Orthodontic Solutions for Crooked Teeth: What is Best for You?

whitening-squareLet’s face it— no one likes to look in the mirror and see a crooked set of teeth staring back at them.

If you’re an adult, you likely feel the self-consciousness that comes with having a crooked smile. What’s even worse is when you’re a parent and your child tells you someone is teasing them because of the way their teeth look.

While crooked teeth may seem like the proverbial “end of the world” to you or your child, it really isn’t— thanks to modern orthodontic care.

In fact, at Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Alpharetta, GA, Dr. Silverman and his team of orthodontic professionals help people just like you start the process of fixing a crooked smile each and every day. They can do the same for you.

But what is the best solution?

Orthodontic cases can vary from simple and straightforward to extremely complex. Therefore, a one-size-fits-all solution isn’t available for every patient. However, in this article we’re going to cover a few of the most common orthodontic solutions for crooked teeth that we offer at our dental practice.


Metal braces

braces-metal-squareMetal braces have gotten a bad reputation in the last few years primarily due to the advent of clear aligner solutions, such as Invisalign® (which we will talk more about in just a minute).

While Invisalign may be a better option for teenagers or adults with mild to moderate issues, metal braces are far and away the best orthodontic solution for children with crooked teeth.

Metal braces are the orthodontic solution of choice for patients who have severe malocclusion where Invisalign just won’t do the job. They are an ideal choice for kids.

To learn more about how metal braces can help straighten crooked teeth for you or your child, click here.


Invisalign

square-smileMany adults simply refuse to see a dentist or orthodontist simply because they do not want to wear metal braces. After all, metal wire braces aren’t exactly commonplace in the business world (or life in general), and many people view metal braces as unprofessional or child-like.

Luckily for adults and some teenagers, Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry offers Invisalign clear aligners that help patients who otherwise might not seek orthodontic care.

For more information on Invisalign clear aligners and how these “adult braces” are helping people just like you fix their crooked teeth and get their self confidence back, visit our Invisalign page.


Porcelain veneers

While porcelain veneers is really a cosmetic dentistry procedure more so than orthodontic treatment, it deserves mention because of the drastic effect it can have on your smile (seemingly overnight).

Unlike orthodontic options, such as metal braces or Invisalign that can take several months (and in some cases years) to achieve the desired result, porcelain veneers can give you beautiful, white, straight teeth that you’ve always wanted.

Porcelain veneers are a viable solution for crooked teeth in adults, and if you’d like to see if porcelain veneers is an option for you, visit our veneers page.


What should I do now?

silverman-with-patient-squareIf you live in or around the Alpharetta area, then we encourage you to contact us today in order to schedule your orthodontic appointment. We offer a wide range of orthodontic and dental procedures for adults and children with crooked teeth.

If you would like to learn more about how orthodontic treatment can improve your smile, just watch the video on this page.

Don’t wait to get orthodontic treatment. If you’re looking for a dental professional who can provide orthodontic treatment, you won’t find anyone better than Dr. Silverman at Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry. Give our office a call today!