The best way to straighten a single tooth

One tooth is not straight?

One Crooked Tooth

You might think about traditional metal braces or Invisalign when you have one crooked tooth. These are orthodontic treatments, which means dentists try to move your crooked tooth, which is an excellent idea if you have nice-looking teeth.

As an adult, you might already have cavities, wear, or discolored teeth. You might have unpleasant-shaped teeth. If that is the case, moving your existing tooth or teeth does not help. After years of ortho treatment, you will have straight, nicely aligned, unpleasant-shaped teeth. After ortho treatment, you might want to have a veneer to fix the shape.

If you can skip the ortho treatment, you will save time and money. With careful planning, cosmetic technique, and case selection, you can forget the time-consuming ortho phase of the treatment to achieve a nice straight, good-looking tooth.

As an adult, you might already have or have cavities, wear, or discolored teeth. You might have unpleasant-shaped teeth. If that is the case, moving your existing tooth or teeth does not help. After years of ortho treatment, you will have straight, nicely aligned, but unpleasant-shaped or discolored teeth. Therefore, after ortho treatment, you might want to have veneers to fix the shape and color of your teeth.

If you can skip the ortho treatment, you will save time and money. With careful planning, cosmetic technique, and case selection, you can forget the time-consuming ortho phase of the treatment to achieve a nice straight, good-looking tooth.

How do we proceed with tooth straightening?

Step 1: Treatment Initiation

First, cosmetic dentists need to check the gum health and occlusion and check the gum line to see if they are even or within normal range. Also, making sure the tooth movement or changing the angle we want to achieve is not too much. If we need to move the tooth position or the tilt, we need an aggressive prep of your tooth, which might cause unnecessary root canal treatment, or the result is not natural.

To plan those, cosmetic dentists need to do a mock-up/wax-up on your teeth to see if it is doable without root canal treatment. This process is essential and is the process of treating your copied tooth to see the result without grinding your teeth to go back to plan B if necessary.

Step 2: Test drive

Once the treatment plan has been decided, the cosmetic dentist copies the mock-up on your tooth without prepping your tooth or minimum prep so that you can test drive your new tooth that is straight. You can check for a couple of days or weeks, and if you see some problems, you can return and re-adjust the mock-up temporarily without anesthesia.

Step 3: Seating/Placement

When you are satisfied with the result, we can finally proceed with the treatment. We can now prep your tooth then take the impressions (molds). Then, we send it to the dental lab to fabricate a crown or a veneer. We take photos and the dental impression of the final mock-up so that the lab technician knows what shape you like. Finally, we send the tooth color information with the color-corrected cameras and color mapping drawings along with that information.

Step 4: Check and Adjustment

We get a custom-made crown or veneer in a few weeks, agree that it looks good, and then seat it in your mouth. Then, after a few weeks, you’ll have to come back for bite adjustments or minor shape adjustments. In this way, you can skip orthodontics and straighten your teeth.

straighten one or two crooked teeth

The advantage of straightening teeth without braces is saving time and money. Since we do not move our teeth using apparatus, the most crucial point is that you do not have to worry about relapse. And you don’t have to wear a retainer to prevent relapse (tooth position will move back to original after braces if you do not wear retainer). So it’s a massive benefit to you.

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