Are you unhappy with your crooked teeth? Do you want a straighter and more balanced smile?
In many cases, crooked teeth should be corrected to prevent oral health problems. It can be difficult to clean between crooked teeth, and bacteria can build up in spaces that are hard to reach. Teeth can become damaged if malocclusion is impacting the function of the bite. However, there are options for patients who want an aesthetic or oral health change.
It is never too late to straighten your smile!
Treatment Options for Crooked Teeth
Whether you want to improve the aesthetics of your smile or have a simpler time cleaning your teeth, we offer treatments for all types of budgets and needs.
An alternative to traditional metal braces, Invisalign utilizes clear aligners that gradually shift teeth every two weeks. The aligners can be removed for eating and brushing teeth and tend to be more comfortable than metal braces because they don’t irritate gums. Invisalign has a shorter treatment time than traditional options and can provide straighter teeth to patients in six to eighteen months.
Tooth bonding is an economical way to take care of crooked teeth. It can perform many of the same functions as porcelain veneers, but it’s less permanent and costs less. A composite resin is color-matched to the shade of the rest of your teeth. This can be molded and shaped to look natural in your smile.
Porcelain veneers can be a great aesthetic treatment for crooked teeth. Like bonding material, the thin porcelain for veneers is color-matched to the rest of your smile. A lab makes the veneers specific to your mouth so that they fit perfectly. This treatment bonds porcelain ceramic to teeth for a straighter and brighter appearance.
Crooked teeth can also be accompanied by jaw problems. A misaligned jaw can cause speech and chewing problems. Maxillofacial surgery can move the jaw into its proper place. We may recommend a maxillofacial surgeon to you before exploring any other treatment options if our dentists find that you have misaligned jaw.
Crooked Teeth FAQs
What causes teeth to grow crooked?
Teeth may grow crooked for a variety of reasons. The most common reason teeth grow crooked is genetics. They also may become crooked due to an injury, missing teeth, or decay.
Do crooked teeth get worse with age?
Crooked teeth may become worse with age. Patients may find that teeth shift to become more crooked with time. They may appear to be overcrowded due to shifts in bone structure as patients age.
Can teeth be straightened at any age?
Teeth may be straightened at any age, but it is best to attempt to straighten teeth between the ages of 12-18. Teeth respond better to treatment at a younger age. Adults who want to align their teeth should consider orthodontics. Straightening teeth improves function of teeth, hygiene, and confidence.
Schedule a Dental Exam Today
Do you want a straighter and more balanced smile? Call the Stewart Dental Group for treatment today at our dental practice near you 704-255-4256. You can also request an appointment with us online today.