Oral Health Concerns & Crooked TeethDid you know that crooked teeth could increase your risk of developing gum disease? Many patients view crooked teeth as a cosmetic concern, but in fact, crooked teeth may lead to a whole range of oral health concerns. Chesapeake dentist Dr. John Cranham offers solutions for straightening crooked teeth without the stigma of braces.

We hear it all of the time “I do not want to straighten my teeth because I do not want to wear braces.” We understand that as an adult, wearing traditional metal braces can be embarrassing and may even disrupt your lifestyle or career. Dr. Cranham offers cosmetic treatments for straightening your teeth and aligning your bite.

  • Invisible Braces- Invisible braces use a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually readjust your teeth. Your treatment plan will be custom designed by Dr. Cranham for your optimal results. Invisalign can help to correct crowding, spacing, over and under bite issues. The removable trays make it easy to maintain your oral hygiene routine and avoid the development of tooth decay or discoloration often associated with metal braces.
  • Porcelain Veneers- Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic solution to crooked teeth. A thin porcelain sheet will be custom designed by Dr. Cranham to cover the front and sides of your teeth. Dental veneers are a permanent restoration that with proper maintenance can last many years. Dental veneers do not stain or decay so you can enjoy a bright white, straight smile.
  • Dental Crowns- Unlike porcelain veneers, dental crowns cover the entire tooth. Dental crowns can help correct an uneven bite correcting misaligned or misshapen teeth. Dental crowns can last for many years and provide a stable and natural looking dental restoration.

If you do not want to deal with the hassle of traditional braces but suffer from mild to moderate orthodontic problems, cosmetic alternatives may be a viable solution to straighten your smile. Not every patient’s orthodontic concerns will be able to be treated cosmetically. Dr. Cranham will suggest conservative dental treatment based on your oral health and cosmetic goals.

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