You take a photograph and then quickly examine the picture to determine how you look, just in case you’d prefer to take another one. Upon viewing the photo, all you can see is crooked teeth, and you feel frustrated and embarrassed. You wonder why your teeth are so crooked: Crooked or misaligned teeth have several potential causes, but dental braces can help fix the issue regardless of the cause.
Crooked teeth is a type of malocclusion, or “bad bite.” A malocclusion can be the result of numerous factors such as losing baby teeth too early or having too small of a jaw to accommodate the teeth. The childhood habit of sucking fingers or thumbs after age 5 further can further boost one’s chances of developing crooked teeth. Misaligned teeth can be the result of genetics as well.
Dental braces are designed to straighten crooked teeth and thus improve your overall bite. Failure to correct misaligned teeth can have long-term consequences. For instance, the teeth will be harder to brush and floss, which can lead to cavities and gum disease. The teeth also have a higher risk of wearing away unevenly due to poor position. You additionally may struggle with self-confidence, which can affect both your social and professional life.
Our orthodontists will examine your teeth and create a customized treatment plan for you. In addition to a comprehensive exam, an evaluation typically includes x-rays as well as photographs and dental impressions.
Orthodontic treatment indeed is appropriate for both children and adults alike. Contact our skilled and dedicated team at Bunn Orthodontic Group today to find out how we can efficiently straighten your misaligned teeth and help improve both your health and your self-confidence.