What Are the Different Types of Crooked Teeth?

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Did you know that nine in every 10 people have misaligned teeth? Teeth misalignment is not something you should ignore. It’s a condition that requires orthodontic treatment, like braces in North Lauderdale.  

Genetics plays a significant role in the size and shape of your teeth, arch width, and bite patterns. In rare cases, genetic diseases such as Pierre Robin's Syndrome and Apert Syndrome can also influence the development of tissues and bones on the face. Here’s what you need to know about crooked teeth and why you should have them fixed.

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The Different Types of Crooked Teeth

  • Crowding – There isn’t enough space in your jaw to accommodate all your teeth. Crowding can predispose you to oral health problems such as tooth decay, cavities, and periodontal disease because the abnormal formation of your teeth makes them difficult to clean.  
  • Spacing – As the name suggests, spacing is when there’s a visible space between your teeth. Tooth gaps can be problematic because food debris can lodge in these areas causing cavities and gum disease.  
  • Crossbite – When your upper teeth hide behind your lower teeth when your mouth is at rest. A crossbite can affect your front teeth or your back teeth. If both upper and lower teeth don’t fit together, it will cause your jaw to move to one side, increasing your propensity to experience jaw pain.  
  • Underbite – People who have underbites have their lower jaw extended beyond their upper jaw. Unfortunately, this malocclusion can result in premature tooth wear and put your jaws under unnecessary stress, leading to pain.  
  • Open Bite – You have an open bite if your front and bottom teeth do not overlap when your back teeth are together. A posterior open bite is when your front teeth meet, but the teeth at the back don’t. Open bites can lead to tongue thrusting, swallowing problems, and speech issues.  
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Correct Teeth Misalignment with Braces in North Lauderdale!

To achieve good results, only an orthodontist is licensed to correct teeth misalignment regardless of type. At TLC Dental, we aim to provide you with affordable orthodontic treatments that will safely move your teeth until they reach their desired positions. Contact us today for an appointment.  

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