It is understandable to have low self-esteem because of teeth that are crooked. Thankfully, there are several cosmetic dentistry procedures that can fix your teeth for good. These three techniques can be used to fix your crooked smile and restore the confidence that you deserve.
You may have a minor issue with your teeth that can be corrected through simply reshaping them. This included jagged edges that stick up higher than your other teeth. A dentist can use gentle abrasion techniques to file down the rough edges, which will help those odd teeth fit in much better and create a nice smile.
It is better to have this technique done sooner rather than later. Your teeth will gradually shift as you get older, and your dentist can make small adjustments to your teeth over time that are relatively minor.
If you feel that your teeth could look more shapely and even, veneers may be the answer you've been looking for. This technique is great for a snaggletooth, or the odd tooth that seems to stick out much farther than your other teeth.
Your dentist can place a veneer on top of these teeth so that they have a nice contour, which will help it match the other teeth in your mouth. Veneers can also be used to correct oddly shaped front teeth that are too small and look out of place. If the cosmetic issue is on the front of your teeth, then veneers may be the best option for you.
Sometimes veneers and reshaping are not an option for fixing a smile, which leaves braces as a viable option. Braces tend to be unpopular due to the social stigma that comes along with them, especially if you need them as an adult. Thankfully, there are a few options for braces that make them practical for anybody.
Traditional braces have metal or ceramic pads that attach to the front of each tooth, and are quite visible to others. Ceramic braces have the advantage of matching the color of your teeth, but they will still be noticeable. Lingual braces attach behind your teeth, but are more expensive and can be difficult to adjust. Invisalign works by using a series of customized mouth guards, but may not be an option if you have major adjustments that need to be made.
Meet with a cosmetic dentist to decide which technique will work best for you.