What really makes your teeth crooked?

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-Dr David Frey


Web Desk: Crooked teeth are not entirely a genetic problem. There are many factors that contribute a lot for developing of crooked teeth. It signals about the improper facial growth. The jaws are underdeveloped and this has been linked to narrowed tongue space and airways.

Modern study and research has produced some other factors like, mouth breathing, tongue thrusting, reverse swallowing and thumb sucking.

Have a look at the real causes of crooked teeth.

Myofunction problems

Allergies, asthma and an open mouth posture developed your jaws incorrectly. Mostly people have one or more of these myofunctional problems, that may have been the cause of incorrect dental and facial development.

Pressing tongue

Repeatedly, pressing the tongue against the teeth increases the chance of getting improper teeth alignment.

Losing baby teeth early

Losing baby teeth early, is more likely to grow teeth in the wrong position.

Extra adult teeth

The result of more than 32 adult teeth, is crowed and crooked teeth.

Less adult teeth

Gaps in the jaw, due to have less teeth, cause other teeth to be pushed out of alignment.

Small jaw

If you have a small jaw, even normal-sized adult teeth may have difficulty growing into the proper alignment.

Source: Orthodonticslimited

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