Rotated front teeth with gaps
Mike is a patient who had severely misaligned front teeth with gaps, and front teeth were different sizes. He had some smaller teeth and some rotated teeth.
It was always difficult for Mike to smile wide in front of people. The anterior teeth were bent and twisted. His lateral teeth were smaller than the average size. The existing internal stains on his teeth were impossible to remove with bleaching.
He did not want braces and wanted a quicker result due to his busy schedule.
Fortunately, the nerves in his teeth were so small that we did not have to worry about root canal treatment. His original gum line was ideal. We had to do a mock-up on his model, and then we prepped his teeth about 0.5 to 0.7 mm from the mock-up (Final shape) that was transferred to his teeth, so some areas were no-prep.
Rotated front teeth treatment
Crooked teeth can be hereditary. Jaw size, jaw shape, too many teeth, too big or small teeth, and poorly developed teeth and palate are some of the reasons you have misaligned teeth. Therefore, each patient's case differs from the other. Some need veneers and crowns; some need crowns and bonding.
Of course, some need comprehensive orthodontic treatment and even veneers after the orthodontic treatment. We will tell you your options upon completion of the initial assessment.
Do crooked teeth get worse with age?
As you age, the jaw bone density reduces, and your teeth wear more, even between the teeth.
All of your teeth tend to shift forward to compensate for the wear between the teeth. If you already have straight teeth and a lovely dental arch, those gaps will be closed as the teeth move forward.
If you have crooked teeth, your overlapping or rotation worsens as the teeth move forward. The bone density reduction causes this tooth to shift faster and sometimes in the wrong direction, which may lead to the spreading or overlapping of teeth.
How can spaced-out teeth be fixed?
Spaced-out teeth usually come with smaller-than-average teeth. When you have tiny teeth, your options typically are non-prep veneers or minimum prep veneers, depending on your situation. You cannot change the size or shape of your teeth with braces.
How long does it take to fix bad teeth?
The difference between traditional braces and our quick crooked teeth treatment is the duration of the treatment span.
Treatment with conventional metal braces can take up to 2 years, and Invisalign-type tray orthodontics takes over a year.
If you're looking for a quick fix for that perfect selfie at an upcoming big event, or if you're thinking about those graduation photos at the end of your senior year, a new option for fixing misaligned teeth is available.
You also need to understand it depends on your situation. Some cases need braces, while others are a waste of time and money. Don't linger, and call us for a free consultation.
Dr. Shimizu is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. There are 419 dental professionals worldwide (Only four in Houston) as of 2022 who have achieved this prestigious honor.