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Can bonding fix crooked teeth?

Yes, dental bonding can be successfully used to repair crooked teeth and, in many cases, it can be a better alternative to braces.

Millions of people of all ages struggle with crooked teeth.

In fact, one survey¹ shows that 81% of people think that their smile looks unattractive in photographs, which is why they avoid having their picture taken and even avoid smiling in public altogether.

Having crooked teeth may not sound like a serious dental concern, but it can take a huge blow on your confidence.

Although many patients assume that you can only fix crooked teeth with braces, modern dentistry offers you more than this option.

Bonding, one of the most popular solutions for repairing chipped teeth, can also be successful in your case.

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a procedure involving the application of a composite resin material in a tooth cavity or around a damaged tooth.

Although it is commonly used to repair chipped or cracked teeth, dental bonding can also be successful in patients with crooked teeth.

Why choose bonding to fix crooked teeth?

Bonding is a versatile procedure that can solve many dental issues.

For patients with crooked teeth, the benefits of dental bonding include:

  • Quick results. Dental bonding can be applied with only one visit to the dentist. The typical dental bonding procedure takes as little as 30 minutes and requires no anaesthesia.
  • Minimally invasive. Placing a dental bond doesn’t cause any pain or discomfort and you will get used to the bond in as little as 48 hours.
  • Natural results. The bonding composite can be made to blend in with the exact shade of your natural teeth, so that no one will be able to tell the difference.
  • Affordable. Dental bonding is one of the most affordable in-clinic procedures and it has a high success rate.
  • Durable. With proper care and maintenance, dental bonding can last for up to 10 years. In case of chipping or discolouration, the bond can be easily repaired or replaced.

For example, if you have severely crooked teeth, cavities, active gum disease, or you’ve had extreme restorations done, your doctor may recommend another treatment.

Dental bonding is an effective procedure, but there are some cases when it isn’t recommended.


  1. Bupa research carried out with OnePoll surveying 2,000 people (May 2015) on their dental habits and attitudes to brushing their teeth.
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