Fix Misaligned & Crooked Teeth in Midtown Atlanta & Roswell
Crooked teeth affecting your self-confidence?
A straighter smile is possible!
Tired of living with crooked, misaligned teeth, or gaps in your smile? Orthodontic treatments like braces and Invisalign are the most common solutions. But there may be a faster, more effective way. Get better results when you work with a periodontist to correct misaligned and crooked teeth!
Schedule an appointment with us today in Midtown Atlanta or Roswell. Learn more below.
What causes teeth to be misaligned?
- Genetics (you may be born with it!)
- Periodontal disease (can cause your teeth to loosen and shift)
- Early baby tooth loss or thumb sucking
- Tongue thrusting
- Missing teeth
Is it OK to have crooked teeth?
Misaligned and crooked teeth affect your self-esteem and quality of life. Many people choose to fix crooked teeth for esthetic reasons. However, there are other benefits to correcting your bite and smile. Crooked teeth can also lead to a variety of dental and overall health conditions. Common problems stemming from crooked teeth include…
Improper chewing and digestion
Excess wear and tear, leading to cracked teeth
Jaw strain and TMJ disorder
How to fix crooked teeth
Correcting misaligned and crooked teeth almost always requires orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic care involves the use of devices. The 2 most common treatments are:
- Braces — Metal or clear options available
- Aligners — Such as Invisalign
Whatever method you choose, the goal of the treatment is to straighten teeth, correct problems with your bite, and close gaps between your teeth.
How do orthodontic treatments work?
The orthodontic process — whether you’re using traditional braces or an aligner system — creates constant pressure on your teeth. Over time, this pressure moves them into the correct position.
The problem with orthodontic treatment is that constant pressure often leads to inflammation, bone loss, and gum recession. Additionally, straightening your teeth typically takes many months, if not years.
Thankfully, there’s a better way! How? Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy (SFOT), also called accelerated ortho, administered with the help of your periodontist.
Fix crooked teeth with the help of SFOT
If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, we recommend talking to our periodontists about SFOT.
With specialized training in bone, gum, and supporting tissue, we regularly partner with orthodontists to not only limit the risk of damage to gums, soft tissue, and bone, but to speed up your treatment.
Research suggests working with a periodontist for accelerated orthodontics can make your orthodontic treatment 2 to 3 times faster! It also limits gum recession and prevents post-orthodontic shifting or relapse of your teeth.
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