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How to Straighten Crooked Teeth

Learn the options for straightening crooked teeth from Shane Methal DDS in this Howcast video.


Hi, my name is Dr. Shane Methal, here at Greene Street Dental in SoHo, New York. I've been in private practice both in Maryland and consequently back in New York for the last 17 years. My office website is, that's green with an "e" at the end, and today I'm going to be talking about teeth and dentistry.

If your teeth are crowded, miss aligned or have uneven worn edges you have several options at your disposal. The simplest approach for slightly worn or uneven edges is to have your dentist recontour or modify these edges or actually air composite bonding or tooth colored filling to reshape the teeth. If this is not enough traditional orthodontics may be necessary. This includes something called clear tray or Invisalign braces which will move your teeth with a tray that you take in or out over the course of anywhere to 9 months to 18 months or more traditional orthodontics. This includes bonding a bracket to each and every tooth to be moved or a band and attaching a wire. Over the course of several months to potentially years, your dentist will readjust constantly straightening your teeth. This may improve your overall health, certainly will improve your aesthetic, and will improve your chewing efficiency.

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