Crooked Teeth Correction for Cabin Crew: 3 Discreet Orthodontic Treatments for Flight Attendants

As a flight attendant, it is your job to ensure that your passengers' journey proceeds as smoothly and seamlessly as possible. This means you are always front and centre, greeting passengers with a friendly smile and taking care of their needs during the flight. A healthy and attractive set of teeth then is an important asset and one that some airlines require a natural smile and braces to be clear.

While standards do differ from airline to airline, as a flight attendant it is only natural that you seek to look your best at all times. Therefore, if you aren't completely happy with your teeth due to gaps or crookedness, you'll be pleased to know that there are several discreet teeth straightening options available to you.

Lingual Braces

This type of brace is the most discreet of the three options available to you. Unlike traditional braces which are fixed to the front of your teeth, lingual braces are attached to the back of your teeth. This means that they are all but invisible.

However, lingual braces are designed specifically to target your front 6 teeth, which dentists refer to as the 'social 6', and cannot be used for premolars or molars.

Whilst wearing this type of brace, you may at first find that your tongue becomes irritated due to contact with the brace. You may also develop a lisp but within 1–2 days, these symptoms will pass as you get used to the brace.

Ceramic Braces

Although ceramic braces are not completely invisible, they are much less noticeable than traditional braces. Ceramic braces consist of a wire, which can be made of tooth-coloured material, and clear brackets.

This type of brace works in a similar manner to traditional braces and is more suitable than Invisalign for moderate to severe cases.


As with ceramic braces, Invisalign aligners are made of clear dental grade plastic and so are almost unnoticeable. The main advantage of Invisalign however, is that they are removable, meaning they can be removed for meals whenever you clean your teeth.

You are expected to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day, but being able to remove them means that you can take them out whenever you need to address passengers over the intercom.

Whether you are still in the midst of the application process or already working as a flight attendant, these discreet orthodontic treatments will ensure that you feel confident and assured as you jet from place to place.