Besides cosmetic concerns, crooked teeth can also lead to oral health conditions that affect the longevity of a healthy smile. Crooked teeth make it difficult to brush and floss, allowing plaque to build up between teeth, causing tooth decay and gum disease. Misaligned teeth may also contribute to bite disorders and TMJ related problems.
Dr. Sheen offers treatment options for straightening teeth with and without the use of orthodontics. We also offer discreet orthodontic treatment with invisible braces using Invisalign. Adults sometimes want to avoid braces, as they can be difficult or even embarrassing to wear. There are a number of ways to fix crooked teeth without braces.
Porcelain Veneers are thin, translucent shells that cover the front and sides of the teeth. They require the tooth surface to be prepared and are considered a permanent restoration. The durable porcelain material gives a uniform appearance to the teeth and provides a natural looking, stain resistant luster.
Dental Crowns may be used as a corrective method for crooked teeth, to cover the entire tooth like a cap. Porcelain Dental Crowns are available to provide a natural look. These can also be used to fill in gaps between teeth.
In most cases, Dr. Sheen is able to provide same day treatment for Dental Crowns and dental veneers, thanks to advanced CEREC technology. Imagine being able to walk out of the dentist office with a brand new smile in just one visit.
Cosmetic bonding uses composite resins to cover the surface of the stained/broken/or crooked tooth. Applied directly to the tooth, this procedure is quick and cost effective for treating teeth, but is not permanent and may need to be touched up in the future. This is often the ideal solution for minor imperfections, younger patients or anyone not ready for the commitment of dental veneers.
Invisalign is a great option to fixed crooked teeth for adults who do not wish to have braces. Invisalign uses a series of plastic aligners to gradually move teeth. For effective treatment, the aligners should be worn 24 hours a day, but can be removed when eating, brushing, or flossing. Invisalign aligners are changed every 2-3 weeks and average treatment lasts 6-12 months. Most patients find that Invisalign is much more comfortable than braces.
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