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Why Are My Teeth So Crooked?

Posted on 5/15/2024 by Weo Admin
Dental flaws and imperfections like crooked or misaligned teeth are common. Anyone can have crooked teeth, but they are more prevalent in children than in adults. This dental issue occurs when the teeth do not align properly. Depending on the severity of the misalignment, you may or may not need to straighten your teeth. In severe cases, crooked teeth can be detrimental to oral health and cause halitosis, tooth decay, or speech problems. This guide explains the causes of crooked teeth and how to treat the problem.

Causes of Crooked Teeth

The causes of crooked teeth vary from patient to patient. It can be genetic or heredity. If your parents or relatives have crooked teeth, you will probably have them, too. Children are more prone to crooked teeth because of the expansive voids in their gums. Habits like prolonged thumbsucking and using pacifiers can also cause misaligned teeth in kids. Other causes include poor dental hygiene, oral trauma, tongue thrusting, mouth breathing, malnutrition, and tooth loss.

Impact of Crooked Teeth

Crooked teeth can adversely affect dental functions. It can inhibit speech, cause improper chewing, or result in temporomandibular joint disorder. It can also lead to excess wear on the gums, jaws, and adjacent teeth.

Misaligned teeth increase the risk of dental decay and cavities. Brushing and flossing between crooked teeth can be a challenge, increasing the likelihood of developing periodontitis and dental caries. Most importantly, crooked teeth can dent your smile and lower your self-esteem.

Treatment Options for Crooked Teeth

A dental practitioner can straighten crooked teeth using various oral treatments and appliances. Possible solutions include traditional braces, Invisalign clear aligners, and dental retainers. Other options include palatal expanders, tooth veneers, and dental bonding. In severe cases, oral surgery can help straighten crooked or misaligned teeth.

Contact Our Practice Today

Crooked teeth can lower your confidence and dent your smile and facial appearance. Fortunately, you can straighten misaligned teeth via various treatments. Contact our practice today to discuss available treatment options for crooked teeth with our dental practitioners.
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