Most people consider crooked or misaligned teeth to be a cosmetic issue and may not realize that they can cause dental health problems. Crooked teeth can be difficult to brush and floss, raising the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. They can also contribute to an imbalanced bite which is often the underlying cause of TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder. When teeth are misaligned, it can lead to a buildup of stress on the teeth, jaw, and surrounding joints, increasing your risk of chipped, fractured, or broken teeth.
Straightening your teeth will not only enhance your natural smile but will support long term oral health. Dr. Gregory Hillyard and Dr. Alexandra Monroe provide multiple treatment options for patients who want to straighten or enhance the appearance of crooked teeth. You can call 610.756.0649 or schedule an appointment in their Media, Pennsylvania dental office for treatment today. During your consultation, we can assess the condition of your smile and determine the best solution for you.
Porcelain and composite veneers cover teeth and can be used to correct minor alignment issues, gaps between teeth, and tooth symmetry concerns. Both types of dental veneers offer solutions to improve the aesthetics of crooked teeth. In addition, veneers are made to blend in with natural teeth discreetly.
Tooth bonding is an excellent option for improving the appearance of crooked teeth. Applied directly to the tooth, this procedure is quick and cost-effective for treating teeth, but is not permanent and may need to be touched up in the future.
Dental crowns cover the entire tooth like a cap. Our dentists use dental crowns when they are concerned about the health or stability of the tooth, such as cavities, tooth wear, or broken teeth. Crowns protect natural teeth from stress with their durability and are also stain-resistant.
ClearCorrect and Invisalign are both comfortable and discreet alternatives to traditional metal braces. These treatments use a series of removable clear aligners to gently reposition teeth over time. The clear braces are virtually invisible and don’t interfere with daily habits because they are removable.