It is never too late to straighten your smile!
Crooked and misaligned teeth cause more than just cosmetic issues within your smile. In addition, they also put your smile at higher risk for gum disease, tooth decay, TMJ disorders, and other dental damages. Crooked, misaligned teeth create hard-to-reach areas within your smile. These areas can be difficult to keep clean and clear from food residue or bacteria.
This will cause plaque and tartar to build up, leading to decay, disease, and even bone loss. Additionally, crooked teeth can lead to issues with your bite. Malocclusion then leads to painful TMJ problems.
If you have crooked, misaligned teeth, Premier Dentistry offers treatment to help you straighten your smile. We utilize Invisalign® clear aligners to assist our patients in achieving their dream smiles without the use of traditional braces.
Why straighten crooked teeth?
In addition to the increased risks of dental health concerns, crooked teeth impact the functionality of your smile. Many patients with unresolved crooked teeth will eventually develop jaw pain or TMJ disorders. This occurs when your crooked teeth begin to impact your mouth’s ability to effectively perform daily tasks like chewing and speaking.
Because of the added pressure points that crooked teeth create, it compromises other dental structures. Our office also offers TMJ treatment options for patients experiencing chronic jaw pain. Often, we will suggest straightening crooked teeth to relieve some of the pressure on your dental structures.
Treatment for Crooked Teeth in Chicago, IL
Dr. Nechama Brand and Dr. Abraham Stein are your experienced cosmetic dentists in Chicago, IL. They are proud to offer our patients Invisalign as an alternative to traditional orthodontic solutions.
Invisalign utilizes a clear aligner system, similar to retainers, which apply pressure to your teeth. This will slowly shift the teeth into a straighter position over time. You will switch out your clear aligners every week or two and wear them for at least 22 hours a day. Many patients are excited about the opportunity to straighten their smiles with Invisalign because of the many benefits that it offers compared to traditional solutions.
Some of the benefits include:
- Discreet treatment
- Does not require the use of metallic hardware
- There are no dietary restrictions
- No additional oral hygiene hazards
- Improved aesthetics
- Less time spent in the dental chair
Unfortunately, not all patients are good candidates for Invisalign treatment. There are some orthodontic concerns that will require the use of traditional orthodontics.
If you are considering Invisalign treatment, schedule your initial consultation with our best Chicago dentists. We will evaluate the health of your teeth, gums, and jawbone to ensure that this treatment plan will meet your needs. Invisalign has made orthodontics more accommodating than ever before.
Treatment for A Single Crooked Tooth
We have several cosmetic alternatives to traditional braces and clear aligners that patients can consider to improve a single crooked tooth. These alternatives not only provide a solution for a crooked tooth, but also have the potential to boost self-confidence and help patients achieve their desired smile. Keep in mind that the following alternatives are for a single crooked tooth that doesn’t impact the functionality or comfort of your bite.
A Porcelain Veneer
A porcelain veneer can cover a crooked tooth and make it appear straight. Porcelain veneers are thin shells that we make to fit the front of a patient’s tooth and cover any imperfections, such as chips, cracks, stains, and even misalignment. Veneers are a permanent solution that your dentist can use to change the shape, size, and color of a single tooth, and can last for up to 10 years with proper care. To learn more about our veneers treatment, visit Porcelain veneers.
A Dental Crown
Dental crowns serve as versatile dental prosthetics, offering a range of benefits for patients. One particular use is the ability to reshape a single crooked tooth. Dentists can utilize dental crowns to not only improve the look of a misaligned tooth but also restore its functionality. By encasing the affected tooth completely, a dental crown can provide an aesthetically pleasing and natural-looking solution.
We will seamlessly blend it in with the surrounding teeth. This procedure allows dentists to effectively correct minor alignment issues while enhancing overall oral health and providing you with renewed confidence in your smile. To learn more about our dental crown procedure, visit Dental crowns.
Your dentist can also use dental bonding to restructure a crooked tooth. During the procedure, the dentist will first shave off small portions of enamel to even out the rough edges and surface of the tooth. Then, he will apply the dental bonding compound. The compound is a tooth-colored resin that will match your natural tooth color. The dentist will apply layers of resin until he achieves the desired shape. To learn more about our dental bonding services, visit Teeth bonding.
Schedule a Consultation for your Crooked Teeth Today.
Are you ready to take the next step? During your dental visit, our skilled dentist will thoroughly assess your smile and take into account how your crooked tooth can affect other aspects of your oral health. Following the evaluation, our dentist will have an in-depth discussion with you about the various treatment options available. We will assist you in selecting the best option that caters to your specific needs and aligns with your desired goals.
Call Premier Dental at 312-586-8596 or request an appointment online today to begin your teeth straightening journey. Straight teeth will give you a smile you love and protect your oral health. During your consultation, your dentist will review all your treatment options and answer all your questions.