Crooked
Teeth Treatment

WHAT CAUSES CROOKED TEETH?

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Most often, people with crooked teeth worry about the appearance of their teeth while smiling.

Crooked Tooth Treatment Cheltenham

While it is true, it impacts self-esteem, there are more health-related issues that it leads to i.e gingivitis, TMD, enamel wear.

  • Interfering with proper chewing of food
  • Challenges in keeping teeth clean, as brushing becomes harder
  • Causing strain to teeth, jaw and Muscles as bites will be fairly misaligned.

Causes of Crooked Teeth

Majority of children now have crooked teeth, which is evident from five years of age and is often attributed to hereditary factors.

However, rather than blame genetics for crooked teeth and poor jaw development, modern research has produced evidence that points to other causes.

Mouth breathing, tongue thrusting, reverse swallowing and thumb sucking are the real causes.

Allergies, asthma and an open mouth posture also contribute to incorrect jaw development. Growing up, most of us have had one or more of these myofunctional problems, which may have been the cause of incorrect dental and facial development.

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Crooked Tooth Solution

Crooked teeth can be fixed through number of procedures. Most commonly used method is braces for fairly crooked teeth.

There are other methods such as Invisalign and for minor issues, veneers could be used to cosmetically correct the appearance.

In some cases a tooth or two may have to be extracted to clear space for other crowded teeth as they get re-aligned.

At Dentist On Warrigal we try to preserve natural teeth and see how other procedures can help re-align crooked teeth.

We recommend early intervention as kids, before grow into adults with crooked teeth,poses more challenges to re-align teeth.

Crooked Tooth Treatment in Cheltenham

Crooked teeth are a common problem experienced by many children, teens, and even adults.

They don’t require treatment unless they’re causing health problems or self-esteem issues.

To receive crooked tooth treatment in Cheltenham, contact us on (03) 9583 5506 or request your appointment online.

We are located at Suite C, 151 Centre Dandenong Road in Cheltenham.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a malocclusion?
Malocclusion translates to “bad” (for the “mal” part of the word) “bite” (for the “occlusion” part of the word. “Occlusion” is how the upper and lower teeth come together when the jaw closes.)

Malocclusion is related to crooked teeth, the arch, and jaw misalignment. So malocclusion isn’t really a big scary term—it just means “bad bite,” a totally fixable problem.

What causes crooked teeth?
In most cases, adult teeth grow crooked early, as they’re forming in a child’s jawbone or erupting from the bone and gumline.

Common reasons for teeth misalignment can include:

  • an inadequately sized mouth, which can cause teeth to group together
  • malformed and/or disproportionate jawbones, which displaces the relationship between the upper and lower teeth
  • genetics
  • excessive thumbsucking as a child, which places undue pressure on the upper palate and other still-developing oral structures
  • premature tooth loss as a child
If I wore braces as a child, can my teeth become crooked again?
Children are with crooked teeth are prescribed with orthodontic braces to correct their teeth and allow them to grow straight.

Nevertheless, you may still experience an orthodontic relapse as an adult, wherein your teeth move back out of alignment due to pressure, a dental injury, or any of several other reasons.

If you do experience a relapse, you will have to once again undergo correction, though this time, you may be able to forego traditional braces.