Do you want a straighter and more functional smile? Are you tired of problems caused by crooked teeth?
Dr. Joseph A. Catanzano III, DDS offers treatments for crooked teeth in Washington, D.C. Crooked teeth are a dental concern that not only impact aesthetics but also oral health. Dr. Catanzano is an expert in finding the best treatment options possible for patients with a misaligned bite. Discover the benefits of treating crooked teeth as well as treatment options offered at Foxhall Smiles.
Why Straighten Crooked Teeth?
Straightening crooked or misaligned teeth can prevent dental issues such as tooth decay and gum disease. Crooked teeth can impact the alignment of the jaw joint and may contribute to tooth, jaw, and facial pain. Straightening teeth may also help alleviate the added tension of the joint.
Treatment for Crooked Teeth
Dr. Catanzano will create a personalized treatment plan that takes your budget, goals, and oral health needs into account. Learn more about your options below:
An alternative to traditional metal braces, Invisalign uses clear aligners that gradually shift teeth every two weeks. The aligners can be removed for eating and brushing teeth. They also tend to be more comfortable than metal braces because they do not irritate the gums. Invisalign has a shorter treatment time than traditional options and can provide straighter teeth to patients in about six to eighteen months, depending on the patient’s needs.
Tooth bonding uses composite resin to change the size and shape of teeth. This resin also blends in with teeth for a more natural and aesthetically pleasing look. Tooth bonding procedure is less permanent and more economical than options like porcelain veneers. This treatment can be a great option for patients who may not want to commit to a more permanent dental treatment option.
Porcelain veneers are a great aesthetic treatment for crooked teeth because they are made of ultra-thin, high-quality porcelain. Porcelain veneers are color-matched to natural teeth so that they can blend in perfectly. Bonding porcelain ceramic to teeth results in a straighter and brighter appearance.
Crooked Teeth FAQs
How common are crooked teeth?
Orthodontic conditions are extremely prevalent today. Nine out of ten people have teeth that are out of place, and 75 percent of us have teeth that do not have enough space to fully erupt.
What is the main cause of crooked teeth?
The most common reason for crooked teeth is genetics. Our parents are the source of the dental markers that can cause teeth misalignment.
Can teeth be straightened at any age?
Orthodontic treatment can start at any age, in adulthood, although there may be fewer options available. Since orthodontic treatment might raise the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, it will not be able to begin until you have reached an acceptable level of oral hygiene. Teenagers’ mouths respond best to orthodontic treatment, however anyone can undergo it to achieve a more aligned smile.
How long does it take to straighten teeth?
Each person is unique, and their teeth may respond to dental care in different ways. Dental braces can correct a patient’s teeth in as little as six months, however they can take as long as two years to fully correct.
Do crooked teeth affect face shape?
The symmetry and proportion of your face can be affected by a number of factors, including an underbite, overbite, crooked teeth, or a misaligned jaw. Teeth play an important role in supporting the jawbone and maintaining the natural length of your face.
Schedule a Dental Exam Today
You can contact Foxhall Smiles at 202-315-2188. Feel free to request a consultation with Dr. Catanzano on his website today.