Concerned about your Crooked Teeth?
Wonky or crooked teeth may lead to serious oral health problems rather than just a cosmetic issue. Crooked teeth can make it difficult to properly brush and floss, which can allow for the build-up of plaque and debris, leading to cavities and gum disease.
We offer a number of cosmetic dentistry options for repairing teeth from Totally Teeth Dental Clinic Endeavour Hills, including orthodontic procedures (Braces and Invisalign), porcelain veneers, and dental crowns.
What Causes Crooked Teeth?
The possible causes of crooked teeth are various. And give you some choices for fast remedies for crooked teeth. We're here to help you find the cause. Here is a snapshot of the causes of crooked teeth.
Are Crooked Teeth Genetic?
You may have inherited from your parents those crooked teeth due to the difference in the size of jaws and teeth Or picked up some genes from our ancestors further back.
It is possible to skip over items such as overbites (when the upper teeth sit too far forward in the jaw and stretch past the lower set of teeth) and underbites (when the lower teeth sit too far forward). You may also have inherited a jaw that is a little too short for your teeth so that your teeth are cramped and misaligned.
Sometimes poor habits during early years of life such as thumb sucking or extended use of dummy can cause jaws to grow in an unorganised way.
Ways to Restore Your Smile - Orthodontics
A dentist can prescribe orthodontic treatment to straighten the teeth and correct misaligned bites for children whose jaws are still developing. In one place, the teeth and jaws are not trapped. The teeth and jaws will slowly change alignment with constant pressure from braces and other orthodontic equipment including palatal expanders and lingual bars. Upper jaws may be expanded by the dentist to achieve the correct care.
If the teeth are very crooked, the dentist can begin treatment by widening the upper jaw with a palatal expander and, if appropriate, a lingual bar to open the lower jaw. Fitting the patient for braces is the next step. Braces progressively correct the alignment of the teeth by daily changes. Finally, the dentist fits a retainer that the patient wears to hold the teeth in their new places after removing the braces.
Contact us today for a dental consultation if you are plagued by crooked front teeth or crooked bottom teeth and are after a fast fix. Our dentists from Totally Teeth will explore what choices are available for you to easily achieve a perfect smile!
Time for Treating
Using clear aligners or the more conventional approaches, the time taken to complete the procedure to straighten your teeth will range from six months to three years. Your dentist will work with you to create a treatment plan that is right for you because all treatment options do not work for everyone. The effectiveness of the process of straightening the teeth depends on following the direction of the dentist and ensuring that all steps are completed.
Totally Teeth’s dental clinic has a number of treatment options and payment plans for teeth straightening. Let us help you find a way to pay that works best for you and your budget if the cost is a concern. Do not let the expense prevent you from receiving that dream smile.
How will crooked teeth be repaired without braces? Invisalign is a procedure that straightens the teeth using transparent plastic orthodontic aligners, an alternative to conventional braces. Treating overbite, underbite, crossbite, gap teeth, open bite, and crowded teeth are these invisible braces.
People rarely notice them because they are translucent, which makes them an enticing choice for those who don't like the look of braces. (As they want to straighten their teeth without being noticeable, adults will also prefer Invisalign.) It is also much more comfortable to have the treatment with invisalign rather than conventional braces as it is easier to clean your teeth and eat all the food you like without worrying about breaking the brackets and wires etc.
Crowns and Veneers
Sometimes, there are also other ways to correct the appearance of crooked front teeth if straightening the alignment of teeth with braces or Invisalign is not preferred.
Veneers for Crooked Teeth
To fix problems like gaps between the teeth, or imperfect teeth, veneers can be added to the front teeth. To choose from, there are two options - Ceramic/Porcelain Veneers or Direct Composite Resin Veneers.
By straightening those teeth, why not take the opportunity to improve your self-esteem and your dental health? Check out our expert team of dentists at Totally Teeth. Book your appointment and read about which treatment options for crooked teeth are better tailored to your needs.