Crooked or Misaligned teeth relate to the position in which teeth have formed naturally and the incorrect relation between the upper and lower teeth/jaw when they come into contact. Crooked & misaligned teeth can be caused due to several factors such as:
- Thumb sucking/Lip biting
- Anterior tongue thrust
- Airway issues
At Bluebird Dental there are various orthodontic treatments used to straighten crooked and misaligned teeth or to correct jaw alignment. Two types of orthodontic appliances available to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted include removable orthodontics and fixed orthodontics. Treatments at Bluebird dental also include Children’s Orthodontics
– Braces ( Ceramic & Self-ligating)
– Rapid Smiles
Ignoring crooked or misaligned teeth can have various effects on an individual’s life ranging from confidence issues with appearance, health concerns and functional use.
Health concerns surrounding teeth that are crooked and crowded include difficulties in keeping the mouth clean compared to straight teeth which allow easy access for toothbrush bristles to clean affected areas. Crooked and crowded teeth, therefore, have an increased chance of tooth loss through decay and Gum Disease.
The functionality of misaligned teeth can further affect the positioning of the jaw and contribute to the development of TMD (temporomandibular dysfunction) which can affect the way an individual speaks and chews. Requirements to treat this problem involve both orthodontic and orthopaedic treatment.