Crooked Teeth Frederick, MD

As your trusted local cosmetic dental office, Frederick Center for Dentistry is happy to provide solutions for crooked teeth. By fixing your mild to moderate orthodontic concerns, you are investing in the appearance of your smile and your dental health. Many patients visit our office looking for cosmetic solutions to straighten their crooked and misaligned teeth. Teeth that are out of alignment cause more than just cosmetic concerns but also affect the overall function and health of your mouth.

Patients with crooked teeth are more at risk for gum disease development and dental damage. Your teeth work together when performing daily tasks such as chewing or speaking. Crooked teeth and alignment issues make it harder for your mouth to function properly, and lead to new issues. Fixing misaligned or crooked teeth actually helps prevent many problems from occurring.

Crooked teeth treatment in Frederick MD

Treatment for Crooked Teeth in Frederick, MD

Frederick Center for Dentistry offers solutions to treat crooked teeth at our Frederick dental practice. The most popular treatment is Invisalign. However, there are many ways to align teeth that do not involve orthodontic treatment. Dr. Goyal will evaluate your oral health and recommend only the best treatment options for you.


Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment that does not involve wearing metal braces. This clear aligner treatment is appropriate for mile to moderate cases of crooked teeth. It uses a series of clear aligners that are custom made to fit perfectly on your teeth. Over time, they will slowly shift your teeth into proper alignment.

Young teen patients suffering from crooked teeth benefit the most. They are clear, discreet, and can you can remove them to eat, brush your teeth, and floss. To learn more about the Invisalign process, see Invisalign.

Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers are a great permanent option to hide a single misaligned tooth or two. Porcelain veneers are thin shells that our dentist bonds to the front surface of your teeth to hide imperfections. They consist of porcelain because it matches the sheen and appearance of your natural teeth.

Dr. Goyal will custom make them from impressions of your teeth, and can apply them in one visit. To learn more about the porcelain veneer process, see Porcelain veneers.

Dental Bonding

Just like porcelain veneers, dental bonding can correct a few crooked teeth that aren’t causing health issues. Consisting of a composite resin compound, dental bonding is more affordable than veneers. Although it’s not as permanent. To learn about this tooth-colored treatment, see Teeth bonding.

Dental Crowns

Sometimes dental crowns can fix teeth alignment. This is a suitable treatment when there are other issues present, such as tooth damage. A dental crown is like a cap that will completely encase the tooth to the gum line.

We will custom make the crown to resemble a natural tooth and so it blends in perfectly with your surrounding teeth. To learn more about the dental crown process, see Dental crown.

The Benefits of Straightening Crooked Teeth

When you straighten your teeth, you can look forward to an improved smile which often leads to more confidence and self-esteem. Additionally, your teeth will be easier to keep clean during your daily oral hygiene routine. There there will be no more large gaps or crevices for bacteria and food residue to hide between. This will lower your risk of developing periodontal disease and tooth decay.

Crooked teeth also result in a improper bite. This often leads to jaw pain or tension headaches. Straightening your teeth may also help stop these symptoms or prevent them from occurring in the first place.

Lastly, misaligned teeth are more susceptible to certain damage such chipping, cracking, and wear and tear. With better alignment, you will lower your risk of tooth damage.

Crooked Teeth FAQs

To learn more about crooked teeth, read through our frequently asked section. Crooked teeth are more than an aesthetic concern. They can also affect your oral health especially if they are severe. Contact our dental office if you have further questions that need answered.

Why are my teeth crooked?

Several factors can contribute to crooked or misaligned teeth issues. Most people find that their crooked teeth are the result of their genetics. Additionally, if as a child you sucked your thumb or a pacifier often, this could also result in crooked teeth. Misalignment of the jaw following facial trauma is also common, as well as orthodontic relapse.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign is a system of clear plastic aligners that puts pressure on your teeth and shifts them into a straighter position. Invisalign is not only completely see-through while in use, but also removable. Patients prefer Invisalign to traditional braces because they do not have to worry about the drawbacks. Traditional braces require dietary restrictions and can pose a risk to your oral hygiene.

What problems can crooked teeth cause?

Cracked teeth, jaw tension, temporomandibular joint disease, and persistent migraines can all come from crooked teeth. Crooked teeth cause excessive wear and tear on gums and jaw muscles. They may also cause difficulty speaking and enunciating certain sounds.

Are crooked teeth genetic?

Genetics may cause teeth to come in crooked. If parents have crooked teeth, it is much more likely that the child will develop them as well. Some of the most prevalent genetic factors that affect teeth are overbites, underbites, and misaligned jaws.

How common are crooked teeth?

Approximately nine out of ten people have slightly crooked teeth. 75 percent of us have wisdom teeth that do not have enough space to fully erupt. When your wisdom teeth begin to erupt and there is no space, it causes crowding and crooked teeth.

Do crooked teeth affect speech?

Crooked teeth sometimes cause problems with speech. Speaking issues can arise from a number of conditions, including overbite, gapped teeth, and crowding. Additionally, it can be difficult for people to understand you if you have slurred speech, or you speak with a lisp. In many cases, correcting crooked teeth resolves speech impediments.

Can crooked teeth change the shape of my face?

Underbite, overbite, crooked teeth, and misaligned jaws are all factors that can affect the symmetry of your face. People tend to think that faces are more attractive when they are more symmetrical. The structure of the jawbone and length of your face are both preserved by the alignment of your teeth.

Find the right treatment for your crooked teeth in Frederick, MD.

Book a consult today to learn more about our crooked teeth treatments. Call 301-264-5680 today or request an appointment online. We provide several treatments to align teeth including Invisalign, the best clear aligner orthodontic treatment.