Do you feel self-conscious about your smile because of crooked teeth?
Crooked teeth can often have a negative effect on your self-confidence in your smile. But did you know that they can also be the cause of other dental problems, including bite related concerns? Teeth that are crooked or misaligned can be difficult to brush and floss effectively, prevent the teeth from making proper contact and lead to a range of dental concerns including:
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Uncomfortable bite
- Chipped teeth
Treatment for Crooked Teeth
Dr. O’Malley works with patients to address crooked teeth with a treatment option that is best suited to their dental health and cosmetic goals. The goal of treatment is to not only improve the aesthetics of your smile, but your overall oral health for long term results. Treatment options can include:
If there are no concerns about the fit and function of your bite, Dr. O’Malley may recommend the use of dental crowns or dental veneers to provide a straighter appearance, especially if only one or two teeth are rotated.
Dr. O’Malley is a local Invisalign provider and can also use this orthodontic treatment to straighten your smile if there are mild to moderate orthodontic concerns such as malocclusion. Invisalign can treat underbite, overbite and crooked teeth with convenient, discreet clear aligners. Most patients can complete treatment in about a year and maintain results with the daily use of a retainer.