Do you feel embarrassed or frustrated by crooked teeth?
Crooked teeth present both cosmetic and oral health issues. Straightening crooked teeth can allow patients to enjoy a more comfortable and healthy smile. Straight teeth are typically viewed as more attractive and can boost self-confidence.
Crooked teeth can make it difficult to clean the teeth and gums properly. Unable to thoroughly remove bacteria, patients with crooked teeth may experience higher rates of tooth decay and gum disease.
Crooked teeth are often an underlying cause of complex bite and jaw disorders. Crooked teeth can cause misalignment in the bite putting added tension on the delicate jaw joint. Straightening the teeth can shift the bite into proper alignment alleviating pressure on the jaw. Patients with TMJ issues may benefit from Invisalign or cosmetic treatment of crooked teeth.
Addressing Crooked Teeth
It is never too late to straighten your teeth. Our team works closely with orthodontists to offer solutions for aligning teeth at any age. Dr. Robinson will perform a comprehensive dental exam, including a bite analysis to determine which treatment options are best suited to your needs and oral health. Cosmetic procedures such as porcelain veneers and dental crowns can sometimes be used to straighten crooked teeth cosmetically while more complex bite concerns require Dr. Robinson to coordinate with an orthodontist to ensure proper treatment.
Crooked teeth that do not impact the health or function of the bite or jaw may be treated using cosmetic alternatives to braces such as porcelain veneers and crowns. All are custom designed to match the color, shape, and size of your natural smile. Dr. Robinson’s cosmetic restorations are made using only the highest quality materials sourced in the United States.
Addressing Crooked Teeth in Children
Children may benefit from early intervention when crooked or crowded teeth are present. Dr. Robinson uses The Healthy Start system to promote proper jaw development and tooth eruption patterns in children. Because we know that crowded or crooked teeth are almost always associated with secondary problems such as airway issues that can lead to many other conditions such as bed wetting, ADHD like symptoms and adult sleep apnea, it is imperative that children are treated early. With simple intervention beginning as early as age 2, our team can eliminate these secondary issues from developing and usually eliminate the need for braces.