Correcting Crooked Teeth To Improve Your Oral Health

Correcting crooked teeth is often done for cosmetic reasons; however, correcting crooked teeth is also done to significantly improve your oral health. If not properly treated, crooked teeth can lead to a range of complex dental problems. Crooked teeth can make it harder for patients to maintain a proper oral hygiene routine, which increases the risks of developing cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. Crooked teeth may even lead to an imbalanced and misaligned bite that may lead to the development of TMJ disorder or other bite disorders. If you are experiencing oral-facial pain, headaches, or jaw discomfort, you may want to schedule an appointment with your dentist to check for any signs of TMJ disorder.

Newport News dentist Dr. William Harper works with each patient to identify any complex dental problems and provide treatment to restore your smile. Dr. Harper offers a range of restorative, cosmetic, and general dentistry service to correct and treat crooked teeth. Dr. Harper will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, mouth, and gums to determine which treatment best suits your needs. To schedule an appointment, contact our Poquoson, VA dentist office.

Correcting A Crooked Smile

Depending on each patient’s individual needs, they can straighten crooked teeth with or without braces. Dr. Harper is a Hampton Roads Invisalign provider. Invisalign is a clear aligners system that gently realigns your teeth during treatment. Patients will receive multiple sets of aligners that are replaced about every two weeks. Unlike traditional braces, patients can remove Invisalign to eat and perform their daily oral hygiene routine.

For patients who opt out of correcting crooked teeth with invisible braces, Dr. Harper offers tooth bonding, dental crowns, and porcelain veneers.

  • Dental Bonding: Dental bonding requires just one visit to our Poquoson dental office. Dental bonding is used to address mishappen teeth, chipped teeth, and crooked teeth.
  • Dental Crowns: A dental crown can lengthen teeth, close gaps between the teeth, and correct minor misaligned teeth.
  • Dental Veneers: Porcelain veneers are made from a  thin, high-grade ceramic that can give patients a natural, durable solution to crooked teeth. We also offer composite resin veneers that can be created in just one visit to our dental office.