthy and lined up appropriately.
Keep in mind that you’ll also want to wear your clear retainers after your orthodontic treatment is completed. Vivera retainers look and feel like Invisalign trays, so you can wear them at any time. Your retainer helps keep your bite aligned so that teeth don’t relapse into their previous position.
Want Straight Teeth Like Justin Bieber?
A straighter, whiter smile is more accessible than ever, thanks to options like professional whitening and invisalign in Ottawa at Family Dentist Bells Corners. Get a no-obligation treatment quote by requesting an appointment today. Click the Call Us Now For Straighter Teeth button below.