Crooked teeth can prevent patients from sharing their beautiful smiles. Children and adult patients can benefit from straightening their crooked teeth. No patient is “too old” to realign their teeth. Dr. Goris offers discreet treatment options for achieving a straight, confident smile. This issues is more than just a common cosmetic concern. Crooked teeth may also impact the functional aspect of your bite. Treating crooked teeth can help realign the bite alignment of your jaw for a more comfortable and functional bite.
Crooked Teeth Impact Oral Health
Straight teeth help support better overall oral health. Crooked teeth may be difficult to properly clean and can increase the risk of developing oral health-related disease. Patients with crooked teeth may experience:
- Jaw or facial pain
- Increase of cavities development
- Difficulty or painful chewing
- Poor oral hygiene
- Frequent headaches
Patients with crooked teeth should seek treatment to realign their bite for a healthier, more comfortable smile. No patient is ever too old to correct their misaligned teeth. Patients who choose to treat their crooked teeth enjoy improved oral health that supports long term function and comfort of their bite.
Treating Crooked Teeth Greenwood, IN
Dr. Goris is a Greenwood, IN Invisalign provider with advanced training in the use of clear aligners to correct tooth misalignment. Invisalign is ideal for addressing mild to moderate orthodontic concerns in teens and adults. Discreet, comfortable custom fabricated aligners are worn in progression to gradually shift teeth back into proper alignment without the stigma of bulky, unsightly metal braces. Invisalign can gently and gradually straighten teeth that are crooked or misaligned, correcting problems such as cross bite, over bite and underbite.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Available for teens and adults, Invisalign uses a series of clear retainers that are custom made by Dr. Goris from molds of your teeth and designed to move teeth into the desired position over a period of about a year. The aligners are custom designed using special CAD/CAM software that enables Dr. Goris to plan your treatment and create predictable results.
Patients can enjoy several key benefits:
- removable retainers allow easy brushing and flossing
- smooth, plastic material is comfortable and does not irritate soft tissues
- they are invisible and no one has to know you are wearing braces
Crooked teeth can go beyond being a cosmetic concern- they can have an impact on oral health. It is often difficult to effectively clean between teeth that are misaligned, increasing the chances of decay and tooth cavities or gum disease. They may also affect a patient’s bite, leading to temporomandibular joint issues, or TMJ, as pressure is applied in the wrong places to accommodate an imbalanced bite.
If you have teeth that are crooked, or have concerns about your bite, schedule a consultation with Dr. Goris. He will perform a thorough exam and discuss the best options for restoring and maintaining your dental health. For those with more complex orthodontic concerns that affect the structure of their jaw or bite, Dr. Goris may refer you to a local orthodontist for more advanced treatment.