Can you fix a smile with crooked teeth, without braces?

My teeth are very crooked and I hate my smile but I'm almost 30 and don't want to wear braces. Is there another solution?

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Answered By: Dr. Benjamin L. Young, DDS

There are a range of options from Invasalign, to retainers, to veneers and crowns. Invisalign can take a year or more, whereas veneers are often called "instant braces" as your teeth will appear straight almost instantly. The outcome depends on several factors (current condition of your teeth, health of your gums, etc) and can be explored by a dentist properly trained in this type of restorative dentistry.

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