At Montreal Smiles, we offer advanced cosmetic dentistry treatments to address dental flaws and other issues, like twisted teeth, helping to enhance the overall beauty of the smile. Today, we take a closer look at some popular treatments for a twisted tooth. To find out if treatment for a twisted tooth is right for you, schedule a consultation with Montreal, QC cosmetic dentist Roni Berbari.
Treatments for a Twisted Tooth
Whether you have one or several twisted teeth, treatment for a twisted tooth can improve your smile. There are a variety of treatment options available to address each patient's unique needs. These treatments include:
Traditional braces are one of the most effective treatments for straightening twisted teeth. With traditional orthodontics, metal braces are used to correct the position of the teeth over several months to two years. Braces are often suitable for those who have mild to severe alignment issues, including severely twisted teeth.
Fortunately, traditional braces are not the only option for orthodontic treatment. Invisalign® is available for those with mild to moderate alignment issues, including twisted teeth, who would like a more discreet treatment option than metal braces.
Invisalign® makes subtle orthodontic treatment possible through the use of a series of clear aligner trays. Aligners are worn throughout the day and night, but may be removed while eating so no foods are off limits during treatment. They may also be removed to brush and floss the teeth, making it easy to keep the teeth and gums healthy throughout the treatment process.
While orthodontic treatments are commonly used to treat twisted teeth, they are not the only option. Those who only have minor twisting may make excellent candidates for treatment with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin shells that fit over the teeth to mask a wide range of dental flaws, including twisted teeth.
Porcelain veneers, sometimes called “instant orthodontics,” offer the benefits of beautifully straight teeth in a fraction of the time necessary for traditional orthodontic treatment. Porcelain veneer treatment may be completed in as little as two to three appointments, allowing patients to enjoy a beautiful smile in practically no time at all.
The Benefits of Treating Twisted Teeth
Treating twisted teeth offers many benefits, such as:
- Improved oral health: Twisted teeth often overlap neighboring teeth, which can make it difficult to clean the teeth, causing harmful plaque to collect and increasing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Straightening twisted teeth corrects overlap, making it easier to properly clean the teeth.
- Improved aesthetics: One of the biggest benefits of treatment is straighter teeth along with the confidence a beautiful smile brings.
- Improved alignment: In some cases, a twisted tooth can interfere with bite alignment, which can cause jaw pain and uneven enamel wear. Correcting twisted teeth can help improve alignment.
Schedule a Consultation
For more information about treatment for a twisted tooth or to find out which treatments are right for you, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Berbari today.