Can a Cosmetic Dentist Fix Crooked Teeth?

Most people think that Orthodontists are the only branch of dentistry that fix crooked teeth. Did you know that cosmetic dentists can also fix your crooked teeth?

Cosmetic dentists can fix any defect in the appearance of your smile, helping you attain a complete smile makeover. Depending on the severity of crookedness and your smile image goals, you can achieve a perfect smile in one or more treatments. In fact, with a cosmetic dentist, you can even get a straighter smile without wearing braces.

Cosmetic dentistry can make your smile more beautiful, give you more confidence, and enhance your overall dental health. Our experienced cosmetic dentist at PGA Dentistry offers a range of treatments that can fix your crooked teeth, including Invisalign, Porcelain Veneers, Smile Design, entire Smile Makeovers, and more.

Straightening Teeth Without Traditional Braces

Are you tired of looking in the mirror at a crooked, gapped, or overcrowded smile? When it comes to straightening teeth, traditional braces and orthodontics can be a time-consuming and expensive treatment. Not to mention, it’s not uncommon for patient’s teeth to shift after undergoing a long and arduous treatment process.

Before choosing a treatment, Dr. Jay Ajmo at PGA Advanced Dentistry will need to assess your smile to determine which cosmetic treatment will be better suited for your teeth. Today, we’re going to explain some possible cosmetic treatments for crooked and gapped teeth.

Consider Invisalign for Straighter Teeth

If your smile is full of overlapped, overcrowded, and crooked teeth, it’s a good idea to straighten your teeth with Invisalign before porcelain veneers. When left untreated, overcrowded teeth can become more crowded over time, leading to dangerously crooked teeth, plaque accumulation, dental decay, and an increased risk of gum disease.

Invisalign straightens overcrowded teeth by repositioning the teeth farther apart in the jawbone. Similar to traditional braces, Invisalign will require some patience, taking about 12 months to complete a full treatment. However, it’s much more discreet and convenient than traditional braces, since you can take your plastic aligners out for special occasions.

Ask about Porcelain Veneers

Are you dealing with a gapped smile? Porcelain veneers are an easy cosmetic fix for gapped teeth, and they’re especially effective for treating gaps in the front of your teeth. At PGA Dentistry, we will need to examine your smile first to ensure that porcelain veneers are the best solution for the size of your gap.

In certain cases where the gap is too large, we might recommend Invisalign first to make the gap smaller. When rare cases where the gap is too big, porcelain veneers can make the two front teeth look too large compared to your other teeth. However, in most cases, gaps are easily treated with porcelain veneers.

When your teeth are unevenly shaped, we might recommend an entire smile makeover, which combines a variety of cosmetic treatments for a perfect Hollywood smile.

Go for the Entire Smile Makeover

Smile makeovers use a variety of cosmetic treatments as a solution for dental misalignments, spacing problems, missing teeth, chipped teeth, tooth discolorations, and tooth length.

  • Natural tooth length. Oftentimes, the effects of gum disease and aging can make your teeth appear long and unproportional. With a smile makeover, we will shorten your teeth by reshaping the front teeth with porcelain veneers.
  • Chipped, cracked, and uneven teeth. For teeth that are chipped and cracked, we will make your teeth appear more even with porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns. These restorative treatments match the color and shape of your existing teeth for a natural looking smile. These cosmetic solutions not only enhance the appearance of your smile, but they also prevent further tooth decay.
  • Missing teeth. For patients with missing teeth, we will fill in the gap with dental implants for a functional and cosmetically beneficial solution.
  • Alignment, spacing, and color. As we mentioned earlier, a combination of Invisalign and porcelain veneers are generally the best cosmetic solution for crooked teeth. Porcelain veneers can also permanently improve the color of your smile since your new veneers will be made to order in any shade that you’d like.

Before beginning a smile makeover or any cosmetic treatment, we will need to evaluate your bite, gums, and overall oral health. In some instances, where the bite structure has more serious problems that need addressing, we might recommend you to an orthodontist, before we begin any treatment.

Making sure that your bite is healthy will play an important role in the longevity of your porcelain veneers and Invisalign treatment. Want to learn more about straightening crooked teeth with cosmetic dentistry? Call PGA Dentistry today at 561-627-8666 .