Crooked teeth are more than a simple cosmetic issue. Patients with severely crooked teeth are often affected by increased oral health problems. Dr. Albert Caves is a Columbus, Georgia dentist that is passionate about helping his patients receive the smile of their dreams. If you want a straighter and more balanced smile, call (706) 407-4851 or schedule an appointment with Dr. Caves online. He will be happy to give you a smile makeover.
Why Straighten Crooked Teeth?
Because is more difficult to properly clean between crooked teeth, plaque can build up in hard to reach areas and can lead to tooth decay or gum disease. Crooked teeth can also impact bite alignment and cause problems in the jaw joint. A misaligned bite can cause pain in the face and jaw and may contribute to TMJ disorders.
Straightening Crooked Teeth
There are multiple methods to straighten mildly or severely crooked teeth or enhance the appearance of slightly crooked teeth, including:
Orthodontics: Dr. Caves refers patients to his father, Dr. Sammy Caves, who practices orthodontics in Columbus, GA. Orthodontic treatments straighten teeth over time for a more balanced and healthier smile.
Porcelain veneers: Dental veneers are custom-made to cover and brighten teeth. Dr. Caves can color-match veneers to your natural smile. Veneers are also an extremely durable and stain-resistant solution for patients with damaged or crooked teeth.
Dental crowns: A dental crown caps off an entire tooth to protect it and enhance its appearance. This restoration is suited for teeth with alignment issues, damage, or tooth decay.
Dental bonding: Tooth bonding is a more economical option than veneers and is good for patients who aren’t ready to commit to a permanent solution. Using a composite resin, Dr. Caves can change the size and shape of your teeth for a more uniform end-result. Additionally, the bonding material can be color-matched to teeth.