Lots of people are born with crooked teeth, and yet, when you look at magazines and on TV, you’d think that you were a minority. The truth is that the majority of Hollywood stars have had some variation of cosmetic dentistry to improve their smile.
When it comes to treatment for crooked teeth, dentists can utilize different techniques to give you that million dollar smile. The most common options for straightening teeth that come to mind are metal or ceramic braces and Invisalign® invisible braces.
If you have a single tooth that is crooked or smaller than the others, it can sometimes be improved by tooth reshaping or bonding. This is where the dentist manually contours your tooth to be more aesthetically pleasing.
Your dentist can also provide you with a fast track to a straight smile using dental veneers. These are contact lens thin porcelain veneers that are placed over your own teeth. It requires your own teeth to be smoothed down in preparation for the veneer and in some cases can be completed in two dental visits.
There are instances where crooked teeth are caused from overcrowding. Your dentist’s approach depends on your individual case, and can include the removal of one or more teeth. Occasionally, your jaw can be a contributing factor to address and shift into a proper position. This is usually done in conjunction with orthodontics (braces).
To find out what we would recommend for your smile enhancement, contact us today for a free dental consultation.We are open days, evenings and Saturdays for your convenience, and we are accepting new patients.
Dr. Kate Bazydlo, Winston Churchill Dental