Do you have misaligned teeth? Are your crooked teeth causing oral health problems? Crooked teeth are a common dental problem that can easily lead to further oral health issues. Patients with crooked and especially overcrowded teeth are often more prone to gum and tooth infections. It can be difficult to clean between crowded teeth and reach areas where bacteria can hide. A buildup of harmful bacteria in between the teeth can lead to tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease.
Treating misaligned and crowded teeth can be a preventative treatment against these oral health problems. At Katy Smile Design, we treat patient’s crooked teeth in our Katy, TX dental office. Read on to learn about the best treatment options to realign your smile below.
Treatments for Crooked Teeth
There are multiple treatments that we can use for patients with mild to moderately crooked teeth:
- Porcelain Veneers: Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain ceramic that cover the front of teeth. If patients have one or two slightly crooked teeth, dental veneers can cover them and blend them in with the rest of the smile. Veneers are permanent cosmetic solutions that look and feel like real teeth.
- Tooth Bonding: Dental bonding is similar to veneers in that it covers teeth. Tooth bonding may be a less permanent cosmetic treatment, but it is often a more economical option for patients. This solution uses bonding material molded onto teeth and cured with a special light. We can also color match the composite bonding material to the shade of adjacent teeth.
- Invisalign: Clear Invisalign aligners offer a comfortable and discreet way for patients to straighten their teeth. Using custom plastic aligners, Invisalign realigns teeth over time. The Invisalign aligners are removable, so patients can eat the foods they love and thoroughly clean their teeth and gums without brackets or wires in the way.
Request a Dental Consultation
Are you looking for modern treatments to address tooth misalignment? Call Dr. Wilder and Dr. Shepard today at 281.843.9814. Feel free to schedule a dental appointment on our website. We will be happy to help you find the best cosmetic solution for your smile.