Would you like to achieve a straighter smile?
Dr. Zahra Kavianpour and our team at Brighter Smile Family Dentistry & Orthodontics can work with patients of all ages to help them achieve a straighter smile. During your visit, we can assess your teeth and jaw to determine which type of tooth straightening treatment works best for your needs. The goal is to find an effective solution that will help improve the health and appearance of your natural teeth.
To learn more about your treatment options for crooked teeth, visit our Sterling, VA dental practice.
The Importance of Straightening Crooked Teeth
Not only should crooked teeth be addressed to improve the appearance of your smile, but they should also be addressed to improve the overall health and function of your smile. For instance, patients with crooked teeth may be at an increased risk of developing the following conditions:
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Bite disorders
- Tooth damage
- Difficulty chewing
First, crooked teeth are harder to clean than straight teeth. Your teeth are jumbled and overlapping, causing tight spaces that are difficult to reach with your toothbrush and floss. As a result, tooth decay and gum disease are more prevalent.
Further, crooked teeth mean that your bite doesn’t come together properly. Because of this, teeth may break easily because they’re taking on more pressure than they should be.
Treatment Options For Crooked Teeth
Dr. Kavianpour offers multiple treatment options for patients with crooked teeth. During your visit, we will examine your smile, discuss your cosmetic goals, and explore all possible solutions. The goal is to find a treatment that restores beauty and balance to your smile
Treatment options for crooked teeth may include one of the following solutions:
Invisalign: This orthodontic solution utilizes clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten the teeth. Patients have the option of removing their aligners to brush, floss, and eat without restriction. Invisalign treatment is custom-designed to meet the cosmetic goals and orthodontic needs of the patient.
Porcelain veneers: Dental veneers are ultra-thin ceramic shells that are bonded to the front and sides of the teeth to improve the appearance of your smile. Depending on the extent of your crooked teeth, veneers can be a viable option for your smile. Veneers are custom-made to blend seamlessly and create a beautiful smile.
Dental bonding: Bonding is a simple procedure that adds composite resin to the tooth to improve the appearance of your smile. This cosmetic solution can be used to improve the appearance 0f crooked teeth.
Crooked Teeth FAQs
Do I need full braces if only one of my teeth is crooked?
If you only have one tooth that is crooked, the good news is you will only need to wear braces on the level of teeth that the crooked tooth is on. Some patients may get a retainer or Invisalign on that level of teeth to correct the one that is misaligned.
Do teeth shift with age?
As we age, we start to lose strength in our bones. In your mouth, your gums recede which changes the way your teeth appear. As gum tissue shifts and bones become weaker, our mouths are more susceptible to shifting.
Is it too late to straighten my teeth?
It is never too late to attempt to straighten your teeth! There is no age limit to any orthodontic treatment. Orthodontics straight teeth, and improve the function of one’s smile. If you are considering orthodontic treatment, call our office to schedule a consultation today!
Achieve A Straighter Smile Today. Request a Dental Exam
Get a straighter smile with crooked teeth treatment in Sterling, VA. Visit your trusted team of dentists at Brighter Smile Family Dentistry & Orthodontics for a dental consultation. During your visit, we can discuss your goals, assess your needs, and create a treatment plan that is right for you.