Treating Crooked Teeth

Traditionally, crooked teeth are treated using braces. However, there are a variety of methods to treat crooked teeth without the need for traditional braces. General dentist Dr. Daryle Mahnke offers solutions for patients with crooked teeth in Bay City, MI. Depending on your needs, Dr. Mahnke may suggest straightening crooked teeth with or without braces. For solutions for straightening teeth without braces, Dr. Mahnke may suggest porcelain veneers, dental crowns, or dental bonding. During your visit, Dr. Mahnke will perform a comprehensive exam to determine which solution is best for your smile. To learn more about your options, visit our Bay City dental office. To schedule an appointment call Bay City, MI dentist office or schedule an appointment online.

Treating Crooked Teeth In Bay City, MI

Treating crooked teeth is not only important for cosmetic reasons, but for oral health reasons as well. When the teeth are crooked or misaligned, it makes it more difficult for patients to properly brush and floss their teeth. When the teeth aren’t cleaned properly, patients are more susceptible to developing dental issues like cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. It is important to treat crooked teeth to maintain the health and integrity of your natural smile. Depending on your needs, Dr. Mahnke may suggest any of the following treatments to address crooked and misaligned teeth.

  • Dental Bonding: Cosmetic dental bonding is usually completed in just one short visit to our Bay City dental office. Dr. Mahnke will apply a tooth-colored resin to the affected tooth. The tooth-colored resin is molded and shaped to the desired shape and cured with a special light. Dr. Mahnke will polish the tooth and make any final adjustments.
  • Porcelain Veneers
: Porcelain veneers are created using a thin, translucent ceramic material.  Porcelain veneers cover the front and sides of teeth and can be used to address other cosmetic concerns such as gaps between teeth, damaged teeth, and minor alignment issues, and tooth discoloration.
  • Dental Crowns: A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth that is misshaped or crooked. Dental crowns can also be used to treat decayed and damaged teeth.