Crooked teeth and misaligned bites can interfere with proper chewing. They can make keeping teeth clean more of a challenge, increasing the risk of tooth decay, plaque, and gum problems.
Crooked teeth can strain the teeth, jaws, and muscles, increasing the risk of breaking a tooth. Some of us may feel self-conscious about our appearance and it may affect our self-esteem.
Our dentists at Golden Square Dental can solve these problems for you in-house. To solve these issues we use removable and fixed appliances ranging from aligners and Invisalign, to fixed orthodontic braces.
Causes of Crooked Teeth
During childhood, teeth can become crooked as baby teeth fall out and are replaced by adult teeth. The adult teeth are usually crooked from the outset because they develop one by one and are affected by the neighbouring teeth in the mouth.
Another cause is tooth loss, which is often connected to tooth decay. Missing one tooth causes the adjacent to shift and fill in the gaps. In most cases, shifting of the teeth results in crooked teeth.
Crooked teeth may also be caused by other medical problems such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder or cleft palate.
How To Straighten Crooked Teeth
When it comes to bite and tooth alignment problems, orthodontics is the ideal treatment to address and fix your teeth. There are various orthodontic options available nowadays, which are designed to suit the needs of young and adult patients.
Your dentist will determine if you’re a good candidate for an orthodontic retainer. Such a retainer is used to close caps and maintain the results of your orthodontic treatment.
This is the most common treatment for orthodontic problems. Modern braces are designed to provide comfortable and less visible treatment, making them a more ideal option for almost anyone.
If you are looking for a removable and discreet alternative to fixed orthodontic braces, the Invisalign system may be for you. Invisalign consists of a series of customised aligners. The aligners can be easily removed as needed such as when cleaning your teeth or eating your favourite foods.
No More Crooked Smile with Your Golden Square Dentist
If you have crooked teeth, Golden Square Dental offers you several options. With our modern and state of the art orthodontic treatments, we don’t just fix crooked teeth but also any other problems associated with malocclusions and jaw problems.
Call us at (03) 5443 0063 or book your appointment online today!