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Difficulties with Crooked Teeth and How to Straighten It

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Difficulties with Crooked Teeth and How to Straighten It

Did you know? Having crooked, overlapping, or twisted teeth can tremendously impact your self-esteem. There are several rational reasons why you might have crooked teeth, and they’re not all down to luck! Orthodontic therapy is also a viable option for straightening crooked teeth. Cosmetic dentistry can help you straighten your teeth, but first, we need to understand what causes crooked teeth and how they affect us.

A Variety of Factors Can Cause Crooked Teeth

1. Children who suck their thumb for a long period are more likely to have crooked teeth.
2. In the same way that thumb-sucking affects teeth, so does tongue thrusting.
3. If the upper or lower jaws are smaller than normal, the teeth will be misaligned or have a malocclusion.
4. Children often inherit their parents’ crooked teeth. A family history of crooked teeth might lead to crooked permanent teeth even if the children follow proper oral hygiene practices.
5. Displaced teeth or misaligned bites can occur from a jaw injury sustained as a youngster.

As a Result of a Misaligned Set of Teeth

1. Gum disease

Keeping your teeth clean when crowded or misaligned is difficult by nature. Gum disease develops due to untreated tooth decay and a lack of proper dental care. Gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, occurs when the gums are swollen, inflamed, and itching. Gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, leading to tooth loss and bone loss if not treated.

2. Misaligned teeth

These are more prone to wear and strain than properly aligned teeth. However, the issue doesn’t end with normal wear and tear. TMJ disorder, also known as Temporomandibular Jaw disorder, is when patients experience excruciating pain or even lock the jaw bone when moving their jaw.

3. Crooked or Crowded Teeth

These make it harder to chew, contributing to digestive issues. Difficulty Chewing.

4. Speech Difficulties

The most typical result of crooked teeth is difficulty pronouncing a few words.
Self-esteem issues are common for people with crooked or misaligned teeth. After all, our smile reflects who we are on the inside.

Options for Straightening Misaligned Teeth

In orthodontics, brackets, bands, and wires are used to correct misaligned teeth. As long as they keep putting pressure on it, the jaw eventually adjusts itself, allowing it to move into the proper position.
Invisalign is clear braces that are virtually undetectable. Clear or translucent trays that are custom-made to fit over your teeth are part of the therapy. An orthodontist will make several molds to get your teeth to shift into the proper position.

The Benefits of Straightening Your Teeth

Straight teeth do enhance one’s overall appearance and promote one’s self-esteem. Not only, it enhances the physical look but also improves digestion as the chewing abilities get improved. Apart from these, we cannot forget that it improves speech difficulties. However, braces are a must if your teeth are severely misaligned because periodontitis, which is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, can develop. A bacterial infection in the bloodstream caused by an infected bone beneath the gum line might damage the heart’s valves. When planning to get your teeth straightened it’s better to take advice from an experienced dentist. Book a visit with us at Smile Craft Dental Studio. We will help you achieve your dream smile.


Dr. Nirali Patel

Dr. Nirali Patel is the founder and clinical Director at Smile Craft Dental Studio in Ahmedabad, India. Outside of her clinical responsibilities, she dedicates her time to sharing his dental knowledge with a broader audience. Her articles illuminate the importance of dental care, current dentistry advancements, and enhance understanding of holistic oral health.