- Posted on: Feb 27 2013
Few people are born with perfectly straight teeth. If the jaw doesn’t line up correctly as it grows, teeth can shift or become crowded, leading to a misaligned bite and crooked teeth. Crooked teeth not only mar the appearance of your smile, they can also cause a host of dental problems. It may be more difficult to maintain good oral hygiene, since food can get lodged in the nooks and cracks created by crooked teeth. Chewing or speaking may be impaired or even painful in certain cases. Additionally, crooked teeth can put strain on your jaw as it attempts to realign to compensate for your uneven bite.
Orthodontics is the best way to correct crooked teeth. If overcrowding is an issue, one or more teeth may be removed to allow room for others to straighten. If the thought of wearing metal braces makes you uncomfortable, you may be a good candidate for Invisalign®. Using clear plastic teeth aligners, Invisalign® enables us to straighten your teeth without cumbersome brackets and wires.
Whether you dislike the appearance of your crooked teeth, or are experiencing discomfort because of them, we can help. Our experienced Philadelphia dentist Dr. Lindsey Marshall has the advanced dental technology and years of experience you need to achieve the best smile possible.
If you are interested in transforming your smile, please contact Lindsey Marshall, DMD today to schedule an initial consultation. We serve patients throughout Philadelphia, Main Line, and Ardmore, Pennsylvania.
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