Are you embarrassed by crooked teeth?
Do you find yourself covering your smile because of your crooked teeth? Treating crooked teeth not only improves teeth aesthetically but also benefits oral health. Straightening and realigning crooked teeth can help prevent problems that may impact the form and function of teeth.
Problems with Crooked Teeth
If left untreated, crooked teeth may lead to several problems, including:
- Tooth wear
- Increased risk of tooth decay
- Improper chewing
- Strain on teeth, jaw, and muscles
Straight teeth allow better access to areas between teeth like gums. Plaque can build up in places that crooked teeth make it difficult to clean. However, with the right treatment, problems like tooth decay can be prevented.
Treatment for Crooked Teeth
There are multiple options for patients with varying levels of treatment. Before treatment, Dr. Drew Shulman will assess your teeth and will take your budget and goals into consideration. Then, one of these treatments may be chosen:
Invisalign® uses clear plastic braces that provide comfort in comparison to traditional metal braces. The clear braces are custom-designed to each patient and are removable for patient’s convenience. Your teeth will gradually straighten over time using this solution.
Tooth bonding utilizes biocomposite material that is sculpted and shaped to a tooth, and then “bonded” using a special light. This treatment can not only be used for crooked teeth, but also for other damaged or chipped teeth.
Made of high-quality porcelain, dental veneers cover the front and sides of teeth. This option can be used to correct minor alignment issues and improve the appearance of teeth. Porcelain veneers make teeth look straighter and more balanced.
Dental crowns are caps that cover entire teeth. Like porcelain veneers, dental crowns improve teeth aesthetically. However, they can also protect teeth from wear, tear, decay, and other oral health problems.
Schedule an Appointment
Improve your oral health and the aesthetics of your teeth. If you want to straighten your crooked teeth, call today. Schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Shulman today at (215) 372-1142.