Are you looking for a discreet solution for straightening your crooked smile?
It is never too late to straighten your crooked teeth. Patients of all ages can find discreet, effective solutions for straightening their crooked smiles. Many patients may feel that there is no point in straightening their crooked teeth later in life. The truth is, crooked teeth can cause secondary oral health complications, and may affect the health and function of the jaw.
The Problem With Crooked Teeth
Did you know that crooked teeth can cause advanced dental health concerns?
Crooked teeth are both a cosmetic and oral health dental concern. Crooked teeth can cause stress on the jaw joint, causing it to malfunction resulting in painful symptoms. Dysfunction in the jaw and bite, and can lead to chronic headaches, jaw and face tension, popping or clicking of the jaw or difficulty eating or speaking.
Crooked teeth may also make it difficult to properly clean all surfaces of your teeth. Crooked teeth can increase a patients risk of gum disease, tooth decay, and even tooth loss.
Dr. Benjamin Stevens takes a comprehensive and consultative approach to treating crooked teeth. Dr. Stevens will thoroughly evaluate the teeth, gums and jaw alignment. Depending on the extent of malocclusion, treatment will be tailored to the unique dental health needs of the individual patient. If your teeth are severely crooked, braces may be your best option. In cases where malocclusion is mild to moderate, Dr. Stevens may be able to help you build a cosmetic treatment plan to straighten your smile. Dr.Goris will discuss and educate you on all of your options, so you can make the most suitable, well informed decision for lasting results.
If the embarrassment of wearing adult metal braces is holding you back from achieving your desired smile, Dr. Stevens at Beautiful Smiles in Greenwood, IN offers cosmetic alternatives to braces that may be right for you.
Cosmetic Options for Straighter Teeth
Dental bonding is a quick and effective cosmetic solution for straightening the appearance of your smile. Ideal for patients with growing smiles or on a budget, dental bonding can complete in one single visit to our dentist office. Dr. Stevens applies a tooth-colored resin directly to your teeth. Then, he sculpts the biocompatible composite material into the desired tooth shape and color matches to blend with your existing smile. Once the patient and dentist are fully satisfied with the result, the bonding is hardened into place using a special light.
Porcelain veneers can straighten a crooked tooth without braces. Dr. Stevens uses the most advanced materials and technology to give you a natural-looking smile using high quality, customized dental veneers. An ultra-thin clear ceramic material is attached to the tooth covering the front and sides of the tooth. The dental veneer is a permanent dental restoration that can help you achieve a total smile makeover.
Virtually unnoticeable, this removable braces alternative can create a straight smile without the discomfort of traditional metal braces. Dr. Stevens will take molds of your teeth to create a series of retainers that will gradually realign your teeth. Using state-of-the-art Invisalign software Dr. Stevens is able to more accurately and precisely straighten your teeth.
Schedule An Appointment
Find the right treatment plan for achieving your straightest, healthiest smile, contact Dr. Stevens today. Call our Greenwood, IN family dentist office at (317) 886-4512, or schedule an appointment online.