Time to Queue Up: Treatment Options for Overlapping Teeth

October 24, 2017 — by Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky
Tags: Cosmetic Dentistry Porcelain Veneers Invisalign

A woman examining her newly straightened teeth in the mirror after undergoing treatment for overlapping teethIf overlapping teeth are causing you to feel self-conscious about your smile, we invite you to explore the many cosmetic dentistry options available at the dental practice of Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky. Based on your unique needs and goals, Dr. Podilsky can customize a cosmetic dentistry treatment plan that addresses your overlapping teeth and gives you the straight, healthy-looking smile you desire. You will emerge from treatment looking your absolute best, with the confidence to flash your pearly whites at every opportunity.

In discussing your treatment options for overlapping teeth during your consultation at our Edmonton, AB cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry practice, Dr. Podilsky will take into account several factors, including the degree to which your teeth overlap and the goals you have for your treatment. He will then recommend the treatment plan that he feels is best suited to your particular case.

If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile due to the presence of overlapping teeth, we encourage you to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky today.

How Does Dr. Podilsky Treat Overlapping Teeth?

There are several treatment options available for treating overlapping teeth. Dr. Podilsky will recommend the option that is most likely to produce the best results in your unique case. Available treatment options include:

  • Porcelain veneers: In addition to concealing cracks, chips, and stains, porcelain veneers can be used to address certain orthodontic problems including slight overlapping of the teeth. By affixing porcelain veneers to the front surfaces of overlapping teeth, Dr. Podilsky can adjust their size, shape, and length, bringing them into improved alignment and creating a superior bite.
  • Same-day crowns: With the use of our in-office CEREC® machine, Dr. Podilsky is able to provide patients with same-day dental crowns. For patients with overlapping teeth, crowns are often used in conjunction with porcelain veneers to create an improved bite and a more aesthetically pleasing smile.
  • Invisalign®: The Invisalign® system is potentially ideal for patients who require a more traditional orthodontic solution to their overlapping teeth, but who do not want to wear conventional wire-and-bracket metal braces. Invisalign® aligners are made of a clear, comfortable plastic and are custom-crafted to fit comfortably in the mouth. Patients wear each set of aligners for approximately two weeks, at which point they are traded out for the next set in the series. Each set moves the teeth gradually but definitively toward their optimal positions in the mouth. The aligners can conveniently be removed for brushing, flossing, and eating. As long as they are worn for 20 to 22 hours each day, optimal results can generally be achieved in roughly the same time frame as metal braces, if not even more quickly.

For patients with severely overlapping teeth, we also offer orthodontic treatment with conventional metal braces.

Learn More about Treatment Options for Overlapping Teeth

If you would like to learn more about treatment options for overlapping teeth, please contact the cosmetic dentistry practice of Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky today.