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
Crooked teeth can be caused by many things. Genetics and the natural way your teeth came in may be crooked. Trauma or tooth damage can impact how your teeth are arranged as well. If you’ve had a lot of dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease, this impacts the stability of your teeth in their position. Missing teeth cause the remaining teeth to shift around, trying to fill the gap of the missing tooth. Whatever the cause may be, it’s essential to treat your crooked teeth.
Treatment Options for Crooked Teeth
Premier Dental Care offers multiple treatments for patients with crooked teeth:
Invisalign is a subtle alternative to traditional metal braces. They use a system of clear aligners to slowly move your teeth into the correct position. They’re hard to notice on your smile and usually can provide faster results than other orthodontic methods. You’re able to take them out to eat and brush and floss your teeth, but they should be worn at least 22 hours each day. This is often the preferred method for adults who want to avoid the look of braces on their teeth.
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. 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.