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Crooked Teeth Blackburn

There are many reasons to fix crooked teeth and they aren’t all aesthetic. While having crooked or crowded teeth may dent your confidence and the appearance of your smile, they can also cause a range of dental issues that can become serious problems down the line. This can range from smaller issues like not being able to chew correctly to jaw alignment problems, cracked or broken teeth, cavities, gum disease and more. It is vital to have a proper dental examination to determine the causes and severity of your condition so the proper re-aligned treatment can be recommended and your oral health can be protected. Whether you have crooked front teeth or bottom teeth, the professional team at Focus Dental can fix your crooked teeth at our Blackburn clinic.

What Are The Causes of Crooked Teeth?

In some cases crooked, crowded or misaligned teeth may come in that way when you are a baby, on other occasions, they will move into these incorrect positions later in life. This often happens when you are young because teeth try to cut through into a gum space that is too small to accommodate them.
Child pacifier items and behaviours like dummies and thumb sucking can also push teeth out of position after a prolonged period. While misaligned baby teeth do not always mean that permanent teeth will be crooked, it can mean these permanent teeth do grow out slanted rather than straight. This is more likely to happen if a baby tooth (or teeth) are knocked out prematurely from a fall or other trauma.
There are other causes for crooked teeth as well, some that occur when you are a baby and others that can happen when you are an adult. They include:
  • Poor oral hygiene: Failure to regularly brush and floss to take care of your oral health will impact your gums. This can lead to gum disease and in extreme cases, periodontitis. When your gums are impacted, the teeth can shift in your mouth and become misaligned. This is extremely serious as these permanent teeth can develop cavities or fall out completely. Ongoing oral hygiene is vital, including regular trips to the dentist.
  • Genetics: Not everyone is born with a full set of perfect teeth, in fact, conditions like crowded or crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, jaw development and other issues are reasonably common.
  • Nutrition: Eating healthy including lots of fruit and vegetables and minimising your sugar intake is essential for oral health. Malnutrition can lead to a range of health concerns including oral issues with your teeth and gums.
  • Trauma: Teeth can be knocked out of shape from falls, sporting incidents, accidents, fights and more. If you lose a tooth and it is not replaced with a denture or implant, this can impact the shape of your face and jawline with teeth moving into the gap in crooked positions.

Crowded or Crooked Teeth Can Cause Serious Health Problems

Certain teeth, muscles and jaw joints can be put under more strain when you have improper alignment (malocclusion). Additionally, if they pose difficulty with cleaning and proper oral health, they might cause cavities, gum disease, or even more misalignment. If left untreated, crooked teeth can lead to a range of other issues including trouble chewing, speech difficulties and excessive wear on your teeth that will damage them over time. In addition, crooked teeth can negatively affect your self-esteem, as well as your sense of self-worth. Research shows that tooth alignment, dental health, and gum health are important not only for the well-being of your teeth but can also have an impact on your overall health and your sense of wellbeing.





How To Fix Crooked Teeth

The good news is that crooked teeth can be treated in several ways, including traditional metal and ceramic braces, aligners, and teeth straightening surgery. Focus Dental also offers Invisalign retainers to discreetly move your teeth back into shape if you are looking for a less bulky and intrusive treatment method. With Invisalign, you wear a series of clear plastic aligners that use a mould of your teeth to gradually straighten your teeth. Custom-made aligners are a convenient and comfortable alternative to conventional braces because they are clear, removable, and custom-fit.

Crooked Teeth Treatment in Blackburn

The longer you wait to have an examination and treatment for your crooked or crowded teeth, the worse your oral health will be. You don’t need to be self-conscious, the professional team at Focus Dental can assist with the highest quality orthodontics at affordable rates. In addition, we provide tooth whiteningkid dentistryimplant dentistryemergency dentistry, and other dental services. For more information, give the team at Focus Dental Group at Blackburn on (03) 8838 8600 or visit our clinic to begin your journey toward a healthy and confident smile.