Although crooked teeth can affect the appearance of your smile, it may also impact your dental health. On average, patients with crooked teeth have increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Crooked or misaligned teeth make it difficult for patients to effectively brush and floss their teeth, which may result in excess plaque buildup on the teeth. In addition, crooked teeth can cause stress to the muscles and joints in the jaw. When pressure is not eventually distributed through the jaw, patients may experience tension, discomfort, or pain in the jaw region. The goal is to straighten crooked teeth to help restore function and beauty to the smile.
We understand many patients are seeking an alternative to traditional braces. Fox Lake, IL dentist Dr. Prendergast offers a full range of treatment options for patients with crooked teeth, including invisible braces and cosmetic services.
Solution To Straighten Crooked Teeth
Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic solution that is used to address cracked, discolored, uneven, gapped, and crooked teeth. Veneers can create a more uniform smile, which will allude to the appearance of straighter, healthier teeth.
Dr. Prendergast can work with you to design veneers that fit comfortably and naturally over your existing teeth. Due to the preparation process, veneers are considered a permanent solution for crooked teeth.
Bonding is a quick, cost-effective way to address minor cosmetic imperfections, including crooked teeth. Tooth bonding is also a great way to address gapped, chipped, and discolored teeth.
It requires the process of applying composite resin to the affected teeth to create a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Cosmetic bonding does not require the removal of any tooth enamel which preserves more of the natural tooth structure. This solution is often ideal for children, younger patients, and patients who are not ready to commit to porcelain veneers.
Invisalign invisible braces offer patients a comfortable and discreet way to straighten crooked teeth. In many cases, patients can achieve their desired results in 12-18 months.
This solution is ideal for teens and adults with mild to moderate cares of crooked teeth. Invisalign allows patients the freedom to straighten their teeth without strict food restrictions, inconvenient appointments, and long treatment times.
Schedule A Consultation
To explore your treatment options for crooked teeth, visit our team at Infinity Dental Fox Lake.Dr. Prendergast can explore your treatment options and recommend the best solution for your smile. To schedule an appointment, call (847) 447-6637 or request an appointment online.