Crooked teeth and resultant misaligned bites may be caused due to a variety of reasons. This is usually characterised by a protruding tooth or growth on the upper jaw or in the under bit area. It may also cause the lower jaw to jut out. This may be an inherited condition or may happen when a child loses teeth too early.
HOW IS CROOKED TEETH DIAGNOSED?
The common dentistry problems associated with crooked teeth apart from hampering of the physical appearance are interference with chewing, tooth decay and cavities. The above conditions can be a clear diagnosis for crooked teeth.
HOW IS CROOKED TEETH TREATED?
The treatment of crooked teeth is done by an Orthodontist who will decide on the best course of action. A removable retainer may be helpful for some people to rectify the problem. For a majority of individuals, braces are a must. In extreme cases, like a severe underbite or overbite, it may be necessary to conduct more extensive corrections that involve surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
This condition usually makes chewing difficult and sometimes, painful.