Over time, crooked teeth can impact the function of your bite. When the bite is imbalanced, patients are more prone to tooth damage such as tooth fractures, chipped teeth, and even tooth loss. Treating crooked teeth are more than a cosmetic concern, it can affect the overall health and function of your teeth.
Amherst dentists, Dr. Karl Neuhaus and Dr. Walter Neuhaus, offer a wide selection of treatment solutions to address crooked and misaligned teeth. At Creekside Dentistry in Amherst, NY we offer effective solutions to straighten crooked teeth with or without braces. Our dental care team will work with you to determine which dentistry solutions fit your budget, cosmetic goals, and oral health needs.
Why Straighten Crooked Teeth
Aside from cosmetic reasons, when left untreated crooked teeth can have adverse effects on your oral health. On average, crooked teeth are more difficult to clean that aligned teeth because patients have a difficult time cleaning all surfaces of the teeth. Brushing and flossing are effective tools used to clean the teeth, but when the teeth are misaligned, you are more prone to developing tooth decay, gum disease, and cavities.
In advanced cases, crooked teeth can affect the bite and alignment of the teeth, causing tension in the teeth, jaw, and muscles. Patients may experience increased headaches, TMJ pain, and teeth damage.
Straightening Crooked Teeth
Traditionally, crooked teeth are treated with metal braces. However, patients can effectively straighten crooked teeth without the need for traditional braces. Depending on the severity of your orthodontic concern, we may suggest Invisalign, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, or dental crowns to address crooked and misaligned teeth.
Treatment Options For Crooked Teeth
Invisalign is one of the most popular solutions used to treat crooked teeth. Invisalign consists of multiple sets of clear, removable aligners used to gradually straighten the teeth over the course of your treatment. Invisalign may be used to treat a variety of alignment issues including crowding, spacing, overbite, and underbite. Patients can comfortably remove the aligners to perform their normal oral hygiene routine and to eat and drink without restriction.
Dental bonding is a simple cosmetic dentistry treatment that can be completed in one visit to our Amherst, NY dental office. Your Amherst dentist will carefully apply a tooth-colored composite resin onto the affected tooth. The composite resin can be sculpted, molded, and color matched to blend naturally with your existing teeth.
Dental crowns are a tooth-colored cap that fits securely over the damaged portion of a tooth. Dental crowns can be used to treat mishappen and crooked teeth for a natural looking result.
Porcelain Veneers are an effective wave to fix the appearance of crooked teeth. Porcelain veneers are specially designed to fit over the front and sides of the teeth. Porcelain veneers are created using a highly durable stain and decay resistant material.
Find Solutions For Crooked Teeth in Amherst, NY
Schedule a consultation with the dentists at Creekside Dentistry in Amherst, NY to find out which treatment options are right for you, call (716) 262-8070 or request an appointment online.