Straighten overlapped teeth

Fix overlapping teeth without braces

Overlapped to Straight teeth in one month

If you want to fix overlapping or misaligned teeth, straightening your teeth at home is not a good idea because you must consider complex elements, including human physiology, occlusion tooth size, shape, and morphology. Orthodontics is complicated and not easy to do on your own; it's never a DIY project1.

The common cause of overlapping teeth is crowding teeth. If there is less room for your back teeth, they push your front teeth, leading to overlapping front teeth. In some cases, you may need a tooth extraction to free up space.

Metal braces are the most traditional orthodontic method for straightening teeth. For many, braces are the safest and most effective way to straighten their teeth permanently.

If your teeth are slightly bent or a bit overlapped, you can straighten them with a retainer prescribed by your orthodontist. Or, if you feel different about wearing metal braces due to their unsightly appearance, then cosmetic dental treatments can do the trick.

Unless you have a severe malocclusion case, there is a way of getting them straight without the hassles of metal braces. It is called Instant orthodontics or Six-month smile: an alternative treatment to braces. Instant orthodontics or Six-month smile procedures are for straightening teeth without traditional braces. In either method, we use veneers: Veneers are thin porcelain shells designed to cover the front of teeth for a better look.

If you have mild to moderate front teeth misalignments and want to straighten your teeth the fastest way, cosmetic treatment with veneers may be a better alternative than braces. Houston's best cosmetic dentist can save the patient's natural teeth by treating the overlapped teeth with minimally invasive porcelain veneers.

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Ted is a Texan who wanted straight teeth. He had slightly overlapped front teeth and a slight mismatch in tooth size among front teeth. Ted chose to get straight teeth without conventional braces because he did not have time to wear braces or Invisalign retainers for the next year. Ted didn't want to wear a retainer to prevent crowded teeth' recurrence after completing teeth alignment. Although Invisalign is an excellent option for straightening teeth, Invisalign can not improve the teeth' shape. After the consultation, we placed eight minimum prep porcelain veneers (no-prep veneers) on the maxillary. We provided minor orthodontics for the lower front teeth, then six porcelain veneers on Ted's lower teeth to get him the smile he's always wanted.

"To have the best cosmetic dentistry, I don't risk the health of your natural teeth." says Dr.Shimizu. He will attach your dental veneers correctly the first time, giving you beautiful and confident smile that you've always wished for.



Libby Mitchell (2015, Sep). Teeth Straightening:Don't do it yourself. University of Utah. https://healthcare.utah.edu/healthfeed/postings/2015/09/091415_diy.braces.php

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