Fallston dentist Dr. Melissa Elliott offers several solutions for crooked teeth including treatment options for straightening teeth with or without braces.
More than just a cosmetic concern, crooked teeth have the potential to lead to serious health concerns. Crooked teeth often make brushing and flossing difficult, allowing food, debris and plaque to build up between teeth. This can increase your risk of cavity formation and gum disease. Teeth that are misaligned can also be the underlying cause for bite problems that not only affect the comfort of your smile, but can cause excessive tooth wear and damage over time.
Straightening Teeth With Invisible Braces
The most common way to fix crooked teeth is through orthodontic treatment, using either metal braces or clear braces. Most adult patients prefer to use invisible braces to straighten teeth. Lazer & Associates is a Fallston, MD Invisalign dentist office. Invisible braces are well suited for patients who have mild to moderate alignment problems. They are used as an effective treatment for a variety of alignment problems including crowding, spacing, overbite and underbite.
Benefits of invisible braces vs metal braces:
- Invisible braces are removable so you can eat whatever you want
- Invisible braces lead to improved hygiene because you can brush and floss normally
- Smooth plastic instead of sharp metal make treatment more comfortable
- Convenience of visiting our Fallston dentist office to monitor treatment instead of specialist
Straightening Teeth Without Braces
There are also options for patients who want to straighten their teeth without braces. Dr. Elliott will carefully evaluate your condition. Straightening teeth without braces is used when there are no health considerations that would require braces.
Common treatment options for straightening teeth without braces can 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 are trying to find a Fallston family and cosmetic dentist to straighten your teeth, contact Lazer & Associates to find out what options are right for you. Our dentist office is conveniently located at 1810 Bel Air Road in Fallston, Maryland. We serve patients in the Fallston and Bel Air area and gladly welcome new patients. Call 410-994-2627 for an appointment or more information or request an appointment online.