Your smile is your asset. Minor tooth movement when combined with cosmetic dental procedures can make a world of difference to your smile.
Minor tooth movement is an orthodontic procedure that aims at correcting misaligned, crooked and poorly positioned teeth. Even a small movement of a tooth can bring a cosmetic transformation to how you look. A noticeable space or a few crooked teeth can spoil your facial appearance. In fact, many such people feel embarrassed to smile.
When it comes to treating such a problem, it might take from a few weeks to months because the affected teeth are not moved more than a millimeter or two. Usually, the procedure is performed in adult patients and involves front teeth. Correct alignment of the front set of teeth prevents overlapping protecting against drifting in future that might cause all the teeth to shift.
The cost of the entire procedure is relatively lesser than a full-fledged orthodontic treatment. Plus, the advantage is that you can even get a complete smile makeover.
Treatment options for misaligned and crooked teeth
There are only a few people who are blessed with the perfect teeth alignment. However, as most problems are minor, no need for treatment arises. The main goal of the treatment is to correct the teeth positioning. Correcting severe or moderate misaligned or cooked teeth can:
• Eliminate strain on the muscles, jaws or teeth. This, in turn, lessens the risk of breaking a tooth and might reduce symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorders.
• It becomes easier to clean teeth and reduce the risk of periodontal disease and tooth decay.
Here are few commonly performed treatment options for misaligned and crooked teeth.
Repair of irregular or rough teeth – Teeth might be bonded, reshaped or adjusted down or capped. Dental appliances and misshapen restorations have to be repaired.
Braces or other appliances – Metal bands are placed around teeth, or plastic, ceramic or metal bonds are attached to the teeth surface. Springs or wires apply force to the teeth. Aligners, also known as clear braces without wires might also be used in some patients.
Surgery – Surgical reshaping for shortening or lengthening the jaw is required in rare cases. Screws, plates or wires might be used as well for stabilizing the jaw bone.
Removal of one or more teeth – This is the treatment option in case overcrowding is part of the problem as well.
At Cosmodent India, we recommend the treatment which is best for you. you cans schedule an appointment with us and find out more about the procedure