If you have a misaligned bite or crooked teeth, our team can help. At Hamilton Dental Designs, Dr. Jose Gil and Dr. Brooke Kuperavage help patients meet their cosmetic goals for aesthetically pleasing, healthy smiles. Crooked teeth not only impact the look of the smile. Patients with a misaligned bite are more likely to develop problems like TMJ disorders or even gum disease. It can be difficult to clean between misaligned teeth. An uneven bite can add pressure or stress to the temporomandibular joints, which contributes to TMD. Dr. Jose Gil and Dr. Brooke Kuperavage treat patients with crooked teeth in Allentown, PA. They thoroughly examine patients’ smiles and help determine the right treatment for their misaligned teeth. If you find that you have problems with your bite due to crooked teeth, call Dr. Gil and Dr. Kuperavage at Hamilton Dental Designs.
Treating Crooked Teeth in Allentown, PA
There are a variety of ways to address cosmetically crooked teeth or straighten the smile if needed:
Invisible braces are a great alternative to traditional metal braces. Clear aligners provide a discreet way for patients to address crooked teeth. Unlike braces, clear aligners may be removed so patients can brush, floss, and eat. Because the aligners are removable, it is easier for patients to clean their smiles without brackets or wires in the way. Metal braces also require frequent dental visits for the brackets to be tightened. New wires can irritate and poke at the gums. Clear aligners are contoured to the smile with minimal gum sensitivity.
Dental veneers may be used to cosmetically address crooked teeth. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain ceramic that can cover single or multiple misaligned teeth. Because the veneers are made of porcelain ceramic, they reflect light just like natural teeth. We bond dental veneers to the front of each tooth and can change the shade and shape of the natural tooth. Porcelain veneers are a great option for patients who have multiple crooked teeth but do not require orthodontic care. Veneers are also a long-lasting cosmetic dental solution.
Like porcelain veneers, dental bonding treatment is a cosmetic option for patients. We often recommend dental bonding for patients who have one or two crooked teeth that they would like to cover. Bonding is a more economical alternative to dental veneers and offers quicker treatment. However, veneers typically last longer than bonded teeth. Dental bonding uses a biocompatible material that we mold onto prepared teeth. We can also color-match the bonding material to the shade of surrounding teeth.
Straighten Crooked Teeth Today
Do you have any misalignment in your smile? Are you looking for a way to straighten your teeth? Contact Hamilton Dental Designs for treatment today. New patients can call 610-421-4540. Current patients may call 610-351-2200. You may also request a dental appointment with our dental team on our website. Let us know if you have current concerns or questions about treatment at your next visit. We are always happy to help.