If your teeth are crooked, uneven or overcrowded you could develop conditions like gum disease later down the line.
Align Crooked Teeth in 18 Weeks
For some, disliking the appearance of their teeth is a good enough reason for a change. And cosmetic dentists and orthodontists, we understand how insecure and embarrassed crooked teeth make our patients feel.
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All your straightening options
If your teeth are crooked, uneven or overcrowded, you should feel no pressure to straighten them as they pose no massive oral health risks.
Here at the Gentle Dental in East Molesey, we offer a range of treatments designed to suit you and your unique condition.
Whether it’s cosmetic work or orthodontics, we are here to find the best solution that works for you. Please call 020 8224 7562 for more information.
Crooked teeth are often caused by baby teeth moving into crooked positions when they are too small to fill the space in the gum.
Other causes include genetics, overcrowding in the mouth and habits like using a pacifier and tongue thrusting.
Health issues crooked teeth cause include:
- Periodontal disease
- Chewing/digestion problems
- Wear and tear to teeth, gums and jaw
- Can result in teeth cracking, jaw strain and temporomandibular joint disorder
- Problems with speech
- Lack of self-esteem
Whilst most crooked teeth cases have no major underlying oral conditions, they can sometimes be a potential threat to your oral health.
In cases where teeth are severely crooked, gum disease can form.
Most of the gum diseases cases we come across arrive as a ramification of crooked teeth.
Gum disease is a serious issue that can cause teeth to become loose and gums to recede.
If gum disease is permitted to grow it can develop into the more serious periodontal disease and then periodontitis, which is a serious condition that damages the jaw bone and teeth.
Orthodontic recommendations - your options
There are three simple classifications of crooked teeth; mild, moderate and severe.
Each dictates which treatment is most suitable.
Mild crowding is the simplest problem to correct and might just be a few teeth that need straightening. This can be achieved with a dental veneer or short-term orthodontic treatment like Invisalign Go. Mild crooked teeth cases can often be treated in as little as three months.
Moderate or severe crowding in the past has restricted treatments to clear or fixed braces. However, treatments like Invisalign have successfully treated overcrowded and crooked teeth.
We also offer a range of invisible and fixed braces to suit all budgets. However, please note the more complex your crowding is, the longer you may have to wear braces.
This procedure is the quickest way to correct imperfections and alignment issues. Completed in just three appointments, veneers are a popular option because they are minimally invasive and conceal imperfections quickly.
Unlike crowns, wafer-thin veneers require no additional shaving, shaping or drilling. To be applied, enamel on the front of the tooth is roughened so that the veneer can be applied securely.
A permanent treatment, veneers can last a lifetime and the process cannot be reversed. Other brands of veneers like composite veneers, use a resin material, which is not as durable but does not alter or affect the teeth in any way. More.
Fixing uneven teeth with braces
- Metal braces: The recommended choice for severe cases involves using traditional, fixed braces, which can take up to 24 months to align teeth.
- Ceramic braces: Similar to metal braces, ceramic braces use tooth-coloured wire that does not stand out as much and is a favourite amongst adults. The process is the same as metal braces, however, because of their colour cost more. More.
- Invisible braces: As the name suggests, Invisalign uses invisible, clear aligners to straighten teeth faster than conventional treatments and is the ultimate adult brace recommendations. Monthly payment options with 0% finance are available.
- Lingual braces: Another invisible method of aligning teeth is like traditional braces, except they are attached to the back of the teeth rather than the front. More.
What should you do? Should you straighten?
This final decision, of course, is completely up to you.
For many patients, the decision comes down to cost.
As experienced dentists, we advise that it is best to make a decision that is beneficial to your oral health, saving you money on your oral care in future.
We have dental plans and finance options to suit a variety of patients – talk to us today to explore your options.
If the appearance of your teeth makes you feel self-conscious, this might affect your self-esteem and might be the reason you want to pursue treatment.
So, choose the route that makes sense for you, whether it’s the fact that Invisalign is removable or see-through, or that Six Month Braces only take 6 months, find the treatment that works for you.
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