Teeth that are crooked can have both cosmetic and oral health implications, often affecting the fit and function of the bite. If you have malocclusion, Dr. Sousa will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for straightening your smile and improving your long term dental health. An experienced cosmetic and restorative dentist, Dr. Sousa takes the time to identify any underlying dental problems related to your crooked teeth so that the dentistry you receive is lasting.
Straighten Teeth Without Braces
If your crooked teeth are not causing a dental problem or affecting the bite, Dr. Sousa offers a range of cosmetic treatments that can provide a straighter smile without orthodontics. From tooth bonding to custom porcelain veneers, a new smile can be created for you using our Smile Design process. Dr. Sousa will meet with you to evaluate your oral health, discuss your cosmetic goals and analyze your options with digital technology. He works with patients on an individual basis to show them what a treatment can do for their smile using digital photography and wax models, providing the comprehensive information they need to make decisions about their oral health and smile makeover.
- Tooth bonding: cosmetic tooth bonding is a quick, relatively simple and economical treatment for straightening the appearance of a tooth. Using a composite resin, Dr. Sousa will sculpt your tooth surface into a new shape to improve aesthetics.
- Minimal prep dental veneers: Dr. Sousa has years of training and experience and was one of the first area dentists to develop and widely use dental veneers to address a range of concerns.
- Porcelain veneers: using ultra-thin porcelain ceramic material, Dr. Sousa can expertly craft a beautiful new smile that is straighter, lasting and highly durable.
Crooked Teeth FAQs
Is fixing crooked teeth necessary?
Crooked teeth do not need to be corrected unless they are causing problems. This includes health problems or self-esteem issues. There are many oral health problems that may result from crooked teeth including tooth decay, overcrowding, gum disease, strain on the jaw, malocclusion, and wear and tear on teeth. Many people also find it embarrassing to smile or speak due to the appearance of their teeth.
How much does it cost to fix my crooked teeth?
This all depends on which treatment you choose. Tooth bonding is an affordable method used to correct slightly crooked teeth. However, the effects of dental veneers are better and will last longer but the treatment is more costly.
What are the other advantages of using dental veneers to straighten teeth?
Teeth veneers can accomplish many things besides straightening them. They also cover just about any blemish on your teeth as well. They will also significantly whiten your teeth.
What is the best method to fix my crooked teeth?
We recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Sousa to learn more about your options. He will examine your teeth and your bite. After this, he can recommend the proper treatment that will be most beneficial to you.
Schedule A Consultation
Ready to enjoy a straighter, healthier smile? Dr. Sousa is one of the most experienced cosmetic dentists serving Roslyn Heights and surrounding communities. We welcome new patients and provide a different dental experience with a personalized approach. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Sousa, contact us at (516) 253-6873 or request an appointment online.