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Misaligned, Crooked & Overcrowded Teeth

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Treatments for Misaligned, Crooked & Overcrowded Teeth

There are many contributing factors that can lead to crooked, misaligned and overcrowded teeth.

If your teeth are too big for your mouth, they can end up fighting for space and growing in unevenly or in different directions.

In some instances, a patients’ upper and lower jaws are different sizes which can lead to an overbite or an underbite.

These cases are usually genetic and although you can’t do much to prevent them from happening, there are many ways to treat the issues.

At The Gentle Dental, we want all of our patients to feel proud of their smiles.

We have seen far too many instances where patients’ confidence is dramatically reduced by crooked and misaligned teeth and we are here to help you feel good about your smile!

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How do you straighten misaligned teeth?

Today, we can offer a range of treatment methods to address misaligned or crooked teeth.

The most appropriate treatment for you will be dependent on your specific needs as well as your budget and the time you are willing to wait since some treatments take longer than others.

If your misalignment is subtle then a removable retainer may be enough to shift your teeth back into position whereas in other cases we can offer a range of brace types including:

In some cases where teeth are misaligned and overcrowding is the main issue, we may need to remove a tooth or teeth so that there is space for the remaining teeth to shift into the desired position.

However, this is quite rare.

Why choose porcelain veneers over braces?

The steps and stages of cosmetic dentistry to fix crooked teethBoth braces and veneers are used to treat misaligned and crooked teeth, though the procedure is extremely different for both methods.

Braces correct misalignments as well as various bite abnormalities.

They work slowly over time and require perseverance and patience from those who are wearing them!

The main advantage of braces is that they are a less invasive option than veneers and are usually lower in pricing.

Veneers, on the other hand, are more of a quick fix.

You can carry out your consultation appointment, then have a brand new smile in just a couple of weeks.

Additionally, with veneers, you can also adjust the size and colouring of your teeth and have much more control when it comes to personalising your smile.

Dental veneers are extremely natural looking and porcelain veneers resist staining so you can keep that sparkling colour for years after your treatment.

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How long does it take to straighten a smile?

This will depend both on the severity of your misalignment and on your chosen treatment method.

Although veneers take only a couple of appointments, braces can take a couple of years.

Are there any issues if I do not treat my misaligned/crooked teeth?

  • May make it more difficult to properly clean your teeth, which leaves you open to the risk of tooth decay, cavities and periodontitis or gingivitis
  • May impact your chewing
  • May cause speech difficulties
  • Provides a strain on the remaining teeth, jaws and muscles
  • May dramatically reduce self-esteem

Ready to get that smile you deserve?

If your teeth are something that causes you dissatisfaction, and you want the perfect smile, there are an endless number of cosmetic dentistry options to help you achieve that natural, beautiful smile you deserve.

Call The Gentle Dental and see how we can make you feel better from your first consultation appointment: 020 7395 0520.

Alternatively, click here to reserve an appointment slot.

If you want to get an idea of who would be fitting your braces or veneers, meet our team of friendly staff here!

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