There are a number of reasons teeth may grow crooked, twisted, or overlapping. People's mouths are small compared to their teeth, which crowds them, and they shift. Other reasons include the upper and lower jaws of a person being malformed or not the same size. 1. Genetic inheritance: The most frequent cause of overbites, under bites, and crooked teeth is genetics. 2. The earlier than usual loss of adult or baby teeth. 3. The improper fit of the dental restorations. 4. Gingivitis and pressure on gums and teeth. 5. Misalignment of jaw posts injury. 6. Jaw or mouth tumors. 7. Standard oral health complications, like tongue thrusting and thumb, sucking. 8. Using the pacifier after three years of age, or prolonged bottle use, may also lead to crooked teeth. 9. The shape of the mouth and jaw: This is a primary reason for crooked teeth. When the size of the mouth is small, the teeth suffer overcrowding and shifts so that all the teeth in your mouth fits. It can also be possible, that the lower and the upper jaws of the mouth are not the identical size or did not form in a correct manner as it should happen. 10. Timing: The early loss of adult's teeth may result in making the teeth, which are left behind, crooked. Overcrowding of teeth can also occur when the baby teeth are replaced by permanent teeth. Teeth misalignment may occur when the adult's teeth shift and take over spots where the adult's teeth have long ago fallen out. 11. Trauma: Facial trauma or jaw injury has the effect of moving the teeth out of place. Your jaw could be misaligned due to an accident. Traumas are usually the cause of most severe instances of crooked teeth.
HOW IS CROOKED TEETH DIAGNOSED?
Dentists usually conduct a physical examination to diagnose crooked teeth. They may also order for a dental X-ray, teeth impressions and photographs of your face to confirm the diagnosis.
HOW IS CROOKED TEETH TREATED?
A removable retainer is one of the best solutions in such cases, while one or more teeth may have to be extracted so as to fix the alignment if the issue has happened due to overcrowding.
DID YOU KNOW?
This condition usually makes chewing difficult and sometimes, painful.