How do I treat crooked teeth? Is it possible to fix a crooked tooth in a single visit?
Addressing crooked teeth can improve the appearance, function, and overall health of your smile. We understand that crooked teeth can be a cause of embarrassment for some patients, which is why we work with you to find the ideal solution for your smile. If left untreated, crooked teeth can negatively affect the alignment of your teeth, increase your risk for complex dental concerns, and affect your natural bite. We can straighten your crooked teeth with cosmetic and restorative dental treatments. We can even fix a single crooked tooth in as little as one visit.
Common dental concerns associated with crooked teeth:
- Gum Disease
- Chipped Teeth
- Damaged Teeth
- Complex Bite Issues
- Tooth Decay/ Cavities
Dr. Joyce Kim fixes crooked teeth in Williamsport, PA with a full range of cosmetic and restorative dental solutions. Treatments for crooked teeth will depend on the severity of your orthodontic concerns and the overall condition of your oral health. The goal of treatment is to safely and effectively straighten crooked teeth as well as address any damage that was caused to your smile.
Treating Crooked Teeth in Williamsport, PA
The first step to creating a personalized solution to address your orthodontic needs is to undergo a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Kim. During your consultation, Dr. Kim will evaluate your oral health, understand your cosmetic goals, and create a treatment plan based on your needs. At Loyalsock Dental, we offer a full range of cosmetic dental treatment options to improve the appearance of crooked teeth. For those with severe misalignment, we can recommend a local orthodontist for treatment with braces.
- Tooth Bonding: Tooth bonding is a quick, effective treatment used to improve the appearance of crooked teeth. Dr. Kim uses a tooth-colored resin to fill gaps between teeth, change the shape of the teeth, or correct damaged teeth. Placing bonding material on your teeth creates a visual illusion of straight teeth without actually straightening your crooked tooth.
- Porcelain Veneers: Porcelain veneers are a natural-looking, long-lasting solution that may be used to address crooked teeth. We can create beautiful, custom-designed porcelain veneers that offer a straighter, durable smile. Dental veneers hide the appearance of a crooked tooth or two, so it provides immediate visual results but does not physically realign the tooth.
- Invisalign: Invisalign is a series of clear and removable aligners that gradually straighten crooked teeth. Invisalign aligners are ideal for teens and adult patients with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns. Invisalign remains one of the most popular solutions to straighten crooked teeth because they allow patients to straighten their smiles discreetly and comfortably.
Crooked Teeth FAQs
Do crooked teeth get worse?
Without proper treatment, crooked teeth can get worse over time. Your teeth won’t realign themselves on their own. Both crowding and spacing can get worse and cause more problems for your oral health.
Why do I have crooked teeth?
There are many things that can cause crooked teeth. If you sucked your thumb as a child, that could lead to crooked teeth in the future. Mouth breathing and trauma can also impact the alignment of your teeth. But even if nothing happened, you can still have crooked teeth. Genetics can play a big factor in how your teeth are lined up.
Do I have to straighten my crooked teeth?
We strongly recommend straightening crooked teeth. This is because crooked teeth aren’t just a cosmetic issue. Many oral health problems get worse if you continue to have crooked teeth. And these things can’t be permanently taken care of unless the underlying cause is treated.
Request An Appointment
Loyalsock Dental in Williamsport, PA is committed to providing individualized, patient-centered dental care. We work with each of our patients to deliver the dental care they need to improve their smiles. If you are seeking a solution for crooked or misaligned teeth, visit our Williamsport dental office. To schedule an appointment, call (570) 989-5271 or request an appointment online