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Can My Crooked or Twisted Teeth be Straightened?

Crooked or twisted teeth can be more than just a cosmetic problem, they can also contribute to some serious oral health concerns. If you have crooked or twisted teeth on the bottom it can make it difficult to floss and brush properly which will allow debris and plaque to build up which can lead to cavity formation and gum disease.

Crooked teeth are often hereditary, with some people having a mouth that is just too small for their teeth. For others it could be a mismatched upper and lower jaw which can cause an over or under bite. Sadly, these conditions can be made worse by bad oral habits such as thumb sucking and tongue thrusting.

When it comes to fixing crooked teeth, this can be achieved with, or without braces. Crooked teeth can be treated using veneers which can be used for minor issues such as uneven teeth or gaps between teeth, while dental crowns that cover the whole tooth are used to reduce the gaps between the teeth, restore teeth that have been affected by decay or wear, to create symmetry or to straighten teeth.

In other cases, it may be necessary to use braces to correct twisted or crooked teeth, this can be done by using metal or invisible braces. For cosmetic reasons many adult or teen patients prefer invisible braces – they can be used to help with spacing, crowding, over bite and underbite problems. Thanks to the removable trays, patients are able to maintain good dental hygiene by brushing and flossing normally and eating whatever you want isn’t a problem. Unlike with metal braces, the smooth plastic of invisible braces provides a more comfortable treatment.

If you are thinking of giving yourself a boost this year and your dental health, and you want to correct straighten or twisted teeth contact your dentist today. He or she will be able to give you that smile you’ve always been dreaming of.

When people think about their smile, they are usually only considering having some work done on their top teeth, after all, when you smile your top teeth are the ones you see first. If you have great top teeth, but crooked bottom teeth, why not enhance your whole smile. If you are concerned about the appearance of your bottom teeth. You have noticed some uneven wear on the bottom of your top teeth, or you are just struggling to keep your bottom teeth clean and your gums aren’t looking healthy due to overcrowding orthodontic treatment is the best solution.

These days patients have so many options available to them – why not at least investigate treatments available. Just remember, like your body, teeth and your bite will change as we get older. It doesn’t matter if you had orthodontic treatment when you were younger, most of us will find that our front teeth will become crooked to some degree as we get older.

 

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