Do you have misaligned or crooked teeth? Dr. Christopher Rebol and Dr. Chris Sparks offer cosmetic dental care to improve the appearance of crooked teeth. At Rebol Family Dentistry, our Asheville, NC dentists help patients restore the health and aesthetics of their smiles. A common dental concern, crooked teeth can be more trouble than you think. A misaligned bite or crooked teeth can cause further dental problems down the road.
Learn why it is important to correct crooked teeth as well as how we treat misalignment below:
Why Straighten Crooked Teeth?
Crooked teeth are more than just an aesthetic issue, though that’s usually the concern that makes people want to get treatment. It’s hard to feel confident in your smile when your teeth are crooked. Instead of showing off your teeth, you’re trying to keep your mouth closed to hide them. Crooked teeth can also impact the way you talk and your ability to chew and eat certain foods.
But crooked teeth also cause a lot of oral health problems. Crooked teeth are cramped and jumbled together, making them harder to clean. Teeth can be tight enough against each other that you aren’t even able to get a strand of floss in between them. If you’re unable to clean certain parts of your teeth, plaque and tartar start to build up in those areas. You’re more susceptible to things like tooth decay and gum disease.
Crooked teeth also make it so that your bite doesn’t come together the way it should. Instead of pressure being evenly distributed throughout your teeth, some teeth take on more pressure than others. They’re more likely to chip, break, or wear down faster than the other teeth in your mouth. Restorative dentistry procedures are then needed to repair these teeth so that you can still use them properly.
An uneven bite is a recipe for TMJ disorders. The discs that make your jaw joint move smoothly get worn down by the jaw moving in a way that’s not right. You may lose proper function in your jaw and experience pain throughout the jaw, neck, and face. Your jaw may start to pop and click and you may have trouble opening and closing your mouth. Treating crooked teeth allows your bite to come together in the proper way.
Treatments for Crooked Teeth
At Rebol Family Dentistry, we offer multiple treatment options for patients with crooked teeth, including:
Invisalign: Clear Invisalign aligners are a more comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces. We provide patients with custom sets of aligners that shift teeth into a more balanced position over time. Invisalign aligners can be removed so patients can enjoy straightening their teeth without dietary restrictions.
Porcelain Veneers: Porcelain veneers cover slightly crooked teeth for a more natural and straighter look. Made of ultra-thin, translucent ceramic material, porcelain veneers easily blend in with natural teeth. Our dental veneers cover the front and sides of teeth and can also be used to address gaps between teeth or discolored teeth.
Tooth Bonding: Cosmetic dental bonding treatment is similar to veneers but more cost-effective. During treatment, we apply a tooth-colored, biocompatible composite resin that is sculpted onto the tooth. Then it is bonded to the enamel using a special light.
Contact Rebol Family Dentistry Today
Straighten crooked teeth today at Rebol Family Dentistry in Asheville, NC. Call our office for treatment today at 828.247.7222 or schedule an appointment with Dr. Rebol or Dr. Sparks on our website.