Crooked Teeth

There is no one reason as to why a person’s teeth may grow in crooked, twisted or overlapping.  The fact is these are often inherited traits just like you’re the color of your hair. Some people are born with mouths that are too small for their teeth, which cause them to shift. Other peoples have an overbite or an underbite, which is the result of upper and lower jaws that are not the same size or are deformed.

Other than hereditary genes, crooked teeth can also happen as a result of early loss of baby or adult teeth, inaccurate fittings of fillings or crowns, gum disease, misalignment of the jaw, thumb sucking or the prolonged use of a pacifier or bottle.

Problems

Crooked teeth, can cause a host of problems like:

  • Interruption of proper chewing
  • Making teeth cleaning more painstaking process
  • Increase chances of tooth decay and gum disease
  • Straining the teeth and jaws
  • Self-consciousness about smile and physical appearance

Diagnosis

A routine examination of your mouth teeth and jaws can determine if your teeth are crooked. Your dentist will ordinarily refer you to an orthondontist if they find any of the following signs:

  • Misalignment of your teeth
  • Speech impediments
  • Problems chewing or biting
  • Irregular facial appearance

Treatment

After being diagnosed, your orthodontist will recommend the best treatment option for you.  This could include any of the following:

  • Braces
  • Invisalign
  • Accelerated Orthodontics
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Tooth Contouring and Reshaping
McIntosh Orthodontics takes a conservative approach and assures that we only do what's best for you as our patient. Our team and dedication to on-going education is our commitment to you and your family. Call Us Today for a Free Consultation at (407) 644-8786