What Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Fix Crooked Teeth?
When you have teeth that aren’t straight like you want them, cosmetic dentist Dr. Victoria Veytsman can make professional recommendations on procedures to benefit each patient. Invisalign® uses a series of customized clear teeth aligners custom-made for each patient’s mouth. When you wear them, your teeth are continuously straightened, resulting in a beautiful smile at the end of your treatment. This is a great alternative for patients who want to fix their smile without traditional metal braces. At Cosmetic Dental Studios, we offer consultations to patients who want to fix crooked teeth at our Midtown Manhattan dental office.
What causes crooked teeth?
There are many reasons for crooked teeth, including:
Small teeth: Baby teeth can move into crooked positions because they’re too small to fill gum space
Sucking on a thumb or pacifier: This can cause baby teeth to push outward or become crooked.
Jaw size: A shorter jaw can be the cause of crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth.
Misaligned jaw: The upper teeth are meant to fit slightly over lower teeth. When this doesn’t occur, this is known as malocclusion, which leads to an underbite or overbite.
Poor oral hygiene: When you leave tooth decay or gum disease untreated, this can lead to crooked teeth.
Facial injury: A hit to the face or mouth can lead to crooked, loose, or missing teeth.
How Digital Smile Design works
At Cosmetic Dental Studios, we capture our patient’s image and movement when they smile, talk, or laugh with our Digital Smile Design (DSD) technology. These images are uploaded to our system, where Dr. Veytsman can provide her Manhattan patients professional suggestions for different smile makeover procedures. DSD uses advanced technology to help patients set realistic expectations for a smile makeover and to better understand all of the steps in their treatment plans.
How does Invisalign work?
DSD helps Dr. V. to make impressions of your teeth for Invisalign treatment. These clear teeth aligners make gradual changes and adjustments to your teeth. They are easy to remove when eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing. We recommend you wear your aligners for up to 22 hours a day. The amount of time you wear them will depend on your particular alignment issues. You will switch your aligners every 1 – 2 weeks to continuously adjust your teeth. You will have regular checkups at Cosmetic Dental Studios to confirm you are progressing properly.
Alternatives for fixing crooked teeth
For patients with minor alignment problems, we may recommend porcelain veneers, which can help correct bite problems, gaps, spaces, or minor alignment issues. Veneers merely camouflage orthodontic problems but do not change the positioning of your teeth. During a consultation, we can determine if Invisalign or veneer treatment will benefit your smile goals and oral health best in Manhattan.
Schedule a consultation to discuss procedures with Digital Smile Design to fix a crooked smile today
With the help of Digital Smile Design, a patient no longer has to guess what their smile will look like in New York City, NY. Dr. Victoria Veytsman of Cosmetic Dental Studios creates custom smile makeovers for patients of all ages at her Midtown Manhattan dental office. This helps patients understand the steps of a smile makeover for smile rejuvenation. Call to schedule an in-person or online consultation to learn about teeth straightening procedures that can fix a crooked smile.