What are my options for straightening crooked teeth?
Addressing crooked teeth at any age can improve your oral health and the appearance of your smile. Crooked teeth may make you feel too embarrassed to smile, but they can also increase your risk of dental health issues. Crooked teeth are a dental health concern that may impact the function of your jaw, the alignment of your bite, and your overall oral health.
Patients with crooked teeth are more prone to:
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Complex bite issues
- Chronic headaches & migraines
- Hiding their smile!
Rogers, AR dentist Dr. Heather Adams provides a range of effective solutions for addressing cosmetic orthodontic concerns. From dental veneers and tooth bonding to Invisalign clear aligners, Dr. Adams will help you choose the treatment that will help you restore your oral health and improve the appearance of your smile. For patients with more advanced or functional orthodontic concerns, Dr. Adams may refer you to our partner orthodontist for appropriate treatment.
Invisalign For a Straighter Smile
Dr. Heather Adams is a Rogers, AR area Invisalign provider. Dr. Adams offers Invisalign clear aligners for addressing adult orthodontic relapse and correcting mild to moderate cosmetic orthodontic issues. Patients with TMJ may also benefit from realigning their teeth with Invisalign.
Clear aligners are discreet and effective and can realign your bite in just 12-18 months. Invisalign affords teens and adults a more professional alternative to traditional metal braces without compromising results. Clear Invisalign aligners also tend to be more comfortable than metal braces because they do not irritate the gums. Patients enjoy the nearly invisible and comfortable aligners.
Tooth Bonding Treatment
We utilize dental bonding to change the size and shape of teeth. Made of composite resin, bonding material blends in with teeth for a more natural and aesthetically pleasing look. Tooth bonding can be a great option for patients who may not want to commit to a more permanent dental treatment option.
Porcelain veneers are an effective aesthetic treatment for slightly crooked teeth. We create dental veneers using ultra-thin, high-quality porcelain. Our dental veneers are color-matched to natural teeth so that they can blend in perfectly. We bond the porcelain ceramic to teeth for a straighter and brighter appearance.
Are you experiencing an orthodontic relapse?
Orthodontic relapse is fairly common amongst adult patients who had received orthodontic treatment in their youth. Patients often experience shifting of their teeth later in life if they did not comply with their retainer guidelines after their braces were removed. For other patients, late-onset orthodontic relapse may occur due to tooth loss or other changes in oral health.
Invisalign offers patients a way to realign their teeth without the hassle or embarrassment of wearing metal braces as an adult. Teeth are gradually shifted back into alignment. Most patients will wear a removable or permanent retainer after the completion of their Invisalign treatment.
Crooked Teeth FAQs
Which treatment is right for me?
Each patient’s needs and wants are different. The crooked teeth treatment that works for one patient may not work for you. We offer several options and at your consultation, we will discuss the pros and cons of each and let you know which treatments you qualify for.
Invisalign is a very popular treatment for mild to moderate orthodontic needs. Porcelain veneers are often used by people who desire a complete smile makeover. Dental bonding is often used by people who are not ready to commit to a more permanent treatment.
Is it necessary to fix crooked teeth?
Crooked teeth may make you embarrassed to smile but they are also bad for your oral health. They can increase your chances of tooth decay as well as gum disease. It is much harder to clean in between teeth that are not straight. Uneven teeth are also more susceptible to chips and cracks which can be expensive to treat.
Lastly, crooked teeth can also lead to TMJ problems. Straightening your crooked teeth can make you more confident to smile and prevent oral health problems from developing.
What is the best treatment for orthodontic relapse?
Invisalign is a great option for adults who have experienced an orthodontic relapse. This teeth straightening system is very discreet. It involves wearing clear aligners that many people will not even notice.
You will not have to deal with the stigma of wearing metal braces as an adult! After your treatment, we will supply you with a custom retainer to prevent the relapse from happening again.
Request A Dental Appointment Today
Do you want a straighter and more uniform smile? Call Dr. Adams for comfortable treatment at (479) 431-4212. You may also request a consultation with Dr. Adams online.