If you are not as pleased with your smile as you could be, schedule an appointment for an evaluation. Teeth straightening options have come a long way in recent years- there are choices that are discreet and fast, often providing results in less than a year.
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When it comes to misalignment of your teeth, there are different types and classifications. The severity of your misalignment often dictates which treatment options are most prudent- and likely to be effective. Some of the types of dental misalignment issues include:
Diagnosing your misalignment and determining the next steps begins with a visit to your dental provider. Some patients may have more than one type of dental misalignment to be corrected.
There could be a lot of reasons why you have misaligned teeth. The most prevalent reason is likely genetics; if your parents had misalignments- like crooked teeth or a severe overbite- you may also have one. Some other causes of misalignment include these:
Your dentist may be able to determine the cause of your misalignment based on their assessment of your mouth. This may help point toward the most prudent treatment approach, too.
When discussing and comparing the types of misalignments, there is a classification system in-place. Your provider may use a different gauge, but the following criteria ranks both the severity of your misalignment, as well as the repercussions of the misalignment on your oral health and wellbeing.
The classifications of dental misalignments are:
When you are talking about Class III Malocclusions, there is usually pain involved and surgery may be clinically indicated to resolve the misalignment.
The treatment options for misalignments vary depending on the severity of your condition. The most popular ways to straighten teeth and improve smiles are usually braces and Invisalign, which are clear alignment trays.
Your dental provider will be able to tell you if your misalignment merits straightening- as well as which methods make the most sense for you. When it comes to correcting a dental misalignment, the sooner you do it, the better. That is not to say that it is ever too late for corrective measures, it is simply easier when your adult teeth are continuing to develop.
Treatment options include:
Invisible clear aligners are fast becoming the most popular choice among dental patients straightening their teeth. The applications of aligners, like Invisalign, are wide- though they are not the recommended approach for severe or Class III misalignments. In these instances, metal braces would be more pragmatic and effective.
Ammons Dental by Design offers it all for their patients- from straightening your teeth to emergency dental, too. If you have misaligned teeth, the first thing to do is to get an evaluation and consult with Dr. Michael Ammons. Determining a cause and diagnosis can make treatment options more effective, too. Contact us to schedule your appointment at our Camden, Charleston, James Island, or Summerville locations today.
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