Can Cosmetic Dentistry Fix Crooked Teeth?

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At the Center for Advanced Dentistry in Nashville, TN, Dr. White believes every person should love the appearance of their smile. One of the most common smile complaints is a patient having crooked teeth. Fortunately, there are several different cosmetic dentistry options to fix crooked teeth. Discover which one is the best for your smile!

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Dental Bonding for Crooked Teeth

If you have a tooth that is just slightly crooked, Dr. White might be able to use dental bonding to hide this minor imperfection. By applying the bonding material to reshape your tooth, your tooth can give the appearance of being straight. This option provides patients with instant results following the simple procedure. We only recommend this solution if the crooked tooth is minor and not causing any other problems in the mouth aside from aesthetics.

Porcelain Veneers for Crooked Teeth

Like dental bonding, porcelain veneers can also help crooked teeth appear to be straight. Instead of reshaping the tooth, Dr. White will create porcelain veneers that are bonded over the front of the tooth that change the shape of the crooked tooth. Unlike dental bonding, veneers can last up to ten years before they need to be replaced. Patients will also achieve instant results following their procedure.

Orthodontics for Crooked Teeth

The last cosmetic dentistry option for fixing crooked teeth, and our most recommended, is orthodontics. Orthodontics use pressure to shift teeth into their correct position. If a tooth is crooked, it will move the tooth to align straight. We offer three different orthodontic treatments to choose from, each with different treatment times.

Invisalign is one of our most popular options. It uses clear plastic aligners to shift teeth into their correct position. Patients can remove their aligners whenever they need to eat or brush their teeth which allows them the convenience of eating whatever they want. Most patients prefer this method because the clear aligners are nearly undetectable.

Our other option for straightening teeth with orthodontics is traditional braces. Traditional braces use metal brackets cemented to teeth and wires to pull teeth into their correct position. Traditional braces are the best option for patients who have severely crooked teeth. The treatment typically takes anywhere from one to two years to complete.

Our last orthodontic option is Six Month Smiles. Six Month Smiles can straighten teeth in just six month. This is because the treatment is only applied to the front teeth, meaning, the back teeth are left untouched. We only recommend this treatment for patients who have minor aesthetic concerns.

Want to find out which cosmetic dentistry treatment is best for straightening your crooked teeth? Schedule a consultation with cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kent White at our Nashville, TN dentist office today by calling (615) 383-6787.