Porcelain Veneers And Instant Orthodontics

Mint Hill Porcelain Veneers and Instant Orthodontics

If you have been paying attention to orthodontics in recent years, you probably have heard about clear braces. They have been welcomed by many people, especially adults who want an alternative to traditional metal braces, and are available at Town Dental Group in Mint Hill.

There’s more good news for those who want to straighten their teeth. How about ‘instant orthodontics’?

We’re talking about porcelain veneers. Strictly speaking, they are not orthodontics; usually they are classified as cosmetic dentistry. Veneers are thin ceramic shells that are custom-made to fit over the front part of your teeth. They’re great for fixing slightly crooked teeth, which is why they’re sometimes called instant orthodontics.

Veneers are also a solution for abnormally spaced, stained or chipped teeth.

Along with Invisalign clear braces, porcelain veneers are available at Town Dental Group in Mint Hill. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-800-0255

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6820 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, North Carolina
28277

 

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When Wayward Teeth Take A Crooked Path

Mint Hill orthodontics

Malocclusion is dental-speak for crooked teeth. When you look at all the different ways numerous 3-dimensional objects can be arranged, it is not surprising that malocclusion occurs in numerous forms. The good news is that crooked teeth can be straightened with braces from Town Dental Group in Mint Hill.

The number of configurations may surprise you:

When teeth slant forward, it is called upper protrusion, but you may have heard this impairment by the insensitive slang, “buck teeth.”

An overbite transpires when the upper front teeth come down too far over the lower teeth when the mouth is closed. An underbite is the reverse condition—the upper front teeth close farther back than the lower front teeth. An open bite refers to a bite in which the upper don’t overlap the lower teeth. This can happen on the whole bite or just one side.

Tooth rotation is one of the most frequent types of malocclusion. Rotated teeth appear as if they are twisting out of place. Tooth rotation can create the illusion of uneven coloring because of the way light reflects off the face of teeth.

When the upper and lower palate are misaligned to the point where the upper teeth close onto the wrong side of the lower teeth, it is termed a cross bite.

In some rare cases – called transposition – teeth erupt in spots where other teeth should be. For example, a canine (pointed tooth) comes in where an incisor (front biting tooth) should be. Can you imagine trying to chew if your teeth have been playing musical chairs?

Many people with crooked teeth are too self-conscious to smile, but aesthetics are not the only issue at play. Crooked teeth can increase the risk of cavities, tooth damage, and TMD temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Youngsters with crooked teeth may have difficulty learning how to speak, and if they can’t chew meat and raw vegetables correctly, they may miss out on required nutrients due to a limited diet.

If you or your child has crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, we invite you to schedule an intensive examination right away. Town Dental Group in Mint Hill provides traditional metal braces, and less intrusive clear braces from Invisalign. Find out which are best for you.

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-815-5105

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6820 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, North Carolina
28277

 

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Weekend Warriors and Emergency Dental Care

Weekends are only two days long, and they are always too short. Too short, that is, until you have a dental emergency. That’s when your weekend is an eternity. And it’s why at Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, we offer emergency dental care.

Why do so many dental emergencies happen during the weekend? Maybe it’s because that’s when a lot of us take part in activities that can result in chipped, broken, or even knocked out tooth.

If you ‘re a weekend warrior with a cracked tooth, the first thing you should do is rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out. Cold compresses can help to keep the swelling down. It’s also time to head to our office.

The same applies if you bite your lip or tongue: clean it gently by rinsing it with water, and then apply a cold compress.

A lot of our emergency cases involve a knocked out tooth. All it takes is one rough tackle or an elbow to the jaw. If you have a tooth get knocked out, time is of the essence. If possible, put the tooth back into your jaw, making sure not to touch its root. Otherwise, keep it between your cheek and gums, or even in some milk. Most important, make a beeline for our office. If you see us within an hour of your accident, chances are good the tooth can be saved.

We’ve mentioned only a few dental emergencies. There are so many others, like the severe toothache in the middle of the night, or objects stuck in your teeth. Town Dental Group in Mint Hill offers emergency dental care, as well as general and cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign clear braces, and many other services. Keep us on speed dial!

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-815-5105

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6820 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, North Carolina
28277

 


Hold The Metal! Clear Braces in Mint Hill

You Won't Miss The Metal With Invisible Braces In Mint Hill

Do you have crooked teeth? Do you wish you would have had braces as a kid, but think it’s too late? Maybe you feel self-conscious about smiling with a mouth full of metal. Good news! At Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, we offer clear braces from Invisalign.

One of the advantages of clear braces is that it is nearly impossible to see them while they are being worn, but the results are definitely noticeable!

Another big advantage is that clear braces are removable. Invisalign trays look like an athlete’s mouth guard, and can be taken out at mealtime and when you brush and floss. For the best results, they should be worn at least twenty-two hours a day.

They’re made of clear plastic, but don’t let the absence of metal fool you. Invisalign clear braces effectively correct the alignment and crowding problems that can affect the overall health of your teeth.

To find out more about Invisalign clear braces, call the Town Dental Group in Mint Hill. We also provide traditional metal braces, as well as general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule a consultation with us today.

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-815-5105

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6820 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, North Carolina
28277