Crooked teeth are not solely an aesthetic issue. Many patients with crooked teeth may develop TMJ disorders because an uneven bite places increased pressure on the teeth and jaw. Additionally, patients may find it difficult to clean between their crooked or misaligned teeth. As a result, patients are more prone to cavities and gum disease. We offer multiple cosmetic treatments for crooked teeth in Gaithersburg, MD. Whether you have slightly misaligned teeth or need to address an underbite, overbite, or other problem, we’re here to help.
Treating Crooked Teeth in Gaithersburg, MD
Below you can learn about each of the treatments we offer for patients with crooked teeth in our office:
This orthodontic treatment uses clear aligners that gradually straighten teeth over time. Unlike traditional metal braces, patients can remove their SureSmile aligners. Patients can thoroughly clean their smiles and eat the foods they love without dietary restrictions. Even though patients have to clean their aligners and remove them to prevent damage or staining, it is easy for teens and adults to care for their aligners.
Because Invisalign aligners are clear, they are much more discreet than metal braces which use metal brackets, wires, and bright rubber bands. Invisalign aligners also offer a quick treatment time for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic problems.
Similar to Invisalign, SureSmile uses clear aligners to realign teeth. SureSmile differs from Invisalign in that it can address more moderate to severe orthodontic issues. Patients with malocclusion problems, or a bad bite, benefit from SureSmile.
Additionally, SureSmile offers cutouts and buttons to attach rubber bands to address certain areas of the smile. These adjustments make SureSmile a better option for patients with crossbite, overbite, underbite, and spacing issues.
Dental veneers are thin shells that can cover slightly crooked teeth. We typically use veneers in the smile line to cover cosmetic problems, including discolored, injured, or crooked teeth. Veneers are a long-lasting cosmetic option that requires tooth preparation to ensure the porcelain shells do not look or feel bulky.
Dental veneers may be more costly than tooth bonding treatment and require more preparation, but veneers last longer and can treat all teeth in the smile line.
Dental Bonding Treatment
Similar to dental veneers, tooth bonding treatment can cover cosmetic damage or imperfections. However, bonding treatment uses malleable, moldable material that can address the tooth’s top, bottom, or front. Patients with crooked and broken teeth can benefit from bonding treatment. We can color-match the tooth bonding material to blend in with natural teeth.
We typically recommend dental bonding treatment for patients with one or several cosmetically crooked teeth. One benefit of bonding treatment is that it offers a more economical treatment than other cosmetic options like veneers.
Straighten your misaligned bite with cosmetic dental care today. Call Dr. Stan Nova of Nova Dental at (240) 226-1482. You can also schedule a dental appointment with our dental on our website. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns for us, and we will be glad to help.