At this age, problems start cropping up from tooth grinding or not wearing a recommended retainer. Sometimes that means heading back to the orthodontist for a quick fix—usually a two- to six-month process. Alternatives to traditional braces, such as Invisalign or Six Month Smiles, are popular ways to restore previously corrected teeth, says Keith Johnson of Stone and Johnson Dental Group in Edina. If getting braces again is too much to stomach, Carol Austin of Cross DentalCare in Minnetonka suggests three-quarter crowns to cosmetically straighten or build up worn teeth. Dentists don’t have to remove as much tooth structure to place the crown, and patients love the look of their straight, white teeth.
“[there] are ways to restore previously corrected teeth.”
Keith Johnson, Stone and Johnson Dental Group