Crooked Teeth Can Be Fixed Easily
Do you have crooked teeth? Have you lived with the embarrassment of having crooked teeth and felt uncomfortable smiling in public? Well if you answered yes to either of these questions, we have some very good news for you. There are some options for getting that straight and beautiful smile you have always wanted and it can be done without all the metal and discomfort of days gone by. As a matter of fact, dentistry has progressed so far that treatment options for crooked teeth have never been better.
If you have been self-conscious about your smile because of crooked teeth, we have treatment options to help. Here are some of the best options for straightening your teeth today.
Invisalign is also known as clear braces are a really good choice for moving slightly to moderately crooked teeth. They are actually a set of very strong, clear plastic removable aligners for your teeth. They work by shifting the teeth into the ideal position over time. After a few months, you will begin to see the teeth moving into position.
Because they are removable, you really have a lot of control over your oral hygiene program while using Invisalign. Traditional types of braces are more difficult to keep clean as with Invisalign, you just remove them, brush and floss like normal.
Invisalign is not for everyone. Some people don’t have strong enough teeth and gums to support the tension created by these clear braces. We may recommend another type of orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth.
One of the most popular treatments for treating slightly crooked teeth is porcelain veneers. Veneers can really give you a very natural looking smile and can even be color matched to the rest of your teeth.
They are made from a block of porcelain and fashioned to fit just over the surface of your tooth. They can applied in one or two visits to the office and are custom fit just for your mouth. They can also be cheaper than braces depending on how many you need and your have results in a week or two and not 2 or 3 years.
Another way of correcting crooked teeth is tooth contouring or reshaping of the teeth. Normally we scrape off a portion of the existing tooth enamel and then place a bonding material over the tooth. We then shape that material into the look we are trying to achieve just for you.
Bonding is a really cost effective way to fix your teeth. It’s more cost effective than veneers but not as strong. It really is a procedure for those who are budget conscious and may not cannot afford veneers.
Six Month Smiles is really a cool option for those adults who never got braces and don’t want all the metal in the mouth or the long treatment periods. Typical treatment times are 4 to 8 months. You can actually have a straighter smile in between cleanings.
This is a simple but effective treatment. The treatment involves clear brackets and tooth colored wires. At a conversational distance, the brackets and wires are barely visible. This is very appealing to those who don’t want to have all the metal or long treatment times that you get with both metal and Invisalign. You can find out more about them here and see some pics of our patients who have had them.
A Myrtle Beach Dentist That Can Help
If you have crooked teeth, we have a solution for you. We want to invite you by for a consultation to see how we can be of service to you. Call us at 843-903-3111.