What Causes Crooked Teeth?

child pointing to a crooked tooth

Braces work wonders in straightening teeth by applying gentle pressure over time, but what leads to crooked teeth in the first place? 

One common factor is genetics, where some individuals inherit a predisposition for misalignment. 

Individual habitual factors can also play a crucial role. Habits like thumb-sucking, tongue thrusting, or prolonged pacifier and dummy use during childhood can impact tooth alignment.

Another contributing factor can be inadequate jaw space. When there’s not enough room for teeth to grow properly, they may overlap or twist. Early loss of baby teeth, poor dental hygiene, or improper oral habits can exacerbate this issue. 

Occasionally, traumatic injuries to the face or jaw can also lead to misaligned teeth.

For those seeking a remedy for crooked teeth, braces are generally the go-to solution. Orthodontic specialists, armed with their expertise in tooth movement, carefully design treatment plans that leverage the effectiveness of braces to address specific misalignment issues and help patients achieve their dream smile, although choosing braces isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s also a commitment to oral health and overall well-being. 

With advancements in orthodontic technology, modern braces are more comfortable and efficient, promising not only a straighter smile but also enhanced functionality. So, if you find yourself pondering over the causes of crooked teeth and want to look into correcting your smile, or your child’s smile, consider the transformative power of braces in sculpting a confident and healthy smile and book a consultation with the amazing team at Oasis Orthodontics. 

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