Dr. Glen Wainwright treats crooked teeth in Austin, Texas. Treating crooked teeth may seem like solely an aesthetic dental concern, but there are an array of dental problems that may arise if severely crooked teeth are not treated. Crooked teeth can make it more difficult for patients to bite evenly.
Those with a misaligned bite or crooked teeth are at a higher risk for bruxism, or teeth grinding, which can wear teeth down. However, straightening teeth can be a preventative measure that looks and feels great. Dr. Wainwright and the team at Austin Dental Care are experts at creating balanced and straight smiles for patients. Learn about your options for correcting misaligned teeth below.
Crooked Teeth Treatments in Austin, TX
Austin Dental Care offers these solutions for patients with or severely crooked teeth.
Invisalign straightens crooked teeth using clear aligners. Patients will receive a series of aligners that are worn daily over a span of about one year. Each set of aligners are worn for approximately two weeks and gradually and comfortably shift teeth into alignment. Invisalign is more comfortable than traditional metal braces and does not have any dietary restrictions.
Dental veneers are made of a material that is color-matched to natural teeth to blend in perfectly with a patient’s smile. They can be a great aesthetic treatment for those with crooked or misaligned teeth. Patients who want a permanent dental solution with an added benefit of a brighter and whiter smile enjoy receiving dental veneers.
This semi-permanent economical alternative to porcelain veneers uses composite resin material to change the size and shape of teeth. Like dental veneers, the bonding material that is used during this treatment blends in with teeth for a natural look. Tooth bonding can be a great option for patients who may not want to commit to veneers but want an aesthetically pleasing smile.
Crooked Teeth FAQs
Do I need braces if only one tooth is crooked?
If only one tooth is crooked, you have a few options for treatment. Patients typically choose between clear aligners and braces. If only one tooth is crooked you will only need aligners or braces on that row of teeth. Straightening one crooked tooth is a quick treatment.
Will crooked teeth straighten out?
While teeth are cooing in they may appear to be much more crooked than they will be once they fully erupt. Some teeth will correct themselves once they have fully grown, so if they are coming in and seem to be crooked do not worry.
What is the best age to correct crooked teeth?
The best age to attempt to align crooked teeth is between the ages of 8 and 14. At this age your teeth respond to treatment best, however anyone can undergo orthodontic treatment to correct crooked teeth..
What are the two phases to aligning crooked teeth?
The first phase in teeth alignment is done before all of a patient’s permanent teeth have fully come in. Phase 2 of orthodontics occurs once all permanent teeth have fully erupted.
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Do you want to straighten crooked teeth? Contact Austin Dental Care for crooked teeth treatment in Austin, TX at 512-518-6392. You can also request an appointment online, and we will get back to you shortly. Let Dr. Glen Wainwright address your malocclusion today.