Having crooked teeth can be not just embarrassing, but lead to serious health concerns. Crooked teeth can make brushing and flossing a challenge, allowing food, debris and plaque to build up between teeth. Plaque build up can contribute to cavity formation and gum disease.
There are a number of ways to fix crooked teeth including treatment with or without braces.
Straightening Teeth With Braces
Orthodontic treatment is the most common way to fix crooked teeth. This can be achieved either through metal braces or clear braces. Dr. Raj Upadya is a Preferred Provider for Invisalign in East Hanover, NJ. Clear braces are best suited for patients who need mild to moderate orthodontic treatment. Invisalign® is a comfortable, convenient way to straighten teeth and has a high patient satisfaction.
Metal braces are used for patients who need more significant orthodontic treatment to fix crooked teeth. Often times, orthodontic treatment with metal braces can be combined with Invisalign® therapy to achieve optimal results without prolonged use of metal braces.
Straightening Teeth Without Braces
There are also options for straightening teeth without braces. Dr. Upadya will carefully evaluate your condition to determine if you are a candidate. Straightening teeth without braces is used when there are no health considerations that would require braces. Common treatment options for straightening teeth without braces include the use of porcelain veneers and dental crowns.
Porcelain veneers cover the front and sides of teeth and can be used to correct minor problems in tooth alignment. Dental crowns cover the entire tooth and are well suited for teeth that may have more significant alignment issues.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have crooked teeth and are looking for teeth straightening options, contact Metropolitan Center for Complete Dentistry to schedule a consultation with Dr. Raj Upadya. Dr. Upadya is an expert dentist in the Summit, NJ and East Hanover, NJ area. Call us at 973-241-5169 or request a consultation online today.