What causes crooked teeth?

What causes crooked teeth?

Crooked teeth are more common than you might think. In fact, three out of four children have crowded teeth – but it’s the severity of this problem that makes a real difference. While some overcrowding causes few problems, severe overcrowding can affect dental health as well as one’s confidence. However, crooked teeth needn’t be a long-term problem; at AP Smilecare, we’ve got the perfect solution.

The causes of crooked teeth

child with crooked teeth

With so many factors contributing to crooked teeth, it’s no wonder it’s such a common complaint. Some people’s mouths are too small for their teeth, causing overcrowding, while other have upper and lower jaws of differing sizes, resulting in an overbite and protruding teeth.

While some studies suggest that crooked teeth are a result of incorrect jaw development and hereditary factors, modern research suggests that our behaviours can impact the development of our teeth too. Habits such as thumb sucking and tongue thrusting can result in crooked teeth while allergies, asthma and an open mouth posture can also result in improper jaw development. While some of these things are impossible to address, we can change those habits that have been proven to make an impact.

Why are crooked teeth an issue?

boy with crooked teeth

Crooked teeth aren’t just aesthetically problematic; they can result in dental issues too. Overcrowded teeth can make keeping teeth clean a difficult and as a result increase the chance of tooth decay. What’s more, crooked teeth can also cause strain in the teeth, jaws and muscles. This increases the risk of tooth breakage.

Treating crooked teeth

dental braces

Routine trips to your dentist will help ensure that your crooked teeth don’t become a problem. At AP Smilecare, we offer a comprehensive service for adults and children and will be able to spot potential issues in children before they become a problem.

During your routine dental check, we’ll check the alignment of your teeth and jaw, your bite, and discuss any other issues that you have, such as dental discomfort. Should you require braces for your crooked teeth, we’ll be able to help too with our wide range of orthodontic treatments.

Our orthodontic treatments include Invisible & Invisalign Clear Braces and Incognito Lingual Braces. Both of which can deliver result in as little as six months. Best of all, our modern orthodontic treatments are almost invisible. Featuring the latest in design, our clear braces are suited to even the most self-conscious of adults.

For more information on our orthodontic treatments, visit us for a free consultation.

Keen to improve your smile? Whether it’s crooked teeth, discoloured teeth or the symmetry of your smile getting you down, our Smile Makeover service can help. After assessing your needs, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive plan to ensure that perfect smile you’ve always wanted.

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Posted on: 5th Sep, 2016