What Causes Crooked Teeth?

Last Updated: June 2, 2022By Tags: ,

All of us want to have straight teeth because it improves our appearance and makes smiling more natural. But what causes crooked teeth in the first place? Is there anything we can do to prevent crooked teeth or fix them once they’ve formed? We’ll answer all of these questions and more in this article on what causes crooked teeth, why you may have crooked teeth, and what you can do about them. We hope you find this information useful!


How To Fix Crooked Teeth?


It’s a scary thought: One day you notice that your two front teeth are, well…slightly crooked. This is a condition called an open bite, which means that there is more than 1⁄2 cm of space between your top and bottom incisors when you close your mouth. If left untreated, it can get worse over time and ultimately lead to jaw misalignment. (Psst! You might also want to check out our guide on how to fix uneven teeth.)


How Much Will It Cost To Fix A Crooked Tooth?


If you think your teeth are crooked and want to know how much it costs to fix a crooked tooth, talk with your dentist. They’ll be able to explain what can be done, and give you an idea of how much that will cost. There’s no one right answer though: It all depends on several factors including what kind of treatment is needed. Some dentists work by taking insurance; others require upfront payment only, and there are those who work somewhere in between.

It also depends on where you live—in some areas dental care is affordable for everyone, but in others it’s pricier because labor costs tend to be higher in certain regions. And if you’re interested in learning more about other procedures that might help straighten out your smile, ask about Invisalign® clear aligners. This is a popular option for adults as well as teens. This process allows you to get straight teeth without having metal braces or wires attached to them (and without anyone knowing). Talk with your dentist about whether Invisalign® could be right for you!

How Crooked Teeth Can Impact Your Health?


When teeth are crooked, they can be especially problematic for chewing, speaking and in some cases breathing. The severity of each problem varies based on how crooked a person’s teeth are, so a general dentist will most likely diagnose tooth misalignment by having a patient bite down into an impression device called an occlusal force gauge. This device has rows of small plastic squares and once someone bites down on it, it uses a pressure sensor to measure how much force is exerted while chewing. While two teeth being spaced apart by more than one-sixteenth of an inch might seem like very little space when compared to a person’s total number of molars and incisors, any amount of space that shows up between front teeth could cause chewing or speaking problems.


What Happens When You Ignore Crooked Teeth?


Sometimes we forget about our teeth as we grow older. We eat meals, chew gum, and breathe without thinking of our teeth because they’re just there in our mouth and part of who we are. But what happens when they aren’t there anymore? Maybe they’ve been chipped or fallen out. It’s time to start thinking about straightening your teeth if you have a crooked smile. To save your teeth, schedule an appointment with our office right away!