Crooked Teeth

The most obvious concern with crooked teeth is the cosmetic appearance. However, crooked teeth can lead to more serious problems such as tooth decay, gum disease and TMJ related problems. There are a number of ways to fix crooked teeth and we offer both treatment with or without braces in our Pennington dental office.

Health Risks of Crooked Teeth

Crooked teeth can make brushing and flossing a challenge, allowing food, debris and plaque to build up between teeth. Plaque build up can erode tooth enamel, leading to cavity formation. As plaque hardens, it turns into tartar which causes bleeding gums and contributes to gum disease.

Invisible Braces to Straighten Teeth

Donna Vagnozzi-Bucci, DMD is a Pennington Invisalign® dentist, offering the world’s leading treatment for clear braces. Clear braces are well suited for teens and adults who need mild to moderate orthodontic treatment and a high patient satisfaction. Learn more about Invisalign

Metal braces are an option for patients who need more significant orthodontic treatment to fix crooked teeth. Orthodontic treatment with metal braces can sometimes be combined with Invisalign therapy to achieve optimal results without prolonged use of metal braces.

Straighten Teeth Without Braces

Many adult patients want to avoid braces if possible. Traditional metal braces and even invisalign braces can be cumbersome for adults, making it difficult to talk and speak. While braces may seem like the most obvious solution for straightening teeth, there are other ways to straighten teeth.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are one option for straightening teeth without braces. Used to cover the front and sides of teeth, porcelain veneers can be used to correct minor problems in tooth alignment.

Porcelain veneers can give your smile a symmetrical appearance by closing gaps between teeth and reshaping teeth to an even length.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns cover the entire tooth like a cap and are well suited for teeth that may have more significant alignment issues. For correcting crooked teeth, our dentists will use porcelain dental crowns which are highly esthetic and mimic the appearance of natural teeth.

In many cases we are able to offer a single visit treatment for dental crowns. Using CEREC technology, our dentists are able to design, create and place high quality porcelain restorations in a single visit.

Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic bonding uses a bio-compatible dental composite, which applied directly to the tooth then sculpted into the desired shape to improve the shape and alignment of teeth. This treatment is a highly cost effective solution for correcting crooked teeth, though it is typically used for minor alignment issues. Unlike porcelain veneers and dental crowns, cosmetic bonding is not permanent and may need to be touched up in the future.

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  • You have been such a great support in the care for our mother over these years. I wanted to keep her pain free and you helped us with that. The last miraculous feat was the saving of that front tooth that broke. It made me smile because she hated that her teeth were discolored. She would have LOVED that shiny white tooth!! Thank you for that and, for contributing to alzheimer's research in her name.

    Brenda

  • I always have an outstanding visit and just recently referred two more people who raved about the experience they had! The proper time and attention to detail is always taken on every appointment.

    Lisa C.

  • Nan is awesome, she always makes me comfortable and explains everything clearly, I have and would recommend the office.

    Andrea P.

  • Everything is great and the service is amazing. This is the reason I drive over 1.5 hours each way to receive dental care there.

    Stephen G.

  • I’ve been going to Dr. Vagnozzi since she opened her practice. Everyone is amazing! Dr. Vagnozzi takes her time and really pays attention to detail. I always feel like she is giving me the best advice!

    Phyllis C.

  • I didn’t go to the dentist for a while because I had bad experiences. Then a friend referred me to the Spa Dentistry office. I usually see Dr. Silk. I have a lot of confidence in him and am very comfortable with everyone in the office now. The office is beautiful and comfortable. Everyone is friendly and professional and always makes you feel comfortable. I had two bridges done that have worked out great! I highly recommend the dental group to anyone because they are very personable and always make me feel comfortable.

    Robert T.

  • Just a little note of thanks for taking the time to deal with my big baby! He is terrified of the dentist and you made it a bit less scary for him. The tender pampering you and your staff offer goes a long way! Thanks a million.

    Kim and Ian

  • I have been a patient of Dr. Vagnozzi Bucci Spa Dental Practice since April 2002 and I’m extremely happy. I have dental insurance that I cannot use at the office however, I still choose to go there. The whole staff is superior in their technical abilities, attitude and professionalism. Every procedure I have had done there has exceeded my expectations. Painless dentistry at its finest. I can not use enough adjectives to describe and praise these doctors and professional staff. It’s not the dentistry you remember from your childhood; this is the dental practice of the future.

    Gayle D.

  • I just wanted to thank all of you for taking such good care of my aunt while she and my uncle were in the states from Australia. They were thrilled with her new teeth and told us you were amazing! I know medical/dental care is no where near as good in the U.K. or Australia as it is here, so I am glad if she had to have treatment, it was done by you. Thanks you again; I owe you one, but hope you don’t need any physical therapy anytime soon...

    David, Priscilla and Lynn

  • I want to thank you for going out of your way countless times to correct and fix my two permanent crowns. It is rare to meet a person of your character. I am lucky to have you and your magnificent staff care for me.

    Elizabeth