How Can I Straighten Crooked Teeth?

Say goodbye to crooked teeth and Say hello to gorgeous straighter teeth!

The foundation of a beautiful smile begins with a healthy bite. Crooked teeth can leave your smile looking crooked and give you a poor bite. If your bite alignment is left untreated, this increases the risk of developing tooth decay, cavities, or gum disease.  At the office of Sloan Creek Dental, we care about not just making your smile look beautiful, but being transparent, patient-centered, and honest in our recommendations to meeting your smile goals.  

During your visit to our Fairview, TX dental office for a consultation with Dr. Feng to getting straight teeth, Dr. Feng will examine your teeth to determine which solution is a right fit for your dental needs, budget, and time frame.  We offer a range of cosmetic dental treatments that can help realign and correct crooked teeth.  Depending on the consultation, Dr. Feng can even straighten your teeth in a single visit with dental treatment that hides the appearance of a single crooked tooth.  

Why Correct Crooked Teeth

Crooked teeth are not just a cosmetic issue; they are a health issue.  When they are crooked or misaligned,  properly cleaning your teeth may become more difficult as it is harder to brush and floss effectively, increasing the risk of plaque and bacterial buildup.  This buildup can often lead to tooth decay and gum disease.  Crooked teeth may also be more susceptible to continuous wear on your teeth, resulting in increased risk of chips, cracks, and fractures in your teeth.  

In severe cases, crooked teeth may also be an indicator of a more complex dental problem like TMD or another bite disorder. If you are experiencing jaw pain, toothaches, or headaches, especially in the morning, then you may benefit from finding a solution to realign your teeth.  Thankfully, crooked teeth can usually be treated with a combination of braces and retainers.  

Treatment options for crooked teeth in Fairview, TX

Dr. Feng understands that crooked teeth are not ideal. She also knows most people don’t find metal braces the ideal solution either. That’s why we are proud to offer three cosmetic dentistry procedures that can fix your crooked teeth without the use of metal braces. Depending on the consultation, Dr. Feng may recommend one of the following treatments for crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, slight crowding, overbites, underbites, and crossbites.

  • Porcelain Veneers – are ultra-thin, tooth-colored shells that adhere to the front of your teeth. Veneers are used to improve the appearance of your smile and hide smile flaws, such as crooked teeth, chipped teeth, stained or discolored teeth, capped teeth, irregularly shaped teeth, and worn-down teeth.
  • Tooth BondingDental bonding is an effective alternative solution to porcelain veneers for a beautiful smile. For a dental bonding procedure, it requires a small amount of surface structure to be removed from the tooth where a strong composite resin material is bonded to the tooth. The bonding material is color matched to your existing teeth, creating a natural looking healthy smile. 
  • Clear Adult Orthodontics – Depending on the treatment needed, we offer clear braces or clear aligners for bite misalignment. Clear braces are the best option if you want discreet teeth alignment fast. With braces from Six Month Smiles, it typically takes six to nine months to complete your treatment. Clear aligners is another great option if your priorities include comfortable, hassle-free, and almost invisible treatment. With aligners, you won’t have to worry about brackets and wires or be careful with what you eat. Treatment for clear braces typically takes nine to fifteen months to get the same results. Some reasons patients who decide to go with clear braces or aligners over traditional braces are because of shorter treatment time and are more affordable.

I have more questions

We know you might have a few more questions about how we can correct your bite alignment, so we have some of our most commonly asked questions. If you don’t see the answer you’re looking for below, don’t hesitate to give us a call and we’ll get your question answered for you as soon as possible!

Can I get cavities if I have veneers?

Veneers are a great option for those who want to replace their teeth without the use of a crown. They function just like natural teeth, so the general standards for oral hygiene apply.  As long as patients brush their teeth, floss, and visit their dentist for regular teeth cleanings, it significantly decreases their risk of developing cavities or tooth decay.

Am I a Candidate for Teeth Bonding?

Teeth bonding usually has the best results in areas that experience less pressure from chewing. This usually means that front teeth are elected to be fixed for practical and cosmetic reasons.  Most people benefit from bonding the front teeth because they typically experience quite a bit of aesthetic improvement, such as increased tooth size ratio and brightness.

Do clear braces hurt?

Not at all. Most patients usually describe the pain as a mild temporary discomfort for a few days after the clear braces are placed and maybe after some adjustments, but most patients do not complain about anything more than that.  As patients get accustomed to braces, most patients find that the soreness subsides.

Achieve a straighter smile in Fairview, TX

Sloan Creek Dental can help you with getting straight teeth. We take pride in being able to make every patient feel comfortable in our environment, and are happy to answer any questions you may have about veneers, dental bonding, and adult orthodontic treatment.  We proudly serve other communities such as Allen, Lucas, McKinney, and Plano.  Contact us at (972) 468-1440 today to discuss how we can help get the dental care you need.  Your friends and family will be amazed with your new smile!