Misaligned teeth, also known as malocclusion of the teeth or crowded teeth, is a condition that can cause many oral health complications. If the teeth are not aligned properly, they fail to perform certain vital functions. This is an inherited condition, which may cause alteration of the face, discomfort when eating, problems with speech and a tendency to breathe through the mouth. Malocclusion of the teeth can be classified into Class 1, 2 and 3 depending upon the severity of the misalignment. It can be treated through removal of one or two teeth, followed by braces to correct the alignment. Reshaping, bonding and capping of teeth, jaw surgery and attachment of wire or plates to the jaw are also other methods of treatment.
HOW IS MISALIGNED TEETH DIAGNOSED?
Treatment for misaligned teeth can cause tooth decay and pain.