Are my crooked teeth affecting my oral health?
For many patients, crooked teeth make them feel too embarrassed to smile. While crooked teeth can be a cosmetic concern, crooked teeth can also increase a patients risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and complex bite disorders.
Patients of all ages can benefit from straightening their crooked teeth. With advancements in modern dental and orthodontic technology, there are now more comfortable, faster and discreet options for straightening crooked teeth. Dr. Srikureja offers a range of orthodontic and cosmetic solutions for realigning a crooked smile.
Solutions for Crooked Teeth
Montclair Plaza Dental Office provides patients with comprehensive solutions to advanced dental concerns. We begin with a thorough oral health exam and bite analysis to help build a complete picture of the patient’s unique dental health. Dr. Srikureja consults one-on-one with each patient taking the time to listen to their personal goals and to answer any questions they may have. Together, Dr. Srikureja and the patient build a personalized treatment plan that will address underlying issues and result in lasting, beautiful results.
Dr. Srikureja is a Montclair, CA Clear Correct provider. Clear Correct uses a system of nearly invisible aligners to gradually shift teeth into proper alignment, bringing the bite and smile into a comfortable and aesthetic balance.
For patients with a crooked tooth that does not impact the function of the comfort of the bite, Dr. Srikureja may recommend a cosmetic solution for restoring the aesthetic balance to the smile. Porcelain veneers, dental crowns or tooth bonding can help achieve the appearance of a straight and beautiful smile.
Why should I straighten my crooked teeth?
Crooked teeth overlap and may make it difficult to thoroughly clean all surfaces of the teeth. Patients with crooked teeth experience higher rates of tooth cavities and an overall decrease in oral wellness.
Malocclusion or misalignment of the bite caused by crooked teeth is a common underlying cause of TMD. TMD is a complex bite disorder that affects the alignment and function of the jaw joint. Patients with TMD experience chronic pain in the face and jaw and reoccurring headaches.
Straightening your crooked teeth can improve your self-confidence and your oral health. It is never too late to straighten your teeth. A straight, beautiful smile promotes the best version of yourself. Ask Dr. Srikureja about your options for treating crooked teeth.