Crooked Teeth are More Than a Cosmetic Dental Concern
Crooked teeth are a common dental concern that can impact the appearance and health of your smile. Many patients are unaware of the oral health concerns crooked teeth can cause and often ignore the issue. Addressing crooked teeth can help improve your confidence and your oral health.
Dr. Sal Lotardo and the dental care team of Bella Smiles use cosmetic and restorative dentistry to build personalized solutions for straightening crooked teeth. Bella Smiles is a Roslyn, NY area Invisalign provider– offering an innovative solution for realigning your smile.
Our dentists may also recommend cosmetic procedures for addressing minor tooth misalignment that does not impact the health or function of the bite.
Why is it important to straighten my crooked teeth?
Straightening crooked or misaligned teeth can prevent secondary dental issues from developing. Crooked teeth are difficult to clean and patients with crooked teeth often experience higher rates of tooth decay and gum disease.
Crooked teeth can also impact the alignment of the jaw joint and may contribute to a painful condition known as TMJ. TMJ occurs when the jaw joint and surrounding muscles are issues or become misaligned due to other issues. Crooked teeth are often a factor in chronic conditions.
Straightening the teeth can help alleviate added tension of the joint allowing the face to heal and gradually move back into alignment. Crooked teeth may also impact the way you feel about your smile. Straight teeth are typically viewed as more attractive and patients who choose to straighten their teeth often feel a boost in their self-confidence.
You are never too old to address crooked teeth. Adult patients can benefit from treatment both professionally, personally, and medically.
How can I straighten my teeth without braces?
There are many options for addressing mild to moderate tooth misalignment without the need for traditional metal braces. At Bella Smiles, we tailor treatments to the unique needs and dental concerns of each patient. Through a comprehensive consultation, your dentist will build a personalized treatment plan that will address tooth misalignment and promote overall oral wellness.
Bella Smiles offers Invisalign as a discreet and effective way for adults to correct crooked teeth. Invisalign is a series of custom-designed clear aligners that patients wear over their teeth for up to 22 hours a day. The aligners gradually shift teeth into alignment without the discomfort or bulk of metal braces.
Aligners are barely visible to other people. Adults can straighten their teeth without the interference of their professional or personal lives. Patients may also benefit from cosmetic treatments such as a dental crown or porcelain veneer.
For misalignment that does not affect the health or function of the bite, cosmetic solutions can improve the appearance of the smile.
Crooked Teeth FAQs
What Causes Crooked Teeth?
The cause of crooked teeth may be genetics. The way that teeth position themselves when they come in is directly related to one’s genetic makeup. If someone has too little space in their jaw when teeth begin to come in they may come in crooked. Excessive use of a pacifier as a child may, or poor dental hygiene may also lead to teeth coming in crooked.
Are crooked teeth genetic?
The main cause of crooked teeth is actually genetics. If you or both of your parents or grandparents had crooked teeth, then your child is likely to have the same. The size of one’s jaw is known to be genetic. If you have a small jaw, then you have a higher chance of developing crooked teeth.
What issues do crooked teeth cause?
Crooked teeth cause a wide array of issues for patients. From chewing and eating difficulties to confidence in oneself. Many people with crooked teeth struggle with speech difficulties. Crooked teeth can also be the cause of gum disease later in life.
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If you feel embarrassed by your crooked teeth or want to improve your oral health, contact Bella Smiles to learn more about your options for achieving a straighter, beautiful smile. We welcome new patients to our warm and friendly dentist office. Request an appointment online today.