Veneers are used to give people a great smile instantly and without any surgical procedures. Veneers are custom made teeth covers that are placed on top of the teeth to fix minor flaws. Veneers are made out of a variety of materials but one of the most popular materials is porcelain. This is because porcelain is strong, durable and does not stain easily. Veneers generally work with anyone who has excellent oral health. If you have crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw, this can interfere with the look that you are trying to achieve. Here are some of the options that are open to you if you have misaligned teeth.
Severely Misaligned Teeth
If your teeth are severely misaligned, it might not be possible for you to get porcelain veneers immediately as the final look will be far from what you desire. Misaligned teeth can also make it very difficult to maintain proper oral health care and might eventually result in the loss of the tooth. It is important to remember that while porcelain veneers are tough and durable, the tooth underneath the veneer is still vulnerable to bacterial infection and could still develop cavities and eventual tooth loss. In the case of such severe misalignment, your dentist might opt to fix the misalignment first before proceeding with the porcelain veneer treatment.
If the teeth are only slightly misaligned, porcelain veneers might help fix the problem. The veneers will perfectly align the teeth and cover up the slight imperfection. The decision to proceed with the porcelain veneer treatment or to fix any misalignment before the veneer treatment will be made by your dentist.
How to Fix Misaligned Teeth
Once your dentist identified that your teeth require alignment, there are several options that are open to you. Severely misaligned teeth might require aligners like Invisalign to help straighten the teeth. Other options that are available include expanders that helps to widen the upper palate and eventually align misaligned jaws. There are also expanders that are removable so the patient can take them off at night and put them back on during the day. Surgical options exist as well. For example, one can go through a surgical process where the jaw is carefully broken and then devices are put in place in order to help widen the upper palate.
If you are interested in porcelain veneers and worried that your misaligned teeth might get in the way of your perfect smile, it might be a good idea to reach out to an experienced dental practitioner who can advise on the way forward. Such a dental expert is Dr. Alex Rubinov of New York City. Dr. Rubinov has years of experience and his practice offers first class service to all patients. Contact the practice at (718) 253-0800 for an appointment.