Undo the Twist: Treatment for a Twisted Tooth
By William Stofer on September 25, 2017
At Dental Solutions, Dr. William B. Stofer and Dr. Jason D. Hemphill offer a comprehensive range of cosmetic dentistry treatments that are capable of giving patients the radiant, yet completely natural-looking smiles they have always wanted. While you may think of cosmetic dentistry exclusively in terms of how it can improve the brightness of your smile, it can also be used to address a number of orthodontic issues, including twisted teeth. If you have a tooth that is twisted compared to adjacent teeth, your smile may look less aesthetically pleasing than you would like, even if it is otherwise healthy. Drs. Stofer and Hemphill can customize a cosmetic dentistry treatment plan that will address this issue and give you the stunningly straight teeth you desire.
In order to determine the appropriate treatment plan for a twisted tooth during your consultation at our Warsaw, IN cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry practice, Dr. Stofer or Dr. Hemphill will examine your teeth and weigh your options. After discussing your treatment options with you, you and your dentist will arrive at the treatment plan that is perfectly suited to your unique needs and goals.
If you would like to learn more about your treatment options for a twisted tooth, please schedule your initial consultation with Dr. William B. Stofer or Dr. Jason D. Hemphill at Dental Solutions today.
Cosmetic Dentistry Options for Correcting Twisted Teeth
While it might have been necessary to use cumbersome wire-and-bracket metal braces to correct a twisted tooth in the past, modern cosmetic dentistry allows for the correction of twisted teeth using more discreet and comfortable methods. These methods include:
- Porcelain veneers: In addition to concealing chips, cracks, and discoloration, porcelain veneers can be used as a sort of “instant orthodontics.” When our dentists customize porcelain veneers to address flaws in the size, shape, and orientation of misaligned teeth, they appear straighter and as though they are facing in a direction that complements surrounding teeth. Patients emerge looking as though they underwent months of orthodontic treatment, even though they achieved their results instantly through the application of customized porcelain veneers to the front surfaces of their affected teeth.
- Invisalign®: The Invisalign® system uses a series of clear plastic aligners that are custom-crafted to fit comfortably into the patient’s mouth to gently guide misaligned teeth into their optimal positions in the mouth. Twisted teeth can be realigned effectively and in generally the same amount of time as traditional metal braces with Invisalign® aligners. Unlike metal braces, however, Invisalign® aligners can be removed for brushing, flossing, and eating, and when they are in the mouth, they are virtually invisible to others and comfortable to wear. Invisalign® is truly a clear alternative to traditional metal braces.
Learn More about Treatment Options for a Twisted Tooth
If you would like to learn more about the available treatment options for a twisted tooth, or you wish to schedule a consultation with one of our esteemed dentists, please contact Dental Solutions today.
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