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Crooked Teeth

Crooked Teeth Treatment in Melbourne

Crooked Teeth

There are several reasons why some people’s teeth grow crooked, overlapping, or twisted. Some people’s mouths are too small for their teeth. In other cases, a person’s upper and lower jaws aren’t the same size or are malformed, resulting in either an overbite.

When left untreated, crooked teeth will often lead to periodontal disease and premature breakdown of your enamel.

Periodontal disease may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and other illnesses.

Crooked teeth and misaligned bites can:

  • Interfere with proper chewing.
  • Make keeping teeth clean more of a challenge, increasing the risk of tooth decay, cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease.
  • Strain the teeth, increasing the risk of breaking a tooth.
  • Make people feel self-conscious about their appearance and affect their self-esteem.
  • Increased risk of cardiovascular disease and other illnesses
  • Most often crooked teeth, overbites and underbites are inherited traits just as the colour of your eyes or size of your hands.
  • Other causes of misaligned bites are early loss of baby or adult teeth
  • improper fit of dental fillings or crowns
  • gum disease
  • or common oral health problems in children such as thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, pacifier use beyond the age of three, or prolonged use of a bottle.

Your dentist will look for the following signs:

  • Abnormal alignment of teeth
  • Abnormal appearance of the face
  • Difficulty or discomfort when chewing or biting
  • Speech difficulties (lisp)

If you are concerned with crooked teeth and like to enhance the function and aesthetics of your teeth for a better smile, contact us and we can arrange for a consultation.

Straight Talk About Crooked Teeth (Version B)