Are you struggling with misaligned, crooked teeth?
Many patients find that their teeth appear crooked and misaligned as their mouths develop. This can cause a wide range of issues for your dental health while also making you self-conscious about your smile. Dr. Nishan Halim, your dentist in Capitol Hill, DC, wants you to love your smile.
Our office offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services, including Invisalign. Invisalign is an excellent, discreet solution to straightening your crooked teeth. Operating as a clear aligner system, Invisalign aligners apply pressure to your teeth over time, encouraging them to shift into a straighter, more desirable position.
With Invisalign, Dr. Halim can help you achieve your dream smile while also improving your dental health’s longevity.
Why Treat Crooked Teeth?
First and foremost, crooked teeth are thought of as a cosmetic issue. The aesthetic is probably why you want to get treatment for them. You shouldn’t hide your smile, you should be proud to show it off. Crooked teeth prevent this from happening. Depending on the crookedness of your teeth, you may also have trouble speaking or eating because of them.
But crooked teeth cause oral health problems, too. Crooked teeth are jumbled and cramped, making them hard to clean. Some teeth are so close together that it may be difficult even to get dental floss between the teeth.
When they’re harder to clean, plaque and tartar build up more and more in the areas you cannot clean. This makes you more susceptible to things like tooth decay and gum disease.
Crooked teeth also mean that your bite doesn’t come together properly. The pressure that occurs when your bite comes together isn’t evenly distributed throughout your smile. Certain teeth take on more pressure than others. It’s more likely that these teeth will crack, break, or prematurely wear faster than normal. Restorative dentistry procedures will be needed to take care of these issues.
An uneven bite is one of the main causes of TMJ disorders. When the bite is uneven, the disc that makes your jaw joint move smoothly degrades. You may lose some functionality in your jaw and have problems opening and closing your mouth. Pain from TMJ radiates throughout the jaw, face, and neck. Clicking and popping sounds might occur when you’re chewing. Fixing your crooked teeth can help alleviate this.
Treatment Options for Crooked Teeth in Washington, DC
Invisalign is an excellent option for patients seeking to straighten their smiles. It offers many benefits that traditional orthodontic solutions simply do not. Dr. Halim has helped many patients achieve their dream smiles with Invisalign. However, it is only utilized for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns. Invisalign can treat dental concerns like:
- Crooked teeth
- Gapped teeth
Schedule An Appointment
During your initial consultation. Dr. Halim will evaluate your smile to ensure that your teeth, gums, and jawbone are strong enough to undergo orthodontic treatment. If you need more extensive orthodontic care than Invisalign can provide, Dr. Halim will make recommendations accordingly. Schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Halim online to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign treatment.