Many contributing factors can lead to crooked, misaligned and overcrowded teeth.
If your teeth are too big for your mouth, they can end up fighting for space and growing unevenly or in different directions.
In some instances, a patient’s upper and lower jaws are different sizes, leading to an overbite or an underbite.
These cases are usually genetic, and although you can’t do much to prevent them from happening, there are many ways to treat the issues.
At The Gentle Dental, we want all of our patients to feel proud of their smiles. We have seen far too many instances where crooked and misaligned teeth dramatically reduce patients’ confidence, and we are here to help you feel good about your smile!
How do you straighten misaligned teeth?
Today, we can offer a range of treatment methods to address misaligned or crooked teeth.
The most appropriate treatment for you will be dependent on your specific needs as well as your budget and the time you are willing to wait since some treatments take longer than others.
If your misalignment is subtle then a removable retainer may be enough to shift your teeth back into position whereas in other cases we can offer a range of brace types including:
Veneers or braces?
Braces correct misalignments as well as various bite abnormalities. They work slowly over time and require perseverance and patience from those wearing them!
The main advantage of braces is that they are a less invasive option than veneers and are usually lower in pricing.
Veneers, on the other hand, are more of a quick fix. You can carry out your consultation appointment then have a brand new smile in just a couple of weeks.
Additionally, with veneers, you can adjust the size and colouring of your teeth and have much more control when personalising your smile.
Dental veneers are incredibly natural-looking, and porcelain veneers resist staining, so you can keep that sparkling colour for years after your treatment.
How long does it take to straighten a smile?
This will depend both on the severity of your misalignment and on your chosen treatment method.
Although veneers take only a couple of appointments, braces can take a couple of years.
Are there any issues if I do not treat my misaligned/crooked teeth?
- May make it more difficult to properly clean your teeth, which leaves you open to the risk of tooth decay, cavities and periodontitis or gingivitis
- May impact your chewing
- May cause speech difficulties
- Provides a strain on the remaining teeth, jaws and muscles
- May dramatically reduce self-esteem
Ready to get that smile you deserve?
If your teeth are something that causes you dissatisfaction, and you want the perfect smile, there are an endless number of cosmetic dentistry options to help you achieve that natural, beautiful smile you deserve.
Call The Gentle Dental and see how we can make you feel better from your first consultation appointment: 020 7395 0520.
If you want to get an idea of who would be fitting your braces or veneers, meet our team of friendly staff here!
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Teeth whitening involves bleaching your teeth to make your smile a few shades whiter.
Though many over-the-counter kits can whiten your teeth at home, it is better to undergo this treatment with a professional dentist from £300.
Composite bonding is a cosmetic treatment that is most commonly used to repair cracks, chips, or small gaps in between the teeth.
A resin is applied to the teeth, before being shaped by one of our highly skilled cosmetic dentists to match your teeth.
If you are conscious that your smile is gummy and you have short teeth, or your gum line is uneven, then gum reshaping is a perfect option for you.
A smile makeover can mean anything from a veneer right through to full mouth reconstructive treatment.