Straight teeth are a characteristic of an attractive smile. However, crooked teeth can be more than just embarrassing, they can actually contribute to serious health risks. Crooked teeth often make brushing and flossing a challenge, allowing food, debris and plaque to build up between teeth. Plaque build up can contribute to cavity formation and gum disease.
There are a number of ways to fix crooked teeth including treatment with or without braces.
Straightening Teeth With Braces
Orthodontic treatment is the most common way to fix crooked teeth. This can be achieved either through traditional metal braces or invisible braces. Dr. Jolanda Warren offers Invisalign® invisible braces for patients who need mild to moderate orthodontic treatment.
Clear braces are very popular among our Atlanta dental patients who like the fact that the Invisalign® aligners are ultra clear, very thin and removable. The removable aligners contribute to improved dental health during orthodontic treatment since patients can brush and floss normally. Also, patients can remove their clear braces in order to eat and drink comfortably.
Straightening Teeth Without Braces
There are also options for straightening teeth without braces. Dr. Warren will carefully evaluate your condition to determine if you are a candidate. Straightening teeth without braces is used when there are no health considerations that would require braces. Common treatment options for straightening teeth without braces include the use of porcelain veneers and dental crowns.
Porcelain veneers cover the front and sides of teeth and can be used to correct minor problems in tooth alignment. Dental crowns, called dental caps, cover the entire tooth and may restore teeth that may have more significant alignment issues.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have crooked teeth and are looking for teeth straightening options, contact Atlanta dentist Dr. Jolanda Warren at Buckhead Esthetic Dentistry. Call us at (404) 477-3060 or schedule an appointment online.