Crooked or misaligned teeth are not solely an aesthetic dental problem. Patients with crooked teeth often experience additional problems because of their smiles. This common dental concern can lead to gum infections, bite problems, and tooth decay. Our dental office offers multiple treatment options to help restore the function, comfort, and appearance of their smiles. We treat patients with crooked teeth in Knoxville, TN, and the surrounding areas.
Why Fix Crooked Teeth?
A misaligned bite leaves patients prone to discomfort and tooth damage. Patients with crooked teeth are more likely to develop TMD. Injury or stress to the temporomandibular joints, which connect the jaw to the skull, cause TMD. This bite problem often leads to tooth and jaw pain, chronic headaches, teeth clenching, and grinding.
It can also be difficult for patients to clean their misaligned teeth properly. As a result, patients with misaligned smiles may be prone to gum disease and tooth decay. Harmful bacteria cause these problems, breaking down the gum tissue and tooth enamel. Patients with severe gum disease can experience gum recession and loose teeth. Additionally, patients who have tooth decay can also have cavities or pits in their tooth enamel.
Treating Crooked Teeth in Knoxville, TN
There are several treatments that we offer for patients who want straighter smiles:
This orthodontic alternative to dental braces uses clear trays to shift teeth into a straighter position. Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners are removable. Patients can eat, drink, brush, and floss without restrictions. Invisalign is a great option for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic problems who do not want to deal with uncomfortable braces that can irritate the gum tissue.
Six Month Smiles
We recommend Six Month Smiles for patients who want to treat teeth in their smile line. The smile line includes the teeth that appear when you smile. Because this treatment focuses on those teeth, patients can complete their treatment in just six months. Six Month Smiles uses tooth-colored wires and brackets for discreet treatment. We also use CAD/CAM technology to precisely plan our patient’s treatment with Six Month Smiles. This technology helps us determine how the teeth will move with the Six Month Smiles braces.
Patients with cosmetically crooked teeth, or teeth that do not impact their bite function, benefit from veneers. Dental veneers are ultra-thin porcelain ceramic shells that we bond to the front of teeth. Veneers are long-lasting cosmetic treatments that create whiter and straighter smiles.
Do you want a straighter and more balanced smile? Call us at (865) 276-7173 for treatment today. You may also schedule a dental appointment with us on our website. Please let us know if you have questions about your treatment options at your next dental visit.