Having crooked teeth affects your life more than just being a cosmetic imperfection—misaligned teeth can also make it harder to keep your mouth clean or throw off your bite and cause jaw problems. If you find yourself covering your mouth when you smile or laugh due to crooked teeth, there are solutions available. While most patients commonly think of braces as being the only answer to their tooth misalignment, our team at Rabine Family Dentistry offers Shelton, CT patients multiple alternatives to achieve their dream smile.
Invisalign is a form of orthodontics that can straighten teeth without the metal brackets or wires. Better yet, Invisalign is virtually invisible while being worn and can be removed to eat or clean your teeth. You’ll be able to straighten your crooked teeth with minimal impact on your daily life!
When crooked teeth cause your bite to be thrown off, you can begin to experience symptoms of TMJ disorder or even crack and damage your teeth. Occlusal adjustments allow us to gently file down the cusps of teeth that are connecting at improper positions so that your bite is more aligned. This will allow your mouth to close properly without risk of damaging teeth or causing unnecessary jaw discomfort.
For crooked teeth that are simply a cosmetic concern, we can mask their imperfections with veneers or Lumineers. These are ultra-thin shells that cover the front of your teeth. We can place these over teeth that are slightly turned or misaligned to give off the appearance of straight teeth. Often called “instant orthodontics” veneers and Lumineers can give you a straight smile in just two appointments!