Treatment Options for a Twisted Tooth: Alternatives to Metal Braces
By Stephen Rogers on October 07, 2017
At Greater Long Island Dental, our team of experienced cosmetic dentistry professionals are dedicated to giving patients the healthy, naturally beautiful smiles they deserve. They do this by truly listening to the goals of their patients, meticulously evaluating their cases, and recommending carefully personalized treatment plans that are as unique as their individual smiles. Patients emerge from treatment with smiles that don’t simply look flawless, but that look like no-one else’s in the world.
While some patients turn to us with extensive issues that need to be addressed, others have only a single issue, such as a twisted tooth that is out of alignment compared to surrounding teeth. Many adults are hesitant to undergo months of orthodontic therapy with traditional wire-and-bracket metal braces to address a single twisted tooth, and understandably so. This is why we are pleased to offer several cosmetic treatment options for a twisted tooth at our Long Island, NY practice. These alternatives to traditional metal braces are potentially ideal for patients who want to avoid the discomfort and conspicuousness of conventional orthodontics while still achieving remarkable results.
Are you dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile due to the presence of a twisted tooth? If so, please schedule your initial consultation with one of the esteemed cosmetic dentists of Greater Long Island Dental today.
How Is a Twisted Tooth Treated through Cosmetic Dentistry?
There are several potential treatments available for twisted teeth. In some particularly severe cases, it may be advisable to resolve the issue through traditional orthodontics or even to perform an extraction and replacement of the tooth. However, in most cases, such measures are not necessary.
Potential cosmetic treatment options for a twisted tooth available at Greater Long Island Dental include:
- Porcelain veneers: Although porcelain veneers are best known for concealing such aesthetic flaws as chips, cracks, and discoloration, they can also be used as an orthodontic treatment, correcting imperfections in the shape, size, and orientation of misaligned teeth. In the case of twisted teeth, porcelain veneers can be bonded to the front surfaces of both the twisted tooth and the adjacent teeth to create the appearance of uniformity to the entire row of teeth. The result is a natural-looking, extraordinarily attractive smile.
- Invisalign®: As an alternative to traditional metal braces, Invisalign® is the state-of-the-art option. Comprising a series of custom aligners made of clear plastic, the Invisalign® system gradually guides the teeth into their proper positions, with each aligner in the series exchanged for the next every two weeks or so. Not only are the aligners comfortable and virtually invisible in the mouth, but they can be removed for brushing, flossing, and eating.
- Porcelain crowns: In cases of extreme twisting, a tooth can be filed down and fitted with a porcelain crown. The porcelain crown redefines the shape of the tooth, reconstructing its entire visible surface area.
Learn More about Treatments for a Twisted Tooth
To learn more about treatments for a twisted tooth, please contact Greater Long Island Dental today.
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