Many people perceive a beautiful smile and well-aligned teeth as more attractive than those with crowded teeth. Crowding involves teeth overlapping each other. Cleaning such teeth can be challenging, which increases the risk of plaque and tartar buildup. The presence of plaque and tartar in the mouth can contribute to gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath. Luckily, an orthodontist can correct this malocclusion using treatments such as:
Braces are the most common orthodontics for correcting crowded teeth. They are of different types, all of which provide good results. Lingual braces, metal braces, and ceramic braces are effective ways to realign teeth. The most used braces, metal braces, use archwires and brackets to shift teeth to their correct position. An orthodontist must adjust the braces every few weeks to help the teeth move and prevent gum irritation. Lingual braces serve the same purpose as metal braces, except that an orthodontist hides them behind the teeth instead of the front surface.
Invisalign is another treatment option for correcting crowded teeth. It stands out from other options because of its discrete appearance of clear aligners. The aligners are invisible. Therefore, no one can tell if you had Invisalign treatment. This procedure also provides fast and excellent results. Hence, if you or your child has teeth alignment issues, you may need to consider Invisalign treatment.
For minor cases, a dentist may recommend veneers to improve the appearance of the teeth. Unlike braces and Invisalign, veneers do not shift the teeth. Instead, they change the teeth’ appearance to create a straight smile. The good thing about veneers is that they do not cause the discomfort of moving teeth to their normal position. However, this dental work does not provide a permanent solution, as they do not treat the underlying cause of crowded teeth. Do you want to achieve straight teeth and a confident smile? Schedule an appointment with our professionals, and you will get a thorough analysis and a personalized treatment for teeth crowding.