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Why Do We Have Crooked Teeth?

As you’ll notice, most people around you have perfectly aligned teeth. Straight teeth have become a priority for many people since a smile is the focal point of our faces. This phenomenon stems from the strides the dental practice has made over the last four decades. While dentists can fix crooked teeth, they are unable to stop warped smiles from occurring in the first place. Why is this? Because crooked teeth naturally occur from a wide variety of factors.

Genes

Do your parents have crooked teeth? If so, your teeth coming in at different angles could be associated with your genetics. Think of your teeth as you would your other facial features! You “inherit” your looks from your parents just like you inherit your teeth from your parents. In this case, there’s not much you can do to prevent crooked teeth, but the good news is that we can straighten them out at Speaks Orthodontics once the adult teeth have grown in!

Trauma

When we suffer accidents in our youths, our bone structures may grow imperfectly. This fact holds true in regards to teeth and smiles. If your jaw becomes misaligned from trauma, your teeth can grow improperly, if they raise at all, and your bite will be off-center. If you are a parent, make sure your child is wearing a mouthguard during sports to try and prevent oral complications that arise from accidents.

Bad Habits

Consistent thumb sucking, certain sippy cups, and even poorly made pacifiers can affect the way the teeth grow. Children’s mouths are softer than adults during the development process, which means repetitive habits will misaligned teeth as they mature. Try to break these habits at a young age to prevent future problems.

If you have crooked teeth, fear not! We can fix them at Speaks Orthodontics.Contact us today for a consultation to take your first step towards a perfect smile.