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Why Do Teeth Sometimes Come In Crooked?


Posted on 6/20/2019 by Tessa Smith-Greisch
Why Do Teeth Sometimes Come In Crooked?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 Teeth

The 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.

Other Causes
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.
The doctors of Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants would like to inform you of the enhanced safety protocol developed for our office in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with recommendations from the CDC, OSHA, American Dental Association, and local government, we have enhanced our already stringent protocols for hygiene and safety.

•  All patients and staff wear masks
•  All patients and guests are screened with a COVID-19 questionnaire and temperature check prior to admission to our clinic lobby. Hand hygiene is performed before entry.
•  All personnel have twice daily temperature checks
•  To allow for social distancing, we have reduced the number of patients and guests in the office at one time and spaced the seating in our lobby appropriately
•  Allow more time for disinfecting between patient encounters
•  Increased disinfection of frequently touched surfaces including counter tops, handles, lobby seating, and bathroom surfaces
•  New, single use pens to avoid germ sharing between patients and personnel
•  Procedural personnel wear N95/KN95 masks and face shields
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