Crooked teeth are a common complaint from patients in Jacksonville FL. While most are concerned about the appearance of their smile, few consider the health problems caused by having crooked teeth.
Dr. Donald Alexander is a comprehensive general dentist in Jacksonville. With advanced training and experience, he can straighten teeth so that they look beautiful, feel comfortable and stay healthy. Our solutions for crooked teeth can include treatment options with or without braces.
Options for straightening crooked teeth in Jacksonville
Dr. Alexander is an Invisalign dentist in Jacksonville. We offer discreet treatment for straightening teeth without traditional metal braces. Invisalign is available for adults and teens, and is one of our most popular treatments.
Invisalign uses a series of virtually invisible, removable aligners to gently reposition teeth. Studies indicate that patients who use Invisalign vs. those who wear metal braces may have improved oral health throughout their treatment. The reason for this is Invisalign patients can remove their aligners, so that they can brush and floss normally. This helps avoid plaque build up that you get more of with metal braces.
Dr. Alexander may use porcelain veneers to cover the front and sides of teeth. The benefits of this cosmetic procedure include:
- Correcting minor alignment issues
- Closing gaps between teeth
- Gives teeth a more symmetrical and uniform appearance
- Covers deep stains that teeth whitening can’t fix
Dental crowns are similar to veneers, except that they cover the entire tooth like a cap. Dr. Alexander uses dental crowns in cases where there are also issues with the health and stability of your tooth. Crowns can be used to protect from tooth decay, fix a broken tooth, or fully restore function to a worn tooth.
Cosmetic bonding is an excellent option for improving the appearance of crooked teeth. This procedure is quick and cost effective for treating crooked teeth. A safe resin material is applied directly to the tooth and molded into shape. It is cured and hardens almost instantaneously with a special UV light. Although, it is not permanent, and may need to be touched up in the future.
Schedule a Consultation
Don’t continue to suffer from health problems or embarrassment from crooked teeth. There are simple solutions, call Jacksonville FL dentist Don Alexander to schedule a consultation. Call 904.372.8157 or request an appointment online.