Did you know that crooked teeth can have a damaging effect on not just your dental health but also your overall health? Fortunately, there is a way to get your teeth straightened. A qualified orthodontist like Dr. Christiansen can provide an easy solution to fixing crooked teeth.
Causes of Crooked Teeth
Many people have no idea what makes teeth crooked, and what they can do about the cause for their crooked teeth. That’s where an an orthodontist can help. An orthodontist is a dentist who diagnoses and corrects crooked teeth and misaligned jaws.
Usually, the cause of crooked teeth or misaligned teeth is genetic, just like hair and eye color. Crooked teeth can also be caused by severe facial injury, improper fit of dental restorations, early loss of baby teeth, or poor childhood habits, such as excessive pacifier use, thumb sucking and tongue thrusting.
Other causes of misaligned bites are gingivitis (gum disease), tumors of the jaw or mouth, undue pressure on the gums and teeth, or common oral health problems such as prolonged use of a bottle.
No matter what causes crooked teeth, it can have adverse impact on your health in many ways that you might not be aware of – affecting not just your dental health but also your body and your mind.
Effects of Crooked Teeth
There are several problems that come with misaligned or crooked teeth. Crooked teeth can:
- Create difficulty keeping teeth clean, increasing the risk of gingivitis, tooth decay and cavities.
- Interfere with proper chewing.
- Strain the teeth, muscles, and jaws, increasing the risk of breaking a tooth.
- Make people feel self-conscious about their appearance and affect their self-esteem.
A Clear Solution to Crooked Teeth
Straightening your teeth can improve your smile, your self image and help you live a healthier, happier life.
Your orthodontist will perform a diagnosis of your condition, and can decide the best treatment for you. Some people are good candidates for a removable retainer, which stabilizes the new position of teeth. If overcrowding is the main cause of the problem, it may be necessary to removal one or more teeth. For most people, braces may be required to correct the problem.
If you want your teeth straightened, you need to choose an orthodontist that offers cutting edge orthodontic services at competitive pricing. Dr. Christiansen at Edge Orthodontics is a reputable orthodontist and a member of the American Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Christiansen offers Invisalign, In-Ovation, MTM Clear Aligner and lingual braces. These leading orthodontics techniques offer minimal discomfort, quicker results and aesthetic benefits. Call us or schedule your initial appointment today.