Many of the patients who visit our Bel Air, MD dentist office are embarrassed by their crooked teeth, but resist orthodontic treatment with traditional metal braces. Dr. Melissa Elliott of Harford County Dentistry is more concerned with the dental health risks associated with crooked teeth. Patients with crooked teeth find it difficult to brush and floss their teeth effectively. This can lead to many oral health issues including a tooth cavity, bleeding gums, gum disease as well as TMJ disorders, which cause headaches, teeth grinding and facial pain.
Modern dentistry offers comfortable, convenient options for straightening teeth that are discreet and effective. Dr. Elliott offer conservative options that include straightening teeth with or without braces to patients at her Bel Air, MD dentist office.
Straightening Teeth with Invisible Braces
Most adult patients prefer to use invisible braces to straighten their crooked teeth. Dr. Elliott is qualified to offer her patients Invisalign® invisible braces. Invisalign® is the number one requested brand of invisible braces in the United States. Invisalign® is well suited for patients who have mild to moderate alignment problems. Using a series of ultra-clear, removable aligners, Invisalign®gently repositions teeth without causing damage to tooth enamel or gum tissue. The benefits of invisible braces vs metal braces including:
- Improved Oral Hygiene
- A Discreet
- More Dietary Choices
- Teeth-Grinding Protection
Straightening Teeth Without Braces
Dr. Elliott also offers several ways to fix crooked teeth without braces. Straightening teeth without braces or clear aligners can be used when there are no health considerations that would require braces or clear aligners. We offer our patients several ways to straighten teeth without braces or clear aligners including:
Porcelain Veneers – Porcelain Veneers are permanent dental restorations that cover the front and sides of a tooth and are extremely durable. Dr. Elliott can use them to correct minor problems in tooth alignment. They are made of ultra-thin porcelain designed to look and feel like natural teeth. Porcelain veneers require three visits to our Bel Air, MD cosmetic dentistry office to design, create, and place.
Dental Crowns – A dental crown covers the entire tooth and is permanently bonded into place. The crown provides strength, aesthetics and lasting durable function. A dental crown is stain and decay resistant and can be color matched to blend seamlessly with your smile for beautiful results. A dental crown is well suited for teeth that may have more significant alignment issues and are compromised by decay or broken teeth.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are searching for a dentist that treats crooked teeth in the Fallston, MD and Bel Air, MD area, contact Harford County Dentistry. Call 410-994-2627 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Elliott or request an appointment online.