Much like missing teeth, crooked teeth are not only embarrassing, but cause for oral health concerns. Crooked teeth can make brushing and flossing teeth a challenge, allowing plaque and debris to build up. This build up can lead to cavity formation and gum disease.
Straightening Teeth Without Braces
Many adults wish to straighten their teeth but want to do so without metal braces. Braces are a long and sometimes painful process. Besides being uncomfortable, braces are sometimes seen as juvenile, and many adults don’t want to wear them. There are other options to get a straighter smile.
Common options for straightening teeth without braces include:
Porcelain Veneers Porcelain Veneers can be used to correct minor problems including gaps between teeth, crooked teeth or uneven teeth. Learn more about Porcelain Veneers
Cosmetic Bonding Cosmetic bonding is a quick and easy way to fix minor imperfections in the teeth, including crooked teeth. For this procedure, a biocompatible resin is applied directly to the tooth and sculpted into the proper shape and form.
Cosmetic bonding does not remove any of the natural tooth, but is not as durable and long-lasting as other procedures and may require touch-ups.
Dental Crowns A dental crown covers the entire tooth and can be used to close spaces between teeth, lengthen teeth, and achieve symmetry. A dental crown can also treat teeth that are worn, broken, or affected by tooth decay. Learn more about Dental Crowns