How do teeth get crooked?
Crooked and misaligned teeth is one of the most common issues in the dental cosmetic world. Little can be done to ensure that our teeth stay straight as we grow up and our baby teeth fall out. However, with modern technology and orthodontic treatment, we can shift our permanent teeth around.
But what could possibly be the cause of our dental health problems in terms of teeth alignment?
Growing up - As we grow older, our bones shift and move around and our jaw is no exception! When our baby teeth fall out and our adult teeth start to come into the fold, our jaw bone movement is at its peak. This means that when our new set comes through, you could suffer from misaligned or overcrowded teeth.
Bad habits - We all have bad habits, but did you know that some can have a negative effect on the alignment of your teeth? Habits such as thumbing sucks and tongue thrusting can, over time, determine the way our teeth grow? If you had any of these bad habits when you were younger, you may now be suffering from a misaligned dental arch.
Diet foods - Did you know that healthy foods and even tough foods like steak can actually strengthen your dental arch? Sugars can rot away at the tooth's root which will weaken the strength of your teeth and gums. Not only this, tough foods give your jaw some much needed exercise that will strengthen your teeth!