Teeth are one of the most frustrating parts of our bodies for those who are unhappy with them, I myself fell into this bracket in the past. The truth is that throughout my youth I probably didn’t care for my teeth well enough, that coupled with a family heirloom of crooked front teeth meant that throughout my 20s I became more and more frustrated with the way my teeth looked. I always had to stand at the back of photos, smiling with my mouth closed and I always felt self conscious when talking to people.

A couple of years ago, I found a new dentist, Dr. Peter Spennato who made it his mission to cure my smile. I sit here now, very proud of my smile and more than happy to have a photo at any moment. I got my smile fixed and here are some ways in which you can get yours fixed too.

Using Metal Braces

They may not look the most appealing but metal braces can really help to straighten up your teeth and leave you beaming with pride. Metal braces involve brackets being connected to each one of your teeth and then a metal wire passed through the brackets and tightened. The brace will be tailor-made for your needs and the duration that it stays on for will depend greatly on how much your teeth need to move. Many think that this treatment only works for kids but teeth can be moved at any age and even adults can find success with braces.

Using Invisalign

Invisalign works exactly in the same way that braces do and will alter your existing teeth into a better position. Invisalign is tailor-made, transparent gum shield which is fitted over your teeth and can not be seen by anyone else. The gum shield will be worn for anywhere between 6 months and 2 years depending on the movements that your teeth need. Invisalign alters from braces only in terms of how they look to others, the results are often the same.

Try Veneers

For those wanting a quick fix for they teeth, veneers are the best option, these are porcelain or composite teeth which are placed over your existing teeth. This is a permanent decision for anyone looking to improve their smile and once you have veneers, there is no way to go back to your old teeth. This is because your teeth are shaved down at the fronts in order to accommodate the veneers and give the appearance of natural teeth. Veneers do not stain and they are very strong so that eating habits do not need to change. You will need to replace veneers every 8-10 years or every 15 years if you use the porcelain material and they will give you an instant and glistening look that will save you the trouble of waiting for the perfect smile.