Smile Makeover for Crooked Teeth By Dr. Scott Parr on November 29, 2021

Close up of crooked smileMisalignment is a common cosmetic complaint. Unfortunately, patients are also often confused over what they can do to solve a crooked smile.

Will veneers set things right? Or do their dental issues need orthodontic solutions? 

Answers are just a consultation away with a smile makeover for crooked teeth.

Instead of taking a piecemeal approach, a smile makeover addresses all of the cosmetic concerns you have through a comprehensive treatment plan.

The Smile Center in Virginia Beach, VA, has an expert team that can walk you through how your smile can change for the better, giving you the confidence that you deserve. With state-of-the-art equipment, a tailored treatment plan, and a schedule that fits your budget, you can change the reflection in the mirror to one that you’re proud of.

A Smile Makeover for Crooked Teeth

Crooked teeth are often hereditary. Like other inherited traits, the consequences can range from simple to more serious, such as a misaligned bite that leads to speech, breathing, or chewing problems. 

At a smile makeover consultation at The Smile Center in Virginia Beach, VA, we can use advanced dental imaging technology to take a comprehensive look at your mouth. This allows us to assess how serious your misalignment issues are and map out a solution tailored to your needs.

Options we may suggest to create a more symmetrical smile and bite: 

  • Porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin, porcelain shells that attach to the front of your teeth, making them look uniform.
  • Traditional orthodontic braces. Traditional braces use metal brackets that are fixed to the front of teeth. A wire threaded through each bracket is used to slowly move teeth into proper alignment.
  • Invisalign® trays. These transparent trays are a discreet option for gently moving teeth into place. 

A Closer Look at Treatments 

We tailor treatment to suit your unique situation. 

Porcelain Veneers 

Veneers are often the perfect choice for a smile with minor misalignments and no severe gaps or missing teeth. While veneers don’t correct misalignment, they can successfully mask minor alignment problems on one or more teeth to create an attractive, uniform smile. To make room for the veneer, a thin layer of enamel is removed from the front of the tooth. This might sound scary, but the procedure is considered minimally invasive.

Traditional Orthodontic Braces

Do crooked teeth impact your bite? Are they causing uneven wear? Are some words difficult to say clearly? In cases of severe misalignment, braces might be the way to go. Braces work by gently putting pressure on the misaligned teeth using brackets and a connective wire to move them into their correct position. Once treatment is complete, patients often have to use retainers to keep their teeth from shifting back to their original positions.

Invisalign Trays

Transparent aligner trays are the premier option for patients who want to realign their smile discreetly. Invisalign® treatments use a series of plastic aligners to shift the teeth into place comfortably. Generally you wear an aligner tray for about two weeks before moving to the next one in the series. Each one is moving your teeth closer to the desired position. 

Though aligner trays tend to be slightly more expensive than traditional braces, patients like how comfortable aligners are and how they discreetly fit into their lifestyle. 

Book Your Consultation

Crooked teeth do more than ruin your smile. They can interfere with breathing, speaking, and chewing. If you’re ready to change your life and your smile permanently, contact our office serving the Virginia Beach, VA, area. Give us a call at (757) 473-8482, or send us a message online to schedule your consultation. 

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The Smile Center in Virginia Beach has been providing high-quality dental care since 1988. We are proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • The American Orthodontic Society
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

For more information about our services, contact us online or call (757) 473-8482 today.

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