Problems That Crooked Teeth Can Cause
Makes Cleaning More Difficult: Toothbrush bristles and floss have a difficult time reaching the nooks and crannies between crooked teeth, which can lead to bacteria growth.
Makes Chewing Difficult: Protruding upper and lower teeth may rub together in a way that prevents normal jaw alignment, making it difficult to chew.
Causes Gum Disease: Developing periodontal, or gum, the disease is a common ramification of crooked teeth. Gum disease develops when bacteria in our mouth forms into plaque. The problem accentuates when your gums don’t fit securely around your teeth, leaving more room for bacteria to grow.
Causes Bad Breath: As bad as crooked teeth look, they can smell even worse. Unless you’ve just eaten an onion, bad breath is generally caused by lingering mouth bacteria, which can be difficult to eradicate from in between crooked teeth.
Crushes Self-Esteem: Several studies have indicated that a better-looking smile increases the amount you smile, which can lower stress and improve cognitive ability. Having crooked teeth may reduce your confidence in your smile, thus reducing how much you show your pearly whites.
Treatment Options For Straightening Your Teeth
At Henrich Dental we provide treatment that is specific to your needs. During your consultation, Dr. Henrich will examine your teeth, mouth, and gums to determine which treatment is right for you. Some patients may benefit from orthodontics, which others may need another cosmetic or restorative treatment. We understand that no two dental cases are alike, so we work diligently to provide personalized, patient-focused dental care to help patients achieve a straighter, healthier smile.
Veneers are a thin, tooth-colored laminate that is placed over the front of the teeth. Veneers are custom made to match the appearance of your existing teeth. Veneers can be an ideal solution for patients with gapped, misaligned, or uneven teeth.
Dental bonding is an effective, alternative treatment to porcelain veneers. Dental bonding requires a small amount of surface structure to be removed from the tooth. The bonding material is color matched to match your existing teeth, creating a natural looking, healthy smile.
Invisalign aligners are the clear alternative to metal braces for adults and teens. These clear aligners are the virtually invisible way to straighten and improve your smile.
Schedule A Consultation
At Henrich Dental we are committed to high quality, patient-focused dental care. Dr. Henrich takes the time to address your dental concerns, understand your dental goals, and thoroughly examine your smile before deciding which dental treatment will best suit your dental needs. If you would like to explore your options to correct crooked teeth, you can schedule an appointment online, or call our Tulsa dental office at (918) 262-4731.