Do you want to straighten one or more crooked teeth?
Crooked teeth can impact the alignment of the jaw joint and may contribute to tooth, jaw, and facial pain. Straightening crooked or misaligned teeth can prevent dental issues down the road, such as tooth decay and gum disease. At Baltimore Dental Co. in Glyndon, Maryland, Dr. Leah Romay provides dental treatments to improve the appearance of and straighten crooked teeth. Dr. Romay is committed to helping patients feel comfortable through every step of the treatment process to target their dental concerns.
Treating Crooked Teeth
Before treatment, Dr. Romay will create a personalized treatment plan to take your budget, goals, and oral health needs into account. Learn more about the treatments we offer below:
Invisalign is a modern alternative to traditional metal braces that gradually shift teeth every two weeks. The clear aligners that we provide you can be removed for eating as well as brushing and flossing teeth. Invisalign aligners are more comfortable than metal braces as they do not irritate the gums. Patients also may have a shorter treatment time with Invisalign. You can get straight teeth in about six to eighteen months, depending on the severity of your crooked or misaligned teeth.
We use a composite resin during tooth bonding treatment to cover enamel and change the size and shape of teeth. Bonding material blends in with natural teeth for an aesthetically pleasing end result. Because tooth bonding is a less permanent treatment for crooked teeth, it is a great option for patients who do not want to commit to veneers or a more permanent dental treatment option.
Dental veneers are made of high-quality, ultra-thin porcelain. Veneers cover slightly crooked teeth for a straighter and more balanced appearance. As with dental bonding treatment, porcelain veneers are color-matched to natural teeth. Porcelain veneers not only improve the look of crooked teeth but also protect them from damage.
CROOKED TEETH FAQS
How common are crooked teeth?
The majority of people have at least one tooth that is crooked. Both young people and adults are afflicted with crooked teeth. You shouldn’t feel pressured to get your teeth fixed if they’re crooked, however it may improve their function and appearance.
Do crooked teeth get worse with age?
The jaw bone loses density and begins to atrophy as you get older. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, this can cause teeth to cluster together or even overlap causing oral and orthodontic health issues.
How fast do braces move teeth?
In most cases, you should begin to see progress after about two months of braces treatment. You may begin to see results as early as four weeks after starting your treatment, however it usually takes a little longer for progress to be noticeable.
Can crooked teeth affect speaking?
Crooked teeth have potential to cause problems with speech. Speaking issues can arise from a number of conditions, including overbite, gapped teeth, and crowding.
Can crooked teeth cause pain?
A misaligned bite places additional strain on the jaw muscles, bones, and teeth, causing constant mouth pain. Gums are also under stress, which can cause them to bleed or become inflamed, causing pain.
Can crooked teeth cause bone loss?
It may be very difficult to clean your mouth if your teeth are out of alignment. Plaque and bacteria have more places to hide where teeth are crowded and misaligned. Poor oral hygiene can cause tooth decay, bone loss, and gum recession.
What problems can crooked teeth cause?
Cracked teeth, jaw strain, TMJ, and chronic migraines can all come from crooked teeth. Speech issues can also be a result of misaligned teeth.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Do you want to improve the look of one or more crooked teeth? Call Baltimore Dental Co. for treatment today at 410.220.4680. Request a consultation with Dr. Romay online.