Fix Crooked Teeth in Portland, OR
Do you have crooked or overlapping teeth?
Teeth that are misaligned can hurt your self-confidence. Worse, crooked, misaligned, and crowded teeth are known for causing long-term negative effects on your health.
Yet many patients will never seek treatment because they:
- Feel nervous bringing it up
- Don’t realize it’s an option or don’t want to get braces
- Think treatment will cost too much
Thankfully, correcting crowded teeth is easier than you think. Our highly trained, aesthetically-motivated prosthodontists are Portland’s trusted source for improving the look and health of your smile. We’ll help you gain back your confidence!
What causes crooked teeth?
Whether you’ve had misaligned or crowded teeth since you were young, or you’ve noticed your teeth moving and shifting in the last few years, there could be many underlying causes:
- Jaw size or alignment
- Thumb sucking or using a pacifier
- Tongue thrusting
- Mouth breathing
- Your genetics
- Missing teeth
- Facial injuries
- Not wearing retainers after a braces treatment
Why straighten your teeth?
How misaligned teeth affect your health
A natural-looking and beautiful smile will make you feel great — in more ways than one. You’ll be confident about showing your smile and going about your daily life. You’ll also avoid the health risk associated with crooked teeth, including:
- Difficulty brushing and flossing
- Bacterial growth
- Risk of breaking teeth in the wrong position
- TMJ issues
- Gum disease
Treatments to straighten your teeth
Orthodontic treatments like braces or invisible aligners are the most common ways to straighten your smile. It’s possible that this type of treatment is all that’s needed to give you optimal results.
At Advanced Dentistry we take a more comprehensive approach to improving your smile. By looking at your mouth as a whole, we can recommend the best combination of treatments to straighten your teeth and improve your health. This may include:
What about mail-order teeth aligners?
In recent years, direct-mail clear aligner companies like SmileDirectClub and Candid have become quite popular. Thanks to big advertising budgets and compelling marketing campaigns, people around the world are choosing these DIY teeth straightening kits to fix their smiles. Unfortunately, many don’t realize the damage this type of treatment can cause.
We frequently help patients who are suffering from a mail-order alignment treatment gone wrong. These patients come to us with TMJ pain, bite issues, gum disease, and more. It’s not worth the risk. Crooked teeth treatments should always take place under the close supervision of a dental professional.
Your smile deserves the best care
As prosthodontists, Drs. Halmos, Manning, and Redmond are recognized experts on everything that needs to be repaired in your mouth, including crooked, gapped, misaligned, and crowded teeth.
Our team takes a personalized and all-encompassing approach, addressing any underlying health issues before making cosmetic changes.
Additionally, unlike other Portland prosthodontists, we have a highly trained ceramist on hand. This allows us to complete cosmetic treatments in fewer visits and with even better results. Your smile will look amazing!
Learn more about what sets us apart and how to become a new patient.
"Calm and relaxed atmosphere, personable staff, this office has everything dialed in to provide a comfortable and professional experience. Dr. Manning’s ability to put you completely at ease is coupled with an expert skill set. The procedure was painless and much shorter than I expected. I will definitely refer my friends to this office."