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Crooked Teeth

Crooked Teeth 

Twisted or crooked teeth often cause people to be embarrassed about their smile, affecting their social confidence. In some circumstances, the jaws are simply too underdeveloped and are unable to host all the teeth, resulting in poor alignments. In other cases, gum diseases such as periodontitis cause teeth to drift in unwanted directions, causing them to appear long, gappy or twisted. Sometimes extra teeth such as Supernumerary teeth and retained baby teeth also results in dental crowding.

While largely seen as a cosmetic problem, crooked teeth, in fact, can have a significantly negative impact on the overall state of your oral health. It can potentially create a number of dental problems:

- It can inhibit proper chewing
- Cleaning teeth may become a greater challenge
- Crowding can increase your risk of cavities, gum disease and tooth decay
- It can interfere with the proper growth and development of your jaw bones
- It can contribute to airway obstructions and underdeveloped sinuses –
- contributing to allergies and sinus problems
- It can affect your facial appearance and speech
- It can lead to premature tooth wear
For young growing children, short-term wear of a removable orthodontic plate can be used to develop and expand the jaws and correct crooked teeth. However, others may need further treatment to correct crooked teeth. In most cases, braces or Invisalign will be necessary. Sometimes dental extractions are necessary to create spaces for teeth alignment. In some extreme circumstances, orthognathic surgery may be necessary to improve facial profile in adults. If the misalignments are minor in nature and only affect the front teeth, veneers may be considered as an alternative to orthodontics.
Firstly, our dentist can assist you in determining if treatment is indeed necessary for crooked teeth. We will thoroughly check all parameters relating to dental malalignment, determining the likely causes and address relevant issues such as gum diseases so the best treatment program can be carried out to give you the perfect smile you deserve.

Treatments we provide for crooked teeth include:
- Early Intervention Orthodontics (such as Myobrace)
- Invisalign Treatment for Adults & Children
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