If your teeth are crooked, have you ever wondered why? There are several reasons why they are crooked. It may be an inherited trait in your family. You could have teeth that protrude because you sucked your thumb as a small child, or some people have mouths too small to hold all their teeth. No matter the cause, if you have crooked teeth, you can get them realigned with a smile makeover.
After evaluating your teeth, one of our dentists at the Julian Center for Comprehensive Dentistry can determine the best treatment for correcting them. A dentist can choose from:
Our dentist in Ellicott City will determine which option is best for you by determining the severity of the misalignments, what is causing them, and then deciding the best course of treatment.
The cause of misaligned teeth is often due to an over, under, cross, or open bite. If it’s minor to a moderate bite problem, which is also known as a malocclusion, then you may only need to wear a retainer to correct the problem.
After evaluating your teeth, one of our dentists at the Julian Center for Comprehensive Dentistry may decide braces are the best way to straighten and align your teeth. We will help you decide if metal, ceramic, or lingual braces are the best for straightening your smile.
Clear, plastic aligners can help straighten mild to moderate bite problems or problems like overcrowded teeth. If your mouth is small or you have an extra tooth or two, extractions may be necessary to fit the aligners so that your teeth have enough room in your mouth to become straight.
For more severe problems with crooked teeth, our dentist at the Julian Center for Comprehensive Dentistry may recommend surgical options. Sometimes one of the jaws may protrude too far, and you’ll develop bite problems.
Our dentists in Ellicott City have many methods for straightening teeth, so they function correctly, allowing patients to eat and speak comfortably after their smile makeovers.