If you have teeth that make you curl up in shame every time you look at yourself in the mirror, then the question that might arise in your mind is whether your should go ahead with braces and dentures.

There are several people’s teeth that are so misaligned that you will find it to be far cheaper to have them pulled out and replaced by dentures. There are also permanent dentures that you can have fixed and just forget about them. The thing with braces on the other hand is that the treatment takes a real long time running into months and years and moreover, they work out to be quite expensive.

At the same time, the use of braces has several benefits attached to it. Firstly, you won’t end up with artificial teeth. You can retain your natural teeth which are a big plus point. If you want to continue to have the natural effect in your teeth, then braces is a wonderful option that you should go ahead and consider. The demerit of the braces treatment is that you will need to be diligent about it and at the same time you will have to devote a year or more to the treatment. If you are the kind who expects instantaneous results then this is not what you will get with the braces treatment. You will have to visit the dentist every month or so in order to ensure that you have the right kind of pressure on your teeth to enable them to move in the right direction.

For dentures, once you have them fixed they remain there. But, sometimes they don’t tend to look extremely natural and people might be able to notice something awry with your teeth.

Most dentists will only recommend having a tooth or teeth pulled out only if necessary. Therefore the best option available between braces and dentures is certainly the former. If you were to have your teeth pulled out then chewing and eating will be a problem for as long as you live. However, with braces once you take great care during the time span of the treatment, the rest of the years you will be left with the most dazzling of smiles and wonderful teeth.

If your dentist feels that your teeth are extremely crooked or crowded, then the next best alternative that they will offer you is a partial denture. This can work well as only a few of the most crooked teeth are removed and the others are left as they are.

Braces although more expensive an option are permanent and will leave you with the best of teeth. The braces will be able to fix all of your concerns in one go. They will also help you to be able to maintain the best of oral hygiene and make sure that you have teeth in your mouth for a lifetime. So, ask your dentist and they will recommend the best between braces and dentures.


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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 11 - September - 2011, at 11:18 AM

  • Hanan, the age for getting brackets and start of braces treatment varies from case to case. Sometimes because of certain situations the treatment has to be started very early. it can be as early as 8-9 years and sometimes dentist waits for all the permanent teeth to come in the mouth before the treatment is started ie at the age of around 12 years. It is better that you visit an Orthodontist and get your child evaluated. It is always better to start the treatment early as this gives good permanent results and chances of replase are quite less.

  • hanan

    hanan 11 - September - 2011, at 03:35 AM

  • Good Morning , kindly advice from what age can we use bracelets as my daughter is 8 yrs & the docter says that she requires bracelets as her teeth are crowded & crooked. Thanks

  • Jonas

    Jonas 08 - July - 2011, at 03:57 AM

  • Am 20years old.My two upper front teeth are very bend,i cant smile because of this.is it possible to remove them then align them in a straight line?what could be the best solution besides braces?i need help,i hate my teeth.

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