Crooked teeth make it difficult to brush or floss effectively and can lead to plaque build-up. A misaligned bite could also lead to muscle tension in the jaw joints and be the underlying cause of a TMJ disorder. Fixing crooked teeth can vastly improve how you bite, chew, speak, and even clean your teeth. Many adults do not wish to wear metal braces because they can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Dr. Prendergast offers treatment options for patients of all ages to address crooked teeth including clear braces and cosmetic treatments.
The treatment recommended for you will depend on the existence of any bite related problems and your cosmetic goals. Dr. Prendergast will evaluate all aspects of your smile to determine if orthodontic treatment is the best way to achieve a straighter smile. We offer comprehensive dental care for your needs and create personalized treatment plans to achieve your cosmetic goals. A straighter smile will not only boost your confidence when smiling but will support improved dental health.
Treatment for Crooked Teeth
Porcelain Veneers are used to correct minor problems such as small gaps and will give the teeth a more uniformed appearance. Visit the Porcelain Veneers page to learn about the procedure.
Cosmetic Tooth Bonding
Cosmetic tooth bonding is a quick, economical and easy way to fix minor imperfections in the teeth, including:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
A biocompatible resin material is applied directly to the tooth and sculpted into the proper shape and form. Cosmetic bonding does not remove any of the natural tooth structure but is not as durable and long-lasting as other procedures. Touch ups may be needed in the future. Tooth bonding is often the perfect solution for younger patients with minor concerns who can consider more permanent and invasive options later on.
A dental crown covers the entire tooth and can be used to close spaces between teeth, lengthen teeth, and achieve symmetry in the smile. A dental crown is used to fix crooked teeth usually when they also have been compromised by decay or broken teeth.
Invisalign invisible braces are clear, removable aligners that gradually shift the teeth. Visit the Invisalign page to learn more.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have crooked teeth and would like to explore options beyond metal braces, call Infinity Dental of Fox Lake for the most comprehensive treatment options.