Many people have the desire to correct their crooked teeth because of how it effects their smile. Most people desire teeth that are white, straight and beautiful giving them a smile to be proud of. When a person’s smile is the first thing others notice, crooked teeth can cause serious self esteem issues.
Dr. Doray is a dentist in Philadelphia, PA with the expertise in treating crooked teeth with restorative and cosmetic dental treatments. Learn about your options below.
Why Should I Correct My Crooked Teeth?
Besides being aesthetically unattractive, crooked teeth also pose oral health problems. Crooked teeth make it difficult to brush or floss your teeth properly. This can cause issues such as plaque build-up which may lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
If left untreated, both can develop and progress, eventually lead to tooth and bone loss. In addition, crooked teeth can create stress in the mouth and jaw joints, leading to or worsening temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). TMJ disorders can be painful and can lead to many other problems.
Invisalign uses a series of clear removable aligners to gradually move teeth into proper alignment. They are worn 24 hours a day except when eating, brushing, or flossing. Invisalign clear aligners offer benefits that typical braces do not, including:
- Removable aligners allow you to eat normally without restrictions
- Improved hygiene, you can floss and brush normally
- More comfortable and less noticeable than braces
Crooked Teeth Before & After
Before visiting Philadelphia dentist Dr. Doray for treatment, Jack was self conscious about his teeth. He had actually forgotten how to smile. Jack didn’t want to undergo orthodontic treatment, so Dr. Doray used porcelain veneers and dental crowns for his smile makeover.
Fixing crooked teeth will not only vastly improve your appearance, but make a significant improvement on how you bite, chew, speak, and clean your teeth. Because many adults don’t want to wear braces, Dr. Doray offers options for fixing crooked teeth without braces:
Porcelain veneers are thin, translucent shells that cover the teeth. They are made to look like natural teeth, are removable, and are fairly simple to adhere. Dental veneers can hide almost any teeth imperfections including crooked teeth.
A dental crown is a “cap” that covers the tooth. Crowns can be made of many materials, and porcelain crowns give a natural look and feel to the tooth. Dr. Doray is usually able to apply a dental crown in one quick visit. And you will be able to care for dental crowns is just like regular teeth with simple brushing and flossing.
Cosmetic bonding is the easiest and least expensive way to fix crooked teeth. Bonding is able to close spaces between teeth, make teeth look longer or change the shape or color of the teeth. Dr. Doray will roughen the existing teeth, lightly coat with an adhesive liquid, and apply a composite resin to repair the teeth.
Schedule a Dental Exam & Consultation
Philadelphia based Dr. Doray is welcoming new and out of town patients. Call us at (215) 395-6076 to schedule a consultation to determine the best type of treatment for you.