Crooked or misaligned teeth are not solely a cosmetic dental problem. Patients who have malocclusion, or an uneven bite, are more at risk of developing gum disease, tooth decay, or TMJ disorders.
Dr. Jeffrey Bellisario and Dr. David Robbins offer treatment for crooked teeth in Ardmore, PA. At the Office of Dr. Bellisario, our dental team is dedicated to helping patients find the right treatments for their needs. Our dentists thoroughly examine the smile using digital x-rays and scans. Based on their findings, they can find a solution that matches each patient’s budget, goals, dental history, and current needs.
Problems with Crooked Teeth
There are a variety of dental problems that patients can experience with overcrowded, misaligned, or crooked teeth. It can be difficult to clean the spaces between the teeth. Over time, harmful bacteria can build up in these hard-to-reach areas. The best way to clean the mouth is through regular professional dental cleanings or orthodontic care. Bacteria buildup often leads to problems like cavities and gum disease. These highly damaging problems erode the tooth enamel and cause gum recession.
Another problem with crooked teeth is that they create misaligned bites. Because of this, patients may develop TMJ problems. Temporomandibular joint disorders are typically caused by pressure and stress on the joints that aid in speaking, biting, and chewing. Misaligned teeth may put more pressure on some teeth than others, which can impact the TMJ joints. As a result, some patients with crooked teeth may develop TMJ disorders.
How Can Invisalign Help?
Invisalign is a modern cosmetic dental treatment that gradually straightens teeth over time. During Invisalign treatment, patients wear a series of custom-made, clear aligners. Each set of aligners is different and is switched out every two weeks. An advantage of Invisalign is that it uses removable aligners. Patients can take their Invisalign aligners out to eat, drink, and brush their teeth. This means that patients can enjoy the foods they love without any restrictions. Invisalign also offers comfort to patients over traditional alternatives. Each aligner conforms to their smiles and does not damage the teeth or irritate the gums.
Straighten Your Smile Today
Do you have a misaligned smile? Prevent complications that stem from crooked teeth with Invisalign treatment. Call us today at (610) 839-8967 or schedule a dental appointment with our dentists on our website.