Correcting Crooked Teeth Can Increase Your Self-Confidence
If you are unhappy with your smile because of crooked teeth, your oral health and self-confidence can suffer. Crooked teeth make flossing and brushing more difficult, leaving you more susceptible to bad breath, tooth decay, and other health concerns.
Dr. Yani Dixon and her team in Fort Lauderdale, FL, have various treatments available to help you achieve a healthier smile. If you have minor misalignment, we may recommend veneers, while more complex cases are better treated with Invisalign®. As holistic dentists, we will recommend the option that best improves your oral health, boosts your self-confidence, and fits your needs and budget.
Why Should You Address Crooked Teeth?
A study released by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry showed that 96 percent of patients believed that a nice smile makes someone more attractive, while another study by Invisalign and the Harris Poll found that 92 percent of those who had straightened their smiles believed that the treatment was important to their self-confidence.
Crooked teeth can not only make you feel self-conscious. They can also make brushing and flossing more difficult and increase your risk of tooth decay and other oral health issues. In some cases, crooked teeth can also cause discomfort when you eat, create speech problems, and make you more likely to bite the insides of your cheeks.
Dr. Yani and her team believe that every patient should have access to a straighter smile, so we offer various financing options including CareCredit®, Lending Tree, and in-house financing.
Solutions for Crooked Teeth
To determine which tooth straightening solution is right for you, Dr. Yani will first perform a dental exam and imaging. Depending on the complexity of your case, Dr. Yani will either recommend Invisalign orthodontic treatment or porcelain veneers.
Invisalign for Crooked Teeth
Dr. Yani is a Preferred Provider of Invisalign, a discreet alternative to braces that can help address most cases of malocclusion, from mild to complex. Over 5 million patients have straightened their smiles with Invisalign treatment and that number is growing each year thanks to the various benefits of Invisalign over traditional orthodontic treatment. Although the length of your treatment will depend on your unique case, most patients can complete Invisalign treatment in 12 to 18 months.
Porcelain Veneers for Crooked Teeth
If you have minor gaps or crossed teeth, porcelain veneers may be a better and faster option. Veneers allow you to conceal minor cosmetic imperfections by covering them with thin porcelain shells that look just like natural teeth. They are also the preferred solution if you have an important upcoming event and need to achieve a straighter smile quickly.
As a more conservative cosmetic option, we also offer LUMINEERS®. These veneers are even thinner than traditional veneers and allow you to preserve as much of your tooth structure as possible.
Maintaining Your Results
Treatment is not over when you complete your Invisalign case or have your veneers placed. To prevent your teeth from shifting after Invisalign, Dr. Yani will provide a retainer or instruct you to wear your last set of aligners. Veneers can be cared for just like your natural teeth. With proper care, you will not need to replace them for several years, but you can keep them looking bright and healthy by brushing and flossing daily as well as attending your regular dental appointments.
Straighten Your Smile Today
Dr. Yani and her team believe that every patient should have access to a straighter smile, so we offer various financing options including CareCredit®, Lending Tree, and in-house financing. Whether you choose Invisalign or porcelain veneers to straighten out your smile, you can enjoy improved self-confidence for many years to come. To schedule your consultation, request an appointment online or call our practice at (954) 525-6010.
“5 star dental office! Thank you Dr Yani and team for being so welcoming, reassuring and attentive to my needs. Overall a great experience!” Anna T.