Crooked teeth causing you to hide your smile?
They can also be the underlying cause of a wide range of dental problems from recurring tooth decay to bite problems. Dr. Roppa and Dr. Marshall-Roppa offer treatment for crooked teeth that can be tailored to your dental health needs and cosmetic goals, including Invisalign invisible braces for teens and adults.
Why Straighten Crooked Teeth?
Crooked teeth can contribute to serious health problems including tooth decay and gum disease. Because it is often more challenging to brush and floss crooked teeth, food and plaque can become trapped between teeth. Even with the best daily care and routine visits to the dentist, build up like this can cause tooth enamel to wear away and irritate the sensitive gum tissue.
Crooked teeth and misaligned bites can also interfere with proper chewing or even speech. In addition, crooked teeth can cause tension to the teeth, jaws, and muscles. This often leads to headaches, teeth grinding, TMJ related issues and worn or broken teeth.
Invisible Braces For A Straighter Smile
Invisible braces are ideal for both teens and adults because the aligners are virtually unnoticeable, removable and straighten teeth in a relatively short period of time. Dr. Roppa and Dr. Marshall-Roppa are Invisalign providers. They can create a personalized treatment plan with this highly effective clear aligner system that is convenient for many patients seeking orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign clear aligners offer several key benefits for patients in addition to discreet and comfortable treatment:
- Greatly reduced irritation of the gums and soft tissues of the mouth
- Reduced risk of decay with removable aligners for brushing and flossing
- No risk of metal allergies
- Predictable treatment with the use of CAD/CAM planning software
Straighten Your Smile Without Braces
For patients who wish to avoid braces, Dr. Roppa is an experienced cosmetic dentist and offers options such as cosmetic tooth bonding, porcelain veneers and dental crowns.
Cosmetic dental bonding is a simple procedure, typically completed in a single visit. Dr. Roppa will apply a tooth colored, biocompatible composite resin directly to the tooth. The composite material is sculpted into the proper shape and form, then “bonded” to the tooth using a special light. Little or no tooth preparation is needed for the dental bonding procedure.
Porcelain veneers are a great way to straighten teeth without the use of braces. Made of ultra-thin, translucent ceramic material, porcelain veneers have a highly aesthetic and natural appearance. Porcelain veneers cover the front and sides of teeth and can be used to address other cosmetic concerns such as gaps between teeth or discolored teeth.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap placed over a tooth that is misshaped or crooked. Similar to a porcelain veneer, a dental crown covers the entire tooth rather than just the front or sides. Dental crowns are also used to treat teeth that have been badly damaged, cracked or decayed.