Teeth that are crooked can create both aesthetic and dental health concerns for patients of all ages, even adults who may have had orthodontic treatment when they were younger. Crooked teeth can allow undue biting forces to be placed on teeth which can also lead to chips, cracks and worn teeth. Straightening a crooked smile will not only boost your smile confidence, but it will also improve your overall dental health and support the long-term stability of your bite.
Why Straighten Crooked Teeth?
Dr. Rafat or Dr. Izadi will evaluate the underlying cause for teeth that are crooked in an effort to determine the most effective and lasting treatment options. In many cases, malocclusion is related to the structure of the jaw and overcrowded teeth. We offer several treatment options that can be used to straighten your smile, depending on the existence or severity of an underlying problem. The goal of your treatment is to not only address the cosmetic concerns but to identify and address underlying structural concerns that could impact the integrity of your results. In other words, just treating the symptoms can lead to a relapse of tooth position and the need for additional dentistry down the road.
Crooked teeth can present challenges for the maintenance of a healthy smile, making it more difficult to brush and floss all surfaces effectively. Bacteria can remain in crevices and between crooked teeth, increasing your risk for developing tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease.
Straightening Crooked Teeth
We will create a personalized treatment plan for straightening your teeth to address your cosmetic and oral health needs in a comprehensive manner. Treatment may be conservative when there are no concerns about the structure or function of the bite or may require advanced orthodontics to address complex concerns.
- Tooth bonding: if a tooth appears crooked but is not impacting the bite, we may use tooth bonding to change the shape and overall appearance of the tooth.
- Porcelain veneers: if several teeth appear crooked but are not causing a bite problem, customized dental veneers can offer a beautiful, lasting solution.
- Invisalign: Dr. Izadi is a Baltimore Invisalign provider, having recently been awarded the Top Invisalign Dentist in North America award. She can address mild to moderate orthodontic concerns with clear braces.
Schedule An Appointment
If you have been hiding your smile due to crooked or misaligned teeth, schedule a consultation with one of our Hunt Valley dentists. We offer the personalized dental care necessary to create beautiful smiles that support lasting dental health, seeking to meet your needs and help you achieve your goals. Contact our office at (410) 656-2278 or request an appointment online.