How Can I Straighten My Teeth Naturally? The Safest Methods

How Can I Straighten My Teeth Naturally? The Safest Methods

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The beauty of a smile requires symmetry and multifaceted balance. Cluttered teeth are a common problem seen in different degrees in some people. 

In addition to creating cosmetic problems, disordered teeth may lead to more severe problems, Such as a person’s inability to clean his teeth, which eventually leads to gum disease and even the loss of his healthy teeth, or chewing disorder, which can lead to digestive problems.

Straightening a crooked tooth may be more complicated than you think due to the existence of various methods for it. 

Composite for crooked teeth, alignment of teeth with laser, composite for misaligned teeth, tooth displacement without orthodontics, tooth laminate are all cases and options that people who seek to straighten their crooked teeth face.

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Why are my teeth crooked?

Misalignment and crowding of teeth are common problems affecting the teeth on different levels. The severity of crowded and disordered teeth depends on many factors.

Usually, crooked and irregular teeth are caused by the difference in the size of the jaw and the size of the teeth. 

When more prominent teeth grow in relatively small jaws, they become crooked to create enough space for them to grow. 

This irregularity can also be a regular part of the teething process and gradually correct itself. 

irregularity and disorganization of teeth during the growth of permanent teeth require orthodontic treatment methods for teeth straightening and alignment.

Finger-sucking is one of the everyday habits of children before going to school. Almost 90% of children between 2 and 4 suck their fingers. 

If finger sucking in children continues until the age of 5-6 years, it can affect the child due to the growth of permanent teeth. 

Grinding teeth can also cause teeth wear and loosening and teeth irregularity.

In short, irregular teeth are often hereditary, but sometimes the following reasons cause it to appear:

  • Abnormality of the shape of the teeth or the presence of a hidden tooth
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Long-term use of bottles or pacifiers
  • Thumb sucking, other fingers or lower lip sucking and tongue licking in childhood
  • Mouth breathing in childhood
  • Injuries resulting in loss of jaw alignment
  • Inappropriate reconstructive procedures in childhood
  • Gum diseases
  • Premature loss of milk teeth
  • Malformation or misalignment of the jaws
finger sucking in children
  • Irregular types of teeth

The teeth should be regularly placed next to each other, and their distance and symmetry should be appropriate so that the chewing mechanism of the teeth is done correctly and does not cause problems for the person.
However, it is not always the case that the teeth are in order, but sometimes the shape of the teeth due to the way they are placed in the mouth is such a way that it causes disturbances in the proper functioning of the teeth and jaw.
In the following, we will examine the types and forms of irregular teeth.

    • crooked teeth

      There are many reasons why teeth are crooked, rotated, or overlapping.

      Usually, this complication is because the mouth of people with this problem is small compared to their teeth, which leads to the problem of teeth crowding and shifting.

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    •   The distance between the teeth

In the human jaw, this term usually refers to the open space between the front teeth. 

This happens when the teeth and jaws have an unbalanced relationship. The distance between the teeth can sometimes be caused or aggravated by the pressure of the connective tissue between the lips and the gums. 

This causes more mucosal attachment and less keratinized connective tissue to dissolve the teeth in the opposite direction. 

Interdental spacing is a modifiable dental anomaly. 

The treatment of this anomaly includes traditional orthodontic methods, direct tooth connections, and other ways to widen the teeth and teeth straightening to fill the space.

  The distance between the teeth
  • Deviation and curvature of the midline

The deviation of the midline is caused by the misalignment and misalignment of the front and back teeth and disrupts the function of the teeth and jaw.

  • Crossbite

This malformation occurs when the upper teeth are inside the lower teeth, the growth of the jaw is disturbed, and the teeth do not overlap well. In this case, the patient has to move the lower jaw forward or to the side to close the mouth. As a result of crossbite, the patient cannot use the lower jaw well, and sometimes, the symmetry of the face is disturbed.

Front lower jaw
    • Overbite

When the patient clamps his two jaws together, the tips of the upper and lower front teeth do not meet each other. 

An oval-shaped gap (overbite) between two jaws occurs due to the upper and lower jaw displacement. Sucking thumbs in babies is one of the essential causes of this abnormality. 

However, some experts believe improper tongue placement inside the mouth can also be effective. For this group of patients, chewing and biting food and pronouncing some letters becomes difficult or impossible.

  • Underbite

The lower jaw, being forward and the front teeth of the lower jaw further than the upper jaw, is called front underbite or crossbite.


  • Deepbyte

A deep bite is a situation where the upper teeth are too forward, or the lower teeth are not forward enough. Deep bite distorts the function and appearance of the teeth.
The upper anterior teeth are also far ahead of the lower anterior teeth, which causes the lower anterior teeth to hit the roof of the mouth. A Gummy smile, forward lips and severe wear of front teeth are the consequences of a deep bite.

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    • Asymmetry of teeth

Lack of symmetry in each jaw individually. These patients have two halves or parts in each jaw, which will not have the same appearance if they are divided into two halves by a middle line.

Asymmetry of teeth

Can I straighten my teeth at home?

The truth is that crooked teeth cannot be straightened at home. However, transparent orthodontics is one of the home remedies for straightening crooked teeth. But some things can be observed to prevent crooked teeth.

In traditional medicine, extra or crooked teeth are usually pulled to straighten crooked teeth.

Oral and dental hygiene by brushing and using appropriate toothpastes and flossingis recommended in traditional medicine and home remedies to have healthy and flawless teeth.

People and parents should teach their children some habits to prevent crooked teeth.

Note that straightening crooked teeth will be costly and time-consuming. To avoid this problem, you should avoid some bad habits.

  • The following will prevent crooked teeth;

    • Maintaining oral and dental hygiene is the most critical factor in the home treatment of crooked teeth.
    • Prevent children from sucking their fingers or objects that cause crooked teeth.
    • Preventing unnecessary pulling of teeth
    • Avoid chewing pencils and pens.
    • Do not sleep on your stomach.
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There are several ways to tell if you or your child needs teeth straightening treatment. The most common are as follows:
Teeth that are crooked clearly
Difficulty speaking
Chewing problems
Hearing a clicking sound from the jaw
History of thumb sucking
However, sometimes a person may have slightly crooked teeth, but they may not have any negative health effects. In this case, the patient can decide whether they want to Smooth or not for cosmetic reasons.

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What are the most permanent methods of straightening teeth?

Teeth straightening has various methods, but if we want to talk about the most permanent methods of straightening teeth, it usually includes two treatment methods: orthodontic treatment and dental surgery.

  • Orthodontic

Orthodontics means aligning teeth, fixing dental irregularities, and correcting jaw abnormalities. 

The first and best way to straighten teeth is to visit an orthodontist (orthodontist) and perform orthodontic treatments. 

Whether the dental misalignment is minor or severe, in any case, our first and last recommendation is to perform orthodontic treatment for crooked teeth.

The following can be mentioned for the types of orthodontics:

Metal braces for teeth strightening
  • Dental surgery

When the tooth misalignment is so severe that non-surgical treatments have failed, dental surgery can be another option for alignment of teeth.

  Types of common dental surgeries are:

    • Jaw surgery
    • Impact
    • Crown lengthening

     Overall, orthodontic treatments are the most common and least invasive option for straightening teeth, whereas dental surgery may be necessary for more severe cases. 

It is essential to consult with a qualified and experienced orthodontist or dentist to determine the best course of action for straightening your teeth.

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Can crooked teeth be solved without brackets?

If you have any of the following conditions, you can solve your problem without using brackets:

Slight compression and disorder: If your teeth are slightly crooked and disordered due to compression and disorder, you can solve your problem only by using retainers.
Malocclusion: Bite correction and straightening often require appliances to adapt to the condition of your jaw.
Lack of complete development of the palate (roof of the mouth) or narrowness of the upper jaw: widening the palate with the help of expanders creates a space that will be needed to move the teeth and put them in their right place.


Treatment of misaligned teeth without orthodontics

Fortunately, today, you can use alternative orthodontics methods to fix your teeth at any age. We suggest some alternative methods for metal orthodontics:
  • Dental bonding

    A quick and easy way to improve the appearance of the teeth and tidy it up is to use dental bonding. More than dental bonding, it is used for partial restoration of teeth, such as increasing the length of the crown, filling dental gaps, covering cracked teeth, pale lips, broken lips, and stains. Dar can be used.

In dental bonding, a material called composite resin is used, and it is almost similar to putty and sealing. This material can be used to improve any tooth deformity. In bonding, a synthetic material called composite is attached to the tooth’s natural structure. and hides any tooth defects. This method is simple and cheap and does not require much time. The material used in bonding is sensitive to some foods and cigarettes and changes colour quickly. This method has a short shelf life. And after 5 years it must be repaired again.
  • Porcelain veneer

One of the most familiar treatments to improve the condition of teeth without metal wires is using porcelain veneers. A veneer is a thin covering placed on the teeth’ surface and gives your teeth a more attractive shape. This method can be used to restore teeth. misshapen, crooked, cracked, broken, stained and used to fill spaces between teeth.

As the name suggests, porcelain veneers are made of a material called porcelain. This material is very strong and has a long life. In this treatment method, the dentist shaves a little of the enamel surface from the front and sides of the tooth to Create space for the placement of the veneer and make your teeth look natural. This process may take some time, and you must visit the dentist several times.
As mentioned, porcelain veneer has a long lifespan; if properly cared for, it can last between 10 and 25 years. The veneer always maintains its original colour and is resistant to tea, cigarettes, and brown pigments. It is resistant. The only disadvantage of this method is that the tooth enamel is chipped, and its natural shape is changed.
In aligning the teeth without orthodontics, the teeth do not move; only by shaving or adding materials of the same colour, the teeth are aligned. 
The same colour of the tooth, called composite, is added to make the tooth’s surface look smooth. In aligning the teeth without orthodontics, the tooth enamel tissue is shaved, and the restorative material of the same colour is replaced. This method will bring problems for the patient. 
  • palate expander

Palate expanders are dental tools that widen the upper jaw and create more space inside the mouth while the child’s mouth grows. The space created gives the teeth the space they need to move into the correct position. This is because the jaw is made of two separate halves, which do not fully fuse until after puberty.
Expanders are custom-made for each mouth and are attached to the upper teeth in the back of the mouth. An expander uses traction at the point where the two palate bones meet to push them apart.
This process is gradual; although it may cause dental pain or pressure, it should not cause any pain.
These appliances are usually used before braces are placed on the teeth, especially if the child has a crossbite or crowding; however, sometimes, a child may only need a palatal expander. without needing treatment with braces afterwards.
  • Retainers 

Retainers are usually used to keep the teeth aligned after aligning them with braces, whether traditional metal braces or invisible aligners, and keeping them in the desired position. However, in some cases, only.
Mild alignment is needed. Braces-free retainers may be a good way to straighten teeth.
A type of aligner is designed to help the minor movements of the teeth; they are called spring retainers. These retainers are similar to regular retainers, but there are additives that can allow minor tooth movement.
  • Herbst Tool 

The Herbst tool is steel and fixed on the upper and lower first molar teeth. Molar teeth are connected by a steel framework that acts to exert force and gradually move the jaws in a line.
Like a palatal expander, any brace is used in children whose jaws are still growing and is usually, but not always, a supplement to braces.

What is the fastest way to straighten teeth?

Composite is one of the fastest ways to straighten teeth without orthodontics and fix front and other teeth. This restorative method helps change uneven teeth’ color, shape, and crookedness.

In general, composite is more suitable for people looking to beautify and whitening and fix their front teeth and do not want a treatment solution. Because the front teeth are usually seen when talking or smiling.

Moreover, composite is ineffective in solving the severe misalignment of teeth and teeth straightening and cannot replace orthodontics.

What is the most effective method of straightening teeth?

Dental orthodontics is a specialty of the subcategories of dental science, which is the science of pairing irregular teeth and all the problems related to Aligning the teeth. 

Orthodontic treatments are performed to establish a better relationship between teeth and jaws. 

With these treatments, we not only achieve more beauty and teeth straightening, but we can also prevent further caries due to misalignment and overlapping of some teeth or distance between teeth by observing hygiene.

By putting the teeth in their place and creating correct jaw relations, this method causes better pronunciation of letters and words by the patient and, ultimately, his presence in society with confidence.

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Sometimes the teeth grow so much that they overlap, are angled, or rotated; they may also be crowded, crooked, or misaligned.

The front teeth are usually placed up and outward in the upper teeth. In the lower jaw, overlap is also pervasive. 

This crowding of teeth becomes much worse with age if neglected. 

Such dental alignment issues not only make your smile look bad but can lead to several oral and dental health problems in the long run and your overall health.

Although you can check your teeth’ crookedness, the dentist will determine if your problem needs treatment and teeth straightening. 

During the examination, the cosmetic dentist looks for the following signs:

  •  Abnormal arrangement of teeth
  • Abnormality of facial appearance
  •  Discomfort or discomfort when chewing or biting
  •  Problems in speech, including the tip of the tongue.

Usually, your cosmetic dentist will refer you to an orthodontist specializing in diagnosing and curing crooked teeth, misaligning the jaws, and aligning the teeth.

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Author and specialist

Dr. Majid Zahrabi,


  • Board Certified Neurosurgeon
  • DHA certificate holder
  • Plantation certificate holder, France
  • Certified holder of Discogol, France
  • A pioneer in the non-surgical treatment of disc herniation in the Middle East and CIS countries.
  • Under the training and coaching of Professor Jacques Theron (founder of Discogel Therapy) since 2008
  • More than 400 successful cervical and 1300 lumbar discogel injections
  • Trained and certified several neurosurgeons and spine surgeons in the Middle East and CIS countries for the treatment of Discogel
  • Strong belief in patient-centered care planning and participation
  • Neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Imam Khomeini and Amir Mazandarani Hospital, Sari, Iran, with more than 430 surgeries annually, 2000-2011
  • Neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Farmaniyeh, Nikan and Yas Sepid Hospital, Tehran, Iran, with more than 400 surgeries annually, 2011-2012
  • Neurosurgeon at Iranian Hospital, Dubai, 2022-2023
  • Since 2015, he has been working as a reference doctor for the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with Discogel and has trained many doctors of spine-related specialties in various countries of the Middle East and CIS in person/practically and online.



  • Individual training sessions under the direct supervision of Professor Jacques Theron in Discogel treatment, 2008-2020
  • Training sessions under the supervision of Professor Thierry Boye on spinal implants, 2007
  • Participation and presentation in several national and international medical and neuro-spinal conferences
  • Board certificate by Iran Neurosurgery Board, 2001
  • Neurosurgery assistant training course, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran, 1996-2001 (In 2001, he graduated from Isfahan University of Medical Sciences with the first rank in the country.
  • His thesis the titled:The Application of human amniotic membrane in repair of dura matter in dogs.” ( It was happening for the first time in the world. )
  • General medical education, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran, 1984-1993


Published books:

  • CT scan of the brain for doctors
  • Etiology and treatment of painful spine disorders
  • Atlas of diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of spine disorders
  • The most common mistakes in the treatment of spinal disorders
  • Reading brain CT scan in simple language (3rd place in the book of the year)
  • Treatment of head and spine injuries

Publications and articles:

  • Bacteriostatic and bactericidal effects of DISCOGEL® (https://www.researchgate.net/)
  • Muscle recovery, reduction of pain, and improvement of movement strategies in patients with lumbar discopathy after injection of Discogel.
  • The article on the initial results of the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with discogel injection, which won the second-best poster rank at the Pan Arab International Congress of Interventional Radiology (March 14-16, 2015) and was accepted for presentation at the Chicago Pain Congress.
  • The use of human amniotic membrane in dura mater repair in dogs, a study for the first time in the world.



  • Annual Congress of Physiotherapists of Iran, 2019
  • Chicago International Pain Congress, 2019
  • Iran International Pain Management Congress, 2018
  • Annual Congress of Physiotherapists of Iran, 2018
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Armenia for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2017
  • First Live Workshop and Seminar on Minimally Invasive Disc Therapy (DISCON), 2017
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Azerbaijan for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2016
  • Seminar of Iranian official managers, 2016
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Tajikistan for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2016
  • International Neurological Intervention Congress in Iran, 2014
  • Educational seminar for nurses on treatment approaches for head and spine trauma, 2014
  • Educational seminar for general practitioners on treatment approaches for head and spine trauma, 2014
  • Speech at the Retraining Seminar for General Practitioners and Specialists in Dubai (Discon) in 2017
  • Speech in the internal retraining courses of Irani Hospital, Dubai
  • Holding lecture sessions and practical workshops on the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with discogel injection in Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Oman, and Armenia during the years 2015 to 2021.
  • Giving a lecture and holding a practical workshop for neurosurgeons in Vietnam at Ho Chi Minh City University in 2023

Dr. Majid Zohrabi started treating his patients in Dubai in 2022 and continues his activities in private medical centers in the UAE.