A captivating smile has the power to light up a room, but what if your teeth have a mind of their own? Crooked teeth, often a puzzle of genetics, habits, and unexpected influences, can leave us wondering: What causes this dental dance? if you are considering dental care to straighten your teeth, be sure to read this blog post!
What Causes Crooked Teeth?
Misaligned teeth can have a variety of causes, including:
Crooked teeth can be genetic. Crowding, jaw size, jaw shape, having too many teeth (hyperdontia), overbites, underbites, and poor tooth or palate development are some of the conditions that can be passed down in your family.
Poor Oral Hygiene
If you don’t practice good oral hygiene, you could get gingivitis (the early stages of gum disease). Left untreated, gingivitis can develop into periodontitis. This more severe form of gum disease can cause your teeth to loosen, shift, or even fall out.
Early baby tooth loss
If you lost a baby tooth early when you were a child, it could have allowed other teeth to shift into the area of loss, crowding the area where a permanent tooth would eventually come in.
If you were in the habit of sucking on your thumb (or toys, etc.) when you were a child, that could be a reason you have crooked teeth.
When you swallow, your tongue should press against the roof of your mouth behind your front teeth. Pressing your tongue against your teeth is referred to as tongue thrusting. This habit, over time, can result in crooked teeth.
Getting enough nutrients in your diet is important for the health and development of your body’s muscles, bones, and tissue. If your body doesn’t get what it needs, it could result in crooked teeth, amongst other potential health issues.
Mouth breathing in children may have an impact on tooth alignment.
Injuries from sports and other accidents could cause your teeth to be misaligned.
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