Dealing With Misaligned Teeth

dealing with misaligned teethMisaligned teeth can be problematic for your oral health, just as it can be a problem for your appearance. When teeth overlap in inappropriate ways, it can leave areas of your tooth’s surface harder to clean. This can make you more likely to suffer cavities. It could also leave you placing more strain than you intend on certain teeth, making them more likely to develop problems. In many cases, alignment issues will require a set of braces. However, some people will have milder issues, and can enjoy alternative corrective approaches. MTM clear aligners are a viable means of making milder adjustments to your teeth. They can yield real results without resorting to visually obtrusive braces. In other cases, if your alignment issues could be eliminated with the placement of porcelain veneers.

How Clear Aligners Can Straighten Your Teeth Without Braces

MTM clear aligners use gradual pressure to move your teeth into their correct positions. You will wear a series of the aligners over time, with each one making more of an adjustment to your teeth. In addition to being less conspicuous, aligners can be removed throughout the day. You should wear them as much as possible for the full benefit, but you can still take them out in order to eat and clean your teeth.

Some Alignment Issues Can Be Covered With Porcelain Veneers

With your dentist’s approval, you can cover up misalignment with a set of porcelain veneers. The veneers cover the front of your teeth, and mask them behind a dazzling smile. This popular cosmetic  dental treatment can also work to hide spaces between teeth, or other physical flaws.


With decades of professional dental care experience, native of Kansas City, Robert M Browne, DDS is proud to provide general, cosmetic, restorative, and prosthetic care to patients from Prairie Village and surrounding communities. To learn more or to schedule a visit with Dr. Browne, contact our office today at (913) 901-8585.