Teeth that are improperly aligned or crowded too tightly together can result to a host of dental problems – both in the way the teeth function, and how they look like especially when a person smiles. Crowded teeth can grow out in irregular angles because the jaw may not have enough space for the teeth to come out of the gum line in a straight (or regular) manner – this crowded position makes it difficult to effectively keep the teeth clean, and can make a smile look unattractive.
Cosmetic dentistry treatments for crowded teeth aim to improve not only the appearance of the teeth – but their function as well. The cosmetic dentistry treatment that will be done by a dentist to address crowded teeth problems will depend on the severity of the issue, as well as the individual patient’s specific concerns/goals.
Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions for Crowded Teeth
- Orthodontics – An orthodontic treatment can be used to address crowded teeth/crooked teeth problems by moving the teeth into a more properly aligned position. Orthodontic braces can be used on children to ensure that crowded or crooked teeth problems can be corrected early on; adult orthodontics through the use of “invisible” braces make it possible for proper teeth alignment to be achieved in a discreet manner.
- Dental Veneers – These custom-made shells can be used to improve the appearance of teeth that are crowded or packed too closely together. Dental veneers are placed over the affected tooth (or teeth), so that its shape, positioning, appearance, and functionality are improved.
- Cosmetic Dental Bonding – Dental bonding makes use of a tooth-bonding material made of composite resin, which will directly be applied to teeth that are affected by overcrowding. The composite resin material will then be shaped to achieve the appearance of teeth that are more properly aligned.