Treatment options: When overcrowding is a problem, a dentist may recommend removing one (or more) teeth, giving the rest enough space to spread out. Once extracted, braces can pull the rest of the teeth in line. Braces make use of metal or plastic brackets that are glued to the fronts of your teeth, and then wires and rubber bands systematically straighten them over time.
An alternative to braces is a less evident product called Invisalign, which uses a series of transparent bite trays to align the teeth. Invisalign may not work for teeth that grow in at different heights or those that are severely rotated.
Dental veneers can provide more immediate results to fill in spaces and even out teeth that grow at different heights. The treatment bonds shells made of porcelain or a less durable composite material ($800-$2,500 or $250-$1,500 respectively) to the exterior of the tooth. The pearly covers can be adjusted by shade, shape, and height.