Posted on 6/20/2019 by Tessa Smith-Greisch
|Everyone wants a perfect smile. They see the perfect smile as having bright, white and straight teeth. They do not want to see their teeth misaligned and they do not want any of their teeth to grow in crooked. They may realize that there are ways to fix teeth that are not perfect, but they also wonder what they did wrong to cause less than perfect teeth. They want to know what they can do to prevent teeth from coming in crooked.
When Genetics are the Cause of Crooked TeethThe most common reason that teeth come in crooked is genetics. The size and shape of the mouth play a role in how the teeth can fit when they begin to grow in. People born with a smaller mouth do not always have the space for their teeth to grow in easily.
The teeth are crowded together as they grow. This crowding can lead some of the teeth to grow crooked. Genetics can also impact the timing of the teeth growing in. If there is not enough space for adult teeth to grow because the baby teeth are in the way, it can affect their ability to grow straight.
It is impossible to control the genetics that cause teeth to grow crooked, but there are some other reasons that this can happen that are within the control of the individual. Certain bad habits can lead to a misalignment of the teeth, which can cause some of the teeth to grow in crooked. Thumb sucking or the use of a pacifier are two of the habits that can lead to this problem.
Other habits like breathing through the mouth, thrusting the tongue and reverse swallowing are possible causes for misalignment of the teeth, crowding of the teeth and crooked teeth. Trauma from an injury or illness can impact the way that teeth are able to grow.
There are different ways to treat and straighten out the crooked teeth. It is better to avoid the things you can to keep this from happening, but if it does happen, we can help fix it.
For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment.