Crooked teeth, or teeth that do not align properly, is a dental concern that dentists seen often. Although addressing crooked teeth is a cosmetic concern, it may also improve your oral health. Crooked teeth can affect the function, appearance, and health of your teeth. Addressing crooked teeth can help improve your confidence and encourage a healthier, more functional smile.
Patients with crooked teeth are at an increased risk of developing:
Washington, DC cosmetic dentist Dr. Justin Deckard offers solutions for patients with crooked or misaligned teeth. Treating crooked teeth can help restore your oral health and enhance the appearance of your natural smile.
Why Straighten Crooked Teeth?
Straightening crooked teeth is crucial at any age. Patients with crooked teeth are more inclined to develop serious oral health concerns. When the teeth are crooked, brushing and flossing become increasingly difficult. Patients are unable to clean all surfaces of the teeth, making their teeth more prone to developing tooth decay, cavities, or gum disease. Realigning a crooked smile can improve a patients’ confidence and improve their overall oral health.
Straightening Crooked Teeth Without Braces
Dr. Deckard offers a range of cosmetic solutions that can encourage a straighter smile. We understand that most patients are seeking a solution to straighten crooked teeth without the need for traditional metal braces. Dr. Deckard can evaluate your oral health, discuss your cosmetic goals, and create a treatment plan based on your needs.
Treatment options for crooked teeth:
- Porcelain Veneers: Dr. Deckard can design and place beautifully crafted porcelain veneers that can improve the appearance of crooked teeth.
- Tooth Bonding: Tooth bonding is a quick, simple solution that can be used to enhance the appearance of a crooked tooth.
- Invisalign: Invisalign is a clear, removable aligner that gradually repositions crooked teeth into proper alignment. Patients choose Invisalign because it offers a discreet, comfortable solution to address crooked teeth. Invisalign is ideal for both teens and adults with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns.
Crooked Teeth FAQs
Is it necessary to fix crooked teeth?
While it isn’t necessary, we highly recommend that you fix crooked teeth. For starters, it’s a confidence boost and makes you more likely to show off your smile. But crooked teeth are also harder to clean and can make you more susceptible to tooth decay or gum disease. They may also lead to issues with your bite if the pressure isn’t distributed equally.
Why are my teeth getting crooked as I get older?
Even if you’ve had treatment for crooked teeth when you were younger, you may still have issues. As we get older, our lower jaw grows forward and gets a little bit narrower. This leads to teeth becoming more bunched up, even if they were okay before.
What if I only have a single crooked tooth?
With the various methods that are available, single tooth straightening is easier than you may think. If it isn’t impacting the health of your smile, we can easily bond or cover it with a porcelain veneer.
We create treatment plans on a personalized basis. Dr. Deckard takes time to examine your smile and understand your need before creating an appropriate treatment plan. To learn more about your treatment options for crooked teeth, visit DC Precision Dentistry in Washington, DC. To schedule an appointment, call (202) 851-7554 or request an appointment online.