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 for Misaligned Teeth depends on the diagnosis results. A removable retainer may be used to stabilize teeth. In some cases overcrowded teeth can be corrected by removing one or more teeth. In some cases wearing braces helps correct the misalignment.
DID YOU KNOW?
Good oral hygiene helps prevent tooth decay due to Misaligned Teeth