Misaligned or crooked teeth can occur if a the jaws of the person are not the same size or if baby teeth or temporary teeth fall out to quickly. Other reasons for misaligned teeth could be gum disease or thumb sucking or use of a feeding bottle after 3 years of age. In addition to making the person feel self conscious misaligned teeth can cause problems chewing food, increase the risk of tooth decay and cavities.
HOW IS MISALIGNED TEETH DIAGNOSED?
The misaligned teeth can be easily diagnosed by a physical dental examination by a dentistry expert. In most cases, the condition is diagnosed during a routine dental examination.
HOW IS MISALIGNED TEETH TREATED?
Treatment of the condition involves various corrective measures such as use of braces, removal of teeth in case of overcrowded teeth, reshaping, bonding or capping of teeth. There may be a surgery needed to shorten the jaw in case of need or there could be wires or plates placed to stabilize the jaw.
DID YOU KNOW?
Misaligned Teeth or crooked teeth including over and under bites are an inherited trait