If not treated, crooked teeth can lead to dental issues like tooth decay, gum disease, and cavities. In some cases, crooked or misaligned teeth may affect your bite, leading to an imbalanced bite. The goal is to treat a crooked smile before it causes more complex dental issues. Columbia general dentist Dr. Thomas Trinkner has years of experience diagnosing and treating patients with crooked or misaligned teeth. Dr. Trinkner examines all aspects of your teeth, gums, bite, and joints before recommending an appropriate treatment. Dr. Trinkner and his staff understand that not every smile is the same so they take the time to create a personalized treatment plan that is right for you. If you have any questions about what solutions are right for you, contact our Columbia, SC dental office.
The Importance of Treating Crooked Teeth
Treating crooked teeth is essential to getting closer to better oral health. Patients with crooked or misaligned teeth are more prone to developing cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. When the teeth are crooked or misaligned, patients often have a difficult time cleaning all parts of their teeth and gums. When the teeth are not properly cleaned, tartar and plaque can accumulate on the teeth and cause future dental issues.
Solutions For Crooked Teeth
During your visit to our Columbia dental office, Dr. Trinkner will examine your smile and check for any underlying dental problems. With the results of your examination, Dr. Trinkner will be able to recommend which solutions will give you the best results. Depending on your needs, Dr. Trinkner may suggest one or more of these treatments to address crooked or misaligned teeth.
If you have a more advanced case of crooked or misaligned teeth, Dr. Trinkner may work with a local orthodontist to coordinate further dental care.