Are your crooked teeth causing bite issues? Maybe you want a straighter and more balanced smile.
Dr. Greg Reece and the professionals at Dentistry of the Queen City in Charlotte, NC offer treatment options for patients to straighten crooked teeth. Many people may find they want a straighter smile for aesthetic reasons, but straightening crooked teeth can also improve oral health. It can be difficult to clean the space between teeth when they are crooked. Because of this, bacteria can easily multiply, forming plaque and tartar.
Crooked teeth can also make it more difficult for patients to bite evenly. Those with a misaligned bite or crooked teeth are at a higher risk for bruxism, or teeth grinding, which can wear teeth down. However, straightening teeth can be a preventative measure that looks and feels great.
Treating Crooked Teeth
Before choosing a treatment, Dr. Reece will assess your teeth and gums and discuss your options with you. He will ensure that a final treatment will be chosen that aligns with your budget and goals.
There are several treatment options that Dr. Reece offers, including:
Invisalign: This method utilizes clear aligners that gradually shift teeth every two weeks. The aligners can be removed for eating and brushing teeth. Invisalign can tend to be more comfortable than traditional metal braces because they don’t irritate gums. Aligners also work faster than traditional options and offer a treatment time of 6 to 18 months.
Porcelain Veneers: Made of ultra-thin, high-quality porcelain ceramic, porcelain veneers are color-matched to natural teeth and can blend in perfectly with your smile. This can be a great aesthetic treatment for crooked teeth.
Tooth Bonding: A more economical alternative to porcelain veneers, tooth bonding uses composite resin material to change the size and shape of teeth. The bonding material also blends in with teeth for a natural look. Tooth bonding is less permanent than porcelain veneers and can be a great option for patients who may not want to commit to veneers.
Straighten Crooked Teeth Today
Prevent dental problems before they worsen. Call Dr. Reece in his Charlotte, NC office at 704.486.8911 for comfortable, high-quality dental care. Dr. Reece and his staff will work with you to find a treatment option you can smile about.