Colleen Cancio explains on HowStuffWorks that a person can straighten his teeth without braces by using aligners, retainers, contouring or veneers. Clear, plastic removable aligners are the most popular alternatives to b... More » Health Dental

It is not possible to straighten the teeth at home without working with a dental professional, according to HowStuffWorks. There are, however, alternatives to traditional braces such as aligners, veneers and contouring. More » Health Dental

It is impossible to straighten one's own teeth at home by pushing on them, and doing so can result in tooth loosening or tooth loss, warns Vincent G. Kokich, a private practice orthodontist. He explains that teeth only m... More » Health Dental
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Teeth may be straightened with traditional braces, retainers, mouth guards or clear aligners, such as Invisalign, states HowStuffWorks. People with minor misalignment may also consider porcelain veneers or contouring, wh... More » Health Dental

The most common alternatives to orthodontic braces for straightening crooked teeth are removable aligners and retainers and dental contouring. These alternatives may not be suitable if the teeth are severely misaligned. More » Health Dental

To make a natural tooth whitener, a person crushes strawberries into a pulp, applies the pulp on her teeth, waits for five minutes, and then rinses it off, according to HowStuffWorks. Other natural tooth whiteners includ... More » Health Dental

Different types of braces include metal, ceramic, self-ligating and clear aligners, states Eckels Orthodontics. Metal braces constructed from high-quality, stainless steel, incorporating brackets, elastics and archwires ... More » Health Dental