When you hide your smile because of crooked teeth, you may also be hiding dental problems that affect your long term oral health. Teeth that are crooked and misaligned can increase your risk for developing gum disease or tooth decay and also affect the fit of your bite, possibly leading to complex bite problems.
Dr. Datta Malyavantham is a Northern Virginia Invisalign® provider, offering convenient and discreet orthodontic care for crooked teeth that will improve not only the aesthetics of your smile, but your overall dental health. Ridgetop Dental in Sterling and Reston offers Invisalign clear braces for teens and adult patients with a need for mild to moderate orthodontia to treat a range of concerns related to crooked teeth:
- Cross bite
- Under bite
- Crowding of teeth
- Gaps between teeth
Benefits of Straight Teeth
Straightening a crooked smile will do more than boost your confidence in your appearance, it will provide a healthy foundation for the enjoyment of long term dental health. Straighter teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of tooth decay in hard to reach places or between the teeth.
The function of your bite is dependent upon the teeth making proper, balanced contact. Misaligned teeth often throw off the bite, placing undue pressure on some teeth and causing tension in the jaw muscles. This can be an underlying cause of symptoms associated with a bite problem, commonly called a TMJ disorder. Treatment to straighten your smile, such as Invisalign or porcelain veneers, will also be designed to enable the teeth to make proper contact for a balanced, healthy bite.
Treating Crooked Teeth
Dr. Datta, Dr. Shaw or Dr. Sensenbrenner will meet with you to thoroughly evaluate your dental health and discuss your cosmetic goals before recommending a personalized treatment plan for your unique smile. Depending on your specific needs, options can include:
- Invisalign invisible braces: This clear braces system involves custom made aligners that you will change every week. Using digital impressions of your teeth, Dr. Datta can plan and design the aligners that will slowly reposition your crooked teeth.
- Dental veneers: Veneers are ultra-thin shells that are of porcelain ceramic that are secured to the front of the crooked tooth hiding any imperfections. They are stain resistant and will be color matched to blend in naturally with your smile.
- Dental crowns: A dental crown is like a cap that will fit right over your crooked tooth, hiding any imperfections. We offer same day dental crowns by utilizing CEREC technology.
- Tooth bonding: This is a cost effective solution that uses composite resin placed directly on the tooth and formed by hand to disguise the crooked tooth. It is not a permanent solution but is a great option for patients who are not ready for veneers or Invisalign.
Schedule An Appointment
Ridgetop Dental serves Northern Virginia patients in two convenient locations. Our modern, state of the art dentist offices are family friendly and welcoming. We offer comprehensive, personalized dental care for all of your oral health needs as well as treatment for crooked teeth.
To schedule your appointment, request an appointment online or call one of our two Northern VA office locations:
- Sterling: (703) 594-4009
- Reston: (571) 616-9685