Crooked teeth

 

Is crooked teeth bothering you?

Crooked teeth can be the cause of a great deal of mental anguish, not to mention the fact that your likelihood to develop gum disease is increased when the condition is left untreated. At Cosmic Smile Dental, we have an increased range of therapeutic options available that can straighten and whiten your teeth to ensure you have every reason to smile at any opportunity!

What Causes Crooked Teeth?

Genetics, active gum disease, premature tooth loss, oral habits (thumb sucking, pacifier or bottle use), excessive grinding and developmental reasons are all common factors that cause crooked teeth. Even the loss of one tooth due to decay or gum disease can cause the rest of the teeth in the mouth to become misaligned and crooked. Early prevention of decay and replacement of missing teeth can help maintain tooth placement.

What Problems Can Crooked Teeth Cause?

Regardless of why we have crooked teeth, addressing the condition is important in order to prevent various dental and medical concerns such as:

    • Abnormal and premature tooth wear
    • TMJ Disorder, headaches, shoulder and neck pain
    • Increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease linked to crooked teeth
    • Increased ability to practice effective oral hygiene in hard to reach areas
    • Poor self esteem due to aesthetic concerns

How Do I Know if I Have Crooked Teeth?

Most people can tell if they have crooked teeth in the front of their mouth, but they typically are not sure about their back teeth. While the aesthetics are what cause most people to seek out an orthodontic consultation, Dr. Pang also recommends basing the treatment off of tooth function of all teeth in the mouth. Obvious symptoms of crooked teeth typically manifest themselves as:

    • Areas that harbour food after meals
    • Visibly misaligned teeth
    • Teeth that are leaning forward or backward
    • Tartar build-up around specific teeth.
    • Speech difficulties
    • Teeth that erupt out of place

What Is The Treatment For Crooked Teeth?

At orthodontic consultations with Dr. Pang, you will have x-rays and photographs taken as well as an impression of your teeth. This allows him to have a precisely detailed image and working model that can be used to generate your treatment plan and design your custom set of orthodontic appliances that may be needed.

Cosmic Smile Dental only uses invisible, clear dental braces like Invisalign and Tru-Line to help our patients correct the position of their teeth. These braces are easy to care for, comfortable to wear, and have no dietary restrictions! Your friends won’t even notice that you’re wearing them.

Book an appointment today

Most of Cosmic Smile Dental patients report having almost completely straight teeth within 6 months of beginning their treatment. Don’t be a slave to your crooked teeth, book a consultation with Cosmic Smile Dental today!