CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF CROOKED TEETH

CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF CROOKED TEETH

THE COMMON CAUSES OF CROOKED TEETH ARE AS FOLLOWS

  • CROOKED TEETH OR MALALIGNED TEETH ARE MOSTLY HEREDITARY.
  • THE OTHER CAUSES OF CROOKED TEETH COULD BE MALALIGNMENT OF THE UPPER AND LOWER JAWS
  • SMALL SIZE OF JAWS LEADING TO CROWDING OF THE TEETH
  • EARLY LOSS OF BABY TEETH
  • FAILURE TO REPLACE THE LOST PERMANENT TEETH
  • GUM DISEASE
  • PROLONGED USE OF PACIFIERS OR THUMB SUCKING IN CHILDREN
  • MISALIGNMENT OF THE JAWS AFTER FACIAL TRAUMA

THE EFFECTS OF SUCH MALALINGNED TEETH ARE:

  • INABILITY TO CLEAN TEETH PROPERLY LEADING TO CAVITIES ESPECIALLY BETWEEN TEETH
  • IMPROPER CHEWING OF FOOD
  • GUM PROBLEMS-GINGIVITIS AND PERIODONTITIS
  • FACIAL APPEARANCE IS NOT PLEASING
  • SPEECH PROBLEMS
  • AESTHETIC PROBLEMS IN SMILE
  • TEMPOROMANDIBULAR(TMJ) PROBLEMS- CLICKING SOUNDS, PAIN

MALALIGNED TEETH CAN BE CORRECTED WITH HELP OF BRACES, IN SOME INSTANCES JAW SURGERIES ARE REQUIRED TO CORRECT THE MALALIGNED JAW BONE STRUCTURE.

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