A crooked smile is more than just a cosmetic concern. If you have teeth that are misaligned or crooked, it can be difficult to bite, chew, eat and in some cases, speak properly. This can be a great source of lower self-esteem and emotional distress. Not only that, but it also makes it difficult to properly clean all areas of the mouth. Harmful bacteria then build up on your teeth and gums and cause a variety of dental health issues including infections or disease, like gum disease. To keep your smile happy and healthy, and give you the confidence boost you deserve, an orthodontist can offer smile-straightening solutions and fix crooked teeth.
Your Options for a Straighter Smile
There are a variety of solutions available in dentistry today, but there are three popular options that can address most needs and correct a misalignment:
Traditional braces are a trusted dental solution that can correct mild, moderate and severe misalignments. They use both a clear and metal bracket and wire system to pull the teeth into the desired position.
Invisalign Clear Aligners are modern dentistry’s faster, more efficient solution for addressing misaligned smiles. During Invisalign treatment, your orthodontist will create a series of clear plastic trays, designed to gently move teeth to a new position. This solution is popular among self-conscious teenagers and face-to-face working professionals due to the discreet design.
Porcelain veneers are a semi-permanent cosmetic solution. During this process, your orthodontist will apply thin pieces of porcelain the front, outer-facing portion of teeth. The porcelain is designed to match the shape, size and colour of the teeth, while masking the appearance of crooked teeth or other minor cosmetic imperfections. Porcelain veneers are the quickest way to achieve a straight smile.
Fix Crooked Teeth: Talk to an Orthodontist
An orthodontist will be able to evaluate your unique smile needs. They will go over what treatment solution will provide the best results for a healthy, straight smile.
If you’d like to achieve a straighter smile, book a consultation with Medland Orthodontics in Brisbane or the Gold Coast to discuss your options.