What makes teeth crooked?

  • What makes teeth crooked?

    November 20, 2015

    Drs. Lisa and Dale Davis and our team hear this question a lot. Some of the common reasons for crooked teeth include:

    • Thumb sucking
    • Tongue thrusting or improper use of the tongue during speaking and swallowing
    • Premature loss of baby teeth, which causes teeth to drift and shift
    • Poor breathing airway caused by enlarged adenoids or tonsils

    There are also hereditary factors we get from our parents, like:

    • Extra teeth
    • Large teeth
    • Missing teeth
    • Wide spaces between teeth
    • Small jaws

    Drs. Lisa and Dale Davis and our team know that having crooked teeth isn’t just a cosmetic issue; it can lead to serious health problems as well. Crooked teeth can:

    • Interfere with proper chewing
    • Make keeping teeth clean more of a challenge, increasing the risk of tooth decay, cavities, and gingivitis
    • Strain the teeth, jaws, and muscles, increasing the risk of breaking a tooth

    There are several treatment options we offer at Davis & Davis Orthodontics that can help correct crooked teeth. Please give us a call at our convenient Midland, MI office to learn more or to schedule an initial consultation.

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