Crooked teeth are a fact of life for most individuals. Even those who have worn braces as an adolescent and been diligent about using a retainer often find that their teeth once again become crooked as the years pass. Most of us have a few crooked teeth and are not bothered by them. However, many people do not smile with the confidence they could have with perfectly aligned teeth. If you are one of these individuals, cosmetic dentistry has a solution for you.
Orthodontic braces simply are not an option for many adults with crooked teeth. They are unsightly, messy, painful, and require numerous dental visits for adjustment and other maintenance. If you have already had braces as a youth, then you are already familiar with the many inconveniences that accompany traditional braces. Instant orthodontics can do in only a few dental visits what traditional orthodontic braces can take years to do. Instant orthodontic treatment consists of the skillful application of porcelain veneers to your problem teeth. Porcelain veneers have the added benefit of being resistant to decay and discoloration.
Invisalign is an ideal option for those with mildly crooked teeth. This process uses a series of clear, removable retainers that gradually move your teeth back into alignment.
It is often the case that only one or two teeth are out of alignment. In this case, a tooth reshaping may be all that is necessary. Dr. Firouzi can sculpt your problem tooth with dental bonding in as few as two dental visits.
Severely crooked teeth will likely need more extensive treatments than the ones listed above. These may include traditional braces or other orthodontic appliances. Crooked teeth can be both the cause and the result of bite problems. Bite therapy may be recommended for certain patients before they can become a good candidate for cosmetic treatments.