Many patients hide their natural smile because they are embarrassed by their crooked teeth, but resist orthodontic treatment with traditional metal braces. Modern dentistry offers comfortable, convenient options for straightening teeth that are discreet and effective.
Why Straighten Crooked Teeth?
Crooked teeth are more than a cosmetic concern. They are often the root cause of a range of common dental concerns as well as bite problems. Crooked teeth can be difficult to brush and floss effectively, raising the risk for developing tooth decay and gum disease.
Teeth that cannot make proper contact with each other when chewing or speaking can strain the jaw joints and throw off the balance of the bite, leading to complex dental concerns such as a temporomandibular disorder (TMD). Commonly called TMJ, bite problems can compromise any dentistry you may receive and lead to bigger problems down the road. Straightening your smile with Invisalign can address mild to moderate bite problems and restore lasting dental health.
The goal of your orthodontic treatment is to restore a beautiful, healthy and functional smile. At Pioneer Valley Dental Arts, we provide personalized dental care for the individual needs and goals of each patient. There is no “one size fits all” approach to your dentistry.
Crooked Teeth: Treatment Options
Drs. Evans and Ziemba are both highly trained in orthodontic treatment, providing a full range of care to address the unique needs of each patient. We offer Invisalign® and Six Month Smiles clear braces to straighten teeth without the embarrassment and hassles often associated with metal braces.
Invisalign uses clear aligners to gently reposition the teeth according to a customized treatment plan. Your results will not only enhance the appearance of your smile, but will improve your overall dental health. Six Month Smiles is recommended for treating teeth in the “smile zone” and uses clear, comfortable brackets to move teeth into the desired position.
Trained in orthodontics, Dr. Evans offers also offers traditional metal braces and appliances to address more complex dental concerns or bite problems. A member of the International Association for Orthodontics, Dr. Evans stays on top of the latest orthodontic treatment options, materials and techniques to ensure patients enjoy the best possible results.
Crooked teeth can also be addressed with cosmetic or restorative procedures when the fit of the bite is not an issue. Using dental veneers, cosmetic bonding or dental crowns Dr. Evans and Dr. Ziemba can change the shape and appearance of your teeth for a straighter smile.