Crooked teeth are fairly common and are usually an inherited condition. However, other factors can also cause crooked teeth including a small mouth, gingivitis, poorly fitted restorations, losing baby teeth early, using a bottle or dummy for a long period of time and thumb-sucking. Crooked teeth are teeth that do not grow in the normal way and tend to be wonky and overlap other teeth, causing problems related to the bite (this is the relationship between the top and bottom teeth).
Crooked teeth primarily affect the aesthetics of a smile but they can also cause problems related to the function of the teeth, such as disruption to the alignment of the lower and upper sets of teeth (known as the bite), which can affect speech and the ability to chew food. Crooked teeth can also make it more difficult to clean your teeth, which can increase the risk of oral health problems.
This website sets out to help you learn more about crooked teeth, including the causes and types, as well as details on the various treatments available to remedy this affliction. Our sole purpose is to inform and educate, so that you know what steps to take should you have any problems with crooked teeth.
There are different types of crooked teeth, including goofy teeth, buck teeth, twisted teeth and problems affecting the bite, such as crossbites and overbites.
Crooked teeth can cause oral health problems and affect self-esteem but there are many different treatment options available. These include a range of orthodontic treatments, such as Invisalign, the Inman aligner, fixed metal braces, Six Month Smiles braces, Damon braces, Clearstep, Simpli5 braces and Lingual braces, as well as tooth contouring and veneers. The cost of treatment varies according to which dentist and treatment you choose. Some treatments are much more expensive than others and treatment costs can run into the thousands if you opt for veneers or expensive orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign.