As your trusted local cosmetic dentist office, Dr. Sahil Goyal and the team at Frederick Center for Dentistry is happy to provide solutions for crooked teeth in Frederick, MD. By fixing your mild to moderate orthodontic concerns, you are not only investing in bettering the appearance of your smile, but also in the longevity of your dental health.
Many patients visit our office looking for cosmetic solutions to straighten their crooked, misaligned teeth. Teeth that are out of alignment cause more than just cosmetic concerns but also affect the overall function and health of your smile. Patients with crooked teeth are often more at risk for gum disease development and dental damage. This is because your teeth are meant to work together when performing daily tasks such as chewing or speaking.
Treatment for Crooked Teeth in Frederick, MD
Frederick Center for Dentistry offers solutions to treat crooked teeth in Frederick, MD. The most popular treatment is Invisalign. However, there are also other ways to align teeth that do not involve orthodontic treatment. To help patients suffering from crooked, misaligned teeth, our dentists will analyze your teeth and recommend the best treatment 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. 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.
Dental veneers are a great permanent option to hide misaligned teeth. Teeth veneers are thin shells that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth to improve their appearance. They are made of porcelain to match the sheen and appearance of natural teeth. We will custom make them from impressions of your teeth. To learn more about the porcelain veneer process, see Porcelain veneers.
Sometime teeth alignment can be fixed with dental crowns. This is a suitable treatment when misalignment is accompanied by other issues 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 to blend 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 appearance 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 smile may also help get rid of 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?
There are many reasons one might develop crooked or misaligned teeth. 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 put pressure on your teeth while being worn and encourage your smile to shift 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 dietary restrictions and oral hygiene risks that come with traditional braces.
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 teeth that are maloccluded, or slightly crooked. 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 your letter sounds are generally are incorrect, 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 and form 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 find out which 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, a clear aligner orthodontic treatment.