Do you have crooked teeth? Are you suffering from bite problems because of a misaligned bite?
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.
The Tyma Trachtenberg Center for Contemporary Dental Health offers cosmetic solutions provided by our professional team. Dr. Mark Tyma, Dr. Brian Trachtenberg, and Dr. Peter Bullock aim to help patients receive a brighter and more uniform smile.
Why Straighten Crooked Teeth?
Crooked teeth can lead to a misaligned bite, which may carry multiple problems and dental concerns. Teeth may wear down due to tooth clenching and grinding, a condition that affects those with crooked teeth more than those with straight teeth.
Misaligned teeth can also be harder to clean. Plaque and tartar can hide between teeth and cause tooth decay. Before cosmetically changing misaligned teeth, our dentists may need to treat tooth decay depending on your specific needs.
Treating Crooked Teeth
There are many treatment options that your dentist can use to correct and improve the appearance of crooked teeth.
Clear aligners are used to shift teeth into a straighter position. They are also more comfortable and offer a shorter treatment time 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.
Made of high-quality porcelain, dental veneers are a great treatment option used to 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 and can also give patients a brighter smile.
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. Like porcelain veneers, tooth bonding treatment can brighten your smile by several shades.
Crooked Teeth FAQs
How long does it take for crooked teeth to straighten?
Teeth straightening can take anywhere from six months to two years, depending on the complexity of the individual’s alignment issues. We may recommend wearing retainers after treatment to prevent the teeth from shifting back to their original position.
What happens if you leave your teeth crooked?
Misaligned teeth put you at greater risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and heart attacks. It is important to treat misaligned teeth to prevent further complications.
Do crooked teeth get worse over time?
It’s important to know that tooth misalignment will never go away, and will likely get worse over time. We recommend seeking treatment sooner rather than later to prevent crowding and more shifting.
call Tyma Trachtenberg Dental today at (215) 261-7392. You are also able to schedule a consultation with us online.