Teeth that are crooked or rotated are highly visible, causing a person to hate their smile. Rotated teeth not only negatively affect your smile, but they can also cause many dental problems. Patients with rotated teeth find it difficult to brush and floss effectively. Food can get stuck around the tooth, and if it is not removed, this can easily lead to gum disease. Rotated or crooked teeth can also interfere with your bite.
Modern dentistry offers comfortable, convenient options for straightening rotated teeth that are discreet and effective. Dr. Sowell offers conservative options that include straightening teeth with or without braces to patients at his Plano, TX dentist office.
Treatment for Rotated Teeth
There are several ways to straighten a rotated tooth. For effective and conservative treatment, Dr. Sowell may recommend either Six Month Smiles® (white braces) or Invisalign® clear aligners. Both of these approaches will straighten out the tooth by slowly and comfortably shifting the tooth back into place.
Six Month Smiles®– With Six Month Smiles, you can straighten your rotated teeth with a shortened treatment time. This teeth straightening system uses white braces that are hardly noticeable. If your rotated teeth are visible in your smile, Six Month Smiles can correct them in less time than conventional methods.
Invisalign®– Invisalign is a clear braces system that uses a series of aligners that will realign rotated teeth. The aligners are completely see-through and removable. Only needing to wear them up to 22 hours a day, you are able to remove them, eat, brush and floss. The aligners need to be switched out about every one to two weeks.
Alternative to Orthodontics
The quickest method is with direct or transitional bonding or bonded porcelain, such as a porcelain veneer. In these approaches, the tooth is reshaped by bonding porcelain or composite to the front of the tooth and sculpting and finishing the material into a natural-looking tooth.
Porcelain veneers– Porcelain veneers are a permanent treatment option that can hide your rotated teeth rather than have them realigned. These ultra-thin shells can also whiten your teeth and give you an overall straighter smile. They are bonded to the front of each tooth for an instant smile makeover.
Dental Bonding– Teeth bonding is minimally invasive and can usually be completed in a single visit. This treatment uses a tooth-colored biocompatible composite resin that is applied directly to the tooth and sculpted into the proper shape and form. It is an economical cosmetic treatment that can correct your rotated teeth for an instant smile makeover.
Any of these solutions can render a beautifully natural result, but each situation is different, and one solution may be more practical than another. For this reason, we offer a complimentary consultation! Call Dr. Mark Sowell at (972) 382-6855 or request a consultation online.