How to pick the right teeth straightener treatment?


Jun 17th

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Do you feel uncomfortable or self-conscious due to your crooked teeth? Especially in groups or with friends, colleagues? Does the thought of years of braces scare you? Relax, you are not alone. Only a few people are born with perfect teeth. However, technological advancements have now made teeth straightening painless and simpler.

Advanced orthodontic treatment involves removable devices, such as invisible teeth straighteners, which have a shorter timeline. People prefer these due to their invisible appeal and the level of comfort and dental hygiene they offer.

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Hidden Benefits of Straight Teeth

1. Straight Teeth are Healthier

Usually, people consider teeth straightening a part of the cosmetic procedure, but that’s not true. If you have crooked or unaligned teeth, it is quite difficult to clean the teeth properly as the food particles might get stuck, leading to the growth of bacteria. However, if you have straight and properly aligned teeth, it is easy to maintain oral hygiene.

2. Prevent Medical Problems

Many other major medical problems might happen due to the non-alignment of your teeth. Say you have overcrowded teeth, it might lead to gum inflammation and infection, which might further lead to other related side effects, such as heart disease, etc.

3. Improved Confidence and Smile

Perhaps one of the most common reasons behind using a retainer for teeth straightening is gaining confidence and having a perfect smile. Otherwise, crooked teeth or uneven bite might pull down your confidence, and you might land up smiling less often.

4. Helps You Chew Better

If you have straight and properly aligned teeth, you’ll be able to chew your food completely and digest it properly.

Now, coming to the types of teeth straighteners, there are three commonly used devices for teeth straightening:

1. Metal braces

Traditional metal braces are made of metal brackets that are attached to each tooth, and a metal wire connects all of them. The tighter the wire is, the higher is the pressure exerted on your teeth, thus straightening your teeth.

However, metal braces have certain drawbacks, such as restrictions on eating, inability to remove them on your own, might harm your tongue or mouth, etc. Besides, can you think of how long do braces take to straighten teeth? A considerable number of months or maybe years. All these disadvantages have eventually reduced the use of metallic braces over time.

2. Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces work on a similar concept to that of metal braces, but they use clear brackets instead of metal ones. However, even these can be observed from a distance.

3. Clear aligners

Clear aligners or teeth straighteners have become trendy, convenient and hassle-free teeth straightening device. They are suitable for most age groups, including teenagers, adults, etc. Find below the benefits of clear aligners over other devices:

a) Comfortable

The clear teeth straighteners are comfortable to wear as they are made of fine plastic and are highly customized, thus, fit perfectly on your teeth.

b) Duration of the Treatment

The duration of the treatment with clear teeth straighteners is usually much less than the metal braces. Also, the duration of the treatment is quite predictable with the use of 3D imaging technology.

c) Better Dental Health

As you can easily remove the clear aligners on your own, it is easy to maintain your dental health by brushing your teeth and cleaning your aligners on a regular basis.

d) No Need to Visit the Dentist

While using Toothsi’s clear aligners, you need not visit the dentist; rather, you can simply book a session and get your treatment done at home. For any major problem, you can even consult one of our orthodontists.

e) Freedom to Eat

While eating, you can easily take off your aligners. Then, after your meal, you can rinse your mouth and wear your aligners again conveniently. Thus, there is no risk of developing bacteria inside your mouth.


Before choosing your teeth straighteners, it is preferable to consult an orthodontist for an appropriate option. And for this, you can book a free consultation with Toothsi’s experts via our website and start your at-home teeth straightening process today!

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