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Why Are Teeth Crooked?


Why Are Teeth Crooked?

What is malocclusion?

Malocclusion means having crooked teeth or a "poor bite."

Orthodontic treatment can correct the way teeth and jaws line up. Dentists use a variety of treatment tools and techniques (including braces) to move teeth into the right places.

What causes malocclusion?

A common cause of malocclusion is teeth that have too much or too little room in the jaw. If children have a small jaw, their teeth may grow into a space that is too small. As a result, teeth may grow or drift out of place.

Other causes of crooked teeth include thumb-sucking, pacifier use, and tooth loss.

What are the symptoms?

The most obvious sign is teeth that are crooked or stick out. Malocclusion can range from mild to severe. Most of the time, having crooked teeth is only a cosmetic problem, meaning people don't like the way their teeth look. But in severe cases, it can cause problems with eating, speaking, or having more problems with gum disease.

At Downtown Dental Care we believe that it should be easy to experience having straight teeth.  Fastbraces is a safe, effective and affordable way to be able to have straight teeth.  In usually 3-12 months (instead of 2-4 years), you can have the smile you always wanted.  Since it takes less time, it is also less money - and with a patient satisfaction commitment! Fastbraces is for children and adults.

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