Crooked teeth options other then braces or Invisalign

My two lateral incisors are receded behind my two front teeth all the rest of my teeth are straight. I'm tryin to figure out my best option to get a quick smile make over I'd like to just have them pulled and put two implants in so they are straight what would my best options be

Answer: Restorative options for a straight smile

By Sarah h

There is nothing better than your own teeth.  Once they are removed, you do not get another set.  Implants are great restorations, if you need them.  However, removing two anterior teeth and placing implants in order for them to be in alignment, is not the best option.  Implants can take up to six months or longer before the restorations (crowns) can be placed.  The teeth must be removed and a bone graft placed, sometimes the implants can be placed immediately, otherwise it can take 2-3 months for the graft to heal.  Once the implants are placed, they must fully integrate with the bone.  On average this can be as quick as 12 weeks. Uncovering the implants is a simple procedure usually completed 1-2 weeks before the impression is taken to restore the implants with esthetic abutments and porcelain crowns. Implants are normally not covered by insurance, especially for cosmetic purposes and on average cost $6500 per tooth without complications.

Cosmetic veneers may also be an option.  Minimal preparation of your teeth is required and the porcelain restorations' can be placed within 2-3 weeks after your first visit.  Porcelain crowns' are a third option, however they require additional tooth structure to be removed.  Anterior porcelain cosmetic restorations' would be considered cosmetic by most insurance companies and on average will run between $1500-$2000 per tooth.  The best option is Invisalign if you are worried about traditional brackets and wires being bonded to your teeth.  Your treatment could be as short as 3 months and the aligners can be removed to eat, drink, brush and floss.  You will preserve your natural teeth and have a beautiful smile for years to come.

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