Did you know that the crooked teeth you’ve been hiding behind are damaging more than just your self-esteem? It’s true. Crooked teeth, while unpleasant to live with, are not just a beauty problem. Crooked teeth contribute to a wide variety of other dental issues, including:
- Chewing difficulties
- Uneven wear on tooth surfaces
- Hygiene difficulties
Hygiene difficulties are especially concerning. Crooked teeth can be difficult to keep clean with brushing and flossing alone. If you’re not able to do a thorough job of reducing or eliminating bacteria in your mouth, a host of other oral health problems can occur, such as:
- Gum disease
Thanks to incredible advances in modern dentistry, you don’t have to live with your crooked smile another day. If you think traditional braces are your only solution, you’ll be pleased to learn about three other great options now available that offer more convenience with faster results at an affordable price.
Dental bonding uses a high-tech, plastic resin, similar to putty, applied to your teeth and then shaped and colored to match your other teeth. Crooked teeth that are also gapped can benefit from dental bonding. The best cosmetic dentists are also artists, and have special training in using solutions like bonding to create a beautiful smile. Dr. Doolin and Dr. Haddad have the experience and training you need to solve your problem of crooked teeth using dental bonding.
Porcelain veneers are thin sheets of porcelain, individually crafted to adhere to your natural teeth, for a straighter, whiter smile instantly.
Invisalign uses a series of custom-designed aligners worn at specific intervals to gently coax your teeth into their proper positions.
Of the three procedures, bonding and veneers offer the fastest results. Invisalign can take up to one year to permanently straighten your teeth. Additionally, Invisalign does not offer the whitening benefits of bonding or porcelain veneers, but can easily be combined with Zoom! tooth whitening for a straighter, brighter smile.