What treatment types are available for crooked teeth?

December 6, 2019 by Dr Gurs Sehmi


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Having crooked teeth is not simply an aesthetic concern, it can impact your oral health too.

Unarguably, having crooked teeth can lead to deep insecurities – your teeth are the first thing people notice about you and so usually the first thing they use to base their judgement on you.

The good news is that with technological advancements and a team of highly-skilled and experienced dentists like we have at The Perfect Smile, it is easier than ever to fix crooked teeth and enhance your smile.

Some people believe braces are the only solution for crooked teeth, and although we offer many different types of braces, this is definitely not the only treatment available.

For minor issues – bonding is the best solution

Small gaps, overlapping teeth or even edges can be addressed using minor non-invasive procedures such as contouring and bonding.

Bonding (a process of adding tooth-coloured resin to the original tooth) can be used to reshape the front of the back of the teeth – by adding additional matter to the tooth, it means the teeth will fall more in line with the surrounding teeth.

This process leaves a more aesthetically pleasing, straight line of teeth.

Bonding can be used to target chipped or discoloured teeth too.


The use of orthodontic treatment to target crooked teeth is of course the most effective option.

However, many people do not want to commit to this time period, even though we have options like 6 month smiles now which means the procedure is faster than ever.

Using braces to target crooked teeth means you can keep your natural teeth which makes it the safest and most long-lasting solution.

Invisalign is the perfect solution for patients who have overcrowded or even those who have a degree of wide spacing between teeth.

The great thing about Invisalign  is that the braces are almost invisible, so you get the benefits of a beautiful straight smile, without having to endure the period of wearing ‘train track’ braces.

Can I get veneers if I have crooked teeth?

Yes! Veneers are actually a great solution for those whose teeth are too crooked to be effectively straightened through Invisalign.

Porcelain veneers are applied to the front of your teeth, and give the illusion of natural, straight, white teeth. With veneers you have the freedom to choose the shape, size, shade of white etc.

Click here to see the pros and cons of having veneers. 

If you are still unsure about what treatment is best for you to fix your crooked teeth – then get in contact and arrange a free consultation where we can discuss the options available to you.

Medically reviewed & updated on December 6, 2019

Medically Reviewed By:

Dr Gurs Sehmi

Reviewed by Dr Gurs Sehmi


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Dr Gurs Sehmi

About the Author: Dr Gurs Sehmi BDS B.Sc (Kings College London) – (GDC No. 103934) is one of the leading dentists at the Perfect Smile Studios in Hertfordshire with particular skills in adult orthodontics and dental implant treatments. After graduating from Kings College London as a dentist in 2006, Dr Sehmi has worked for the NHS before moving onto Private Dentistry. Dr Gurs Sehmi was shortlisted for Best Young Dentist in 2012. Dr Sehmi is one of the most experienced restoratives and enhancing dentists at The Perfect Smile Studios.