Do you have crooked teeth? Dr. Karim Naguib and his team offer treatments for crooked teeth in Palmdale and Lancaster, CA. Having crooked teeth is actually more than an aesthetic concern. Correcting your teeth can actually benefit your oral health as well as boost your self-esteem.
Crooked teeth can cause complications in the function of your bite. This can easily transition into a TMJ disorder and chronic pain in the jaw. Unaligned teeth are difficult to keep properly clean. This will increase your risk of tooth decay and tooth loss. Patients with crooked teeth are also at a higher risk of developing gum disease.
Causes of Crooked Teeth
Common dental concerns that can be caused by crooked teeth may include:
- Gum disease
- Chipped teeth
- Damaged teeth
- Bite problems
- Tooth decay
If you have noticed any of these conditions arise, even if you do not have crooked teeth, call Premier Dental Care’s Lancaster office at (661) 948-6700 or our Palmdale office at (661) 273-6565. Our professional team will help you find a solution that aligns well with your dental needs.
Treatment Options for Crooked Teeth
Premier Dental Care offers multiple treatments for patients with crooked teeth:
An alternative to traditional metal braces, Invisalign utilizes clear aligners that gradually shift teeth every few weeks. This clear aligner system allows you to remove the aligners for eating and brushing teeth. They are not permanently attached to your teeth like metal braces. This makes them much more comfortable than metal braces because they don’t irritate gums. Invisalign has a shorter treatment time than traditional options and can provide straighter teeth to patients in six to eighteen months. Every week, you switch to a new set of aligners which will gently shift your teeth into proper alignment.
Tooth bonding is an affordable treatment that uses composite resin to change the size and shape of teeth. The resin will blend in with the surrounding teeth for a more natural look. Tooth bonding treatment is less permanent and more economical than porcelain veneers. This treatment can be a great option for patients who may not want to commit to the more permanent option of porcelain veneers. We often use tooth bonding on younger patients whose teeth may change as they age.
Made of ultra-thin, high-quality porcelain ceramic, porcelain veneers can be a great aesthetic treatment for crooked teeth. Porcelain veneers are color-matched to natural teeth so that they can blend in perfectly. This treatment bonds porcelain ceramic to teeth for a straighter and brighter appearance. A tooth veneer is a thin shell that is bonded to the front and sides of teeth. They are custom made from impressions of your teeth for a seamless fit.
Crooked Teeth FAQs
Do I need to fix crooked teeth?
Crooked teeth are much more than just a cosmetic issue. Crooked teeth lead to an increase in tooth decay and gum disease because they’re harder to clean between. They can also make your teeth more likely to get chipped or cracked, or for you to encounter issues with TMJ. This is because of an uneven bite, where pressure isn’t distributed properly throughout your teeth.
Can crooked teeth get worse?
Yes, and they’re likely to. Without help, the teeth won’t shift to give you the straight smile you’re looking for. The impacts crooked teeth have on your life will get worse as well with time.
Why do I have crooked teeth?
Crooked teeth can be caused by a variety of things. Your jaw size and shape can be too small, causing your teeth to be crooked and crowded. You can also have more teeth than normal. Poor tooth or palate development can impact this as well. Lastly, crooked teeth can be genetic, so you may get them through no fault of your own.
Request an Appointment Today
If you are ready to correct your crooked teeth, contact one of our two convenient locations to schedule a consultation. Call our Lancaster, CA dentist office at (661) 948-6700 or schedule a dental visit to our Lancaster dentist office online. Call our Palmdale, CA dentist office at (661) 273-6565 or schedule a visit to our Palmdale dentist office online.