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What causes crooked teeth?

What causes crooked teeth?

Braces: Crooked teeth are due to genetic and enviromental problems. Maybe your parents had them or you sucked your thumb. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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How do crooked teeth come about?

How do crooked teeth come about?

Genetics: Mostly generics, partially environment. Has mostly to do with evolutionary changes. Ask an Orthodontic Specialist to examine you to tell you what's wrong, how it got that way, and how to go about fixing it. ...Read more

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How many people get crooked teeth?

How many people get crooked teeth?

LOTS: I do not know exactly but lots and lots....If there weren't many then orthodontists wouldn't be so busy! ...Read more

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How can I smile if I have crooked teeth?

How can I smile if I have crooked teeth?

You can smile...: ...Even with malpositioned teeth, but you may not be happy with the way you look. Give a local dentist a call to discuss some cosmetic dentistry options that may boost your confidence and change your appearance for the better. ...Read more

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Extremely crooked teeth professional advice?

Extremely crooked teeth professional advice?

See orthodontist: Time for a consultation with a licensed orthodontic specialist to determine the best course of treatment for your specific situation. ...Read more

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Are crooked teeth bad for you if left unfixed?

Are crooked teeth bad for you if left unfixed?

Depends:: While no one dies from crooked teeth, esthetics plays a big role in society today. Putting looks aside, braces can improve your oral health, make it easier to maintain your teeth and even help prevent head aches and premature wear of your teeth. The quick answer is, fixing crooked teeth will improve your overall health most of the time. ...Read more

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What options do I have to fix my crooked teeth?

Crooked teeth: Your options depend on the health of your teeth and gums, how crooked your teeth are, and what outcome you are looking for.
Your two main options are orthodontic treatment (braces), or restorative treatment (crowns and/or veneers).
The best way to explore treatment options is to have an examination and discuss them with your dentist. ...Read more

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What is a good way to straighten my crooked teeth?

Orthodontics: Please consult with a local orthodontist who can examine you, determine the extent of your malocclusion, and advise you of the various modalities that can be used to treat your specific condition. No two mouths are exactly the same. ...Read more

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What is a good way to straighten my crooked teeth?

See an Orthodontist: Many orthodontists offer an initial complimentary consultation. This allows you to find out what type of treatment for your individual situation is recommended and get all your questions answered. Best of luck! . ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: crooked teeth?

What is the definition or description of: crooked teeth?

Messed-up: Actually, crooked teeth are typically crowded together, have lost their normal contact points between teeth, shifted across each other, and rotated. Crooked teeth may be part of a malocclusion (literally, a bad bite). Orthodontics deals with the resolution of crooked or crowded teeth as one aspect of treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can smile if I have crooked teeth?

Can you tell me how I can smile if I have crooked teeth?

Straighten them: These days, crooked or crowded teeth can be easily corrected. A great way for adults to straighten their teeth without wearing unsightly metal braces is invisalign. You would need to find a dentist certified to do invisalign and have a consultaion to see if you are a good candidate for this easy treatment. Other possible choices are changing the crookedness of the teeth with porcelain veneers. ...Read more

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What's the evolutionary purpose for people to have crooked teeth?

What's the evolutionary purpose for people to have crooked teeth?

None: Jaws have reduced in size as humans have evolved but teeth have not changed much in their morphology. There is no purpose to this, it is just an effect of same size peg, but just a smaller hole. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the best way to straighten my crooked teeth?

Please help! What is the best way to straighten my crooked teeth?

Orthodontics: Orthodontics is by far the best way to straighten malpositioned teeth. A consultation with an orthodontist on staten island can give you some idea as to the scope and cost of the treatment you might need. ...Read more

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Why do some people have crooked teeth and others teeth alignment problems?

Why do some people have crooked teeth and others teeth alignment problems?

Blame parents: Like hair color, height, l or r handed ness, tooth alignment, jaw relationships, crowding, spacing, and smo many other things are guided by genetics and affected by environment. See a qualified orthodontic specialist to discuss your concerns and your personalized solution choices. ...Read more

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How do I fix crooked teeth without gaps?

How do I fix crooked teeth without gaps?

Severity: If teeth are mildly crooked, restorative dentistry (reshaping, crowns, veneers, bonding, etc.) may be the answer. If teeth are mildly to severely crowded, straightening may be the best option. Talk to both your General Dentist and an Orthodontic Specialist, then you can decide what's best for you based on individualized professional advice. ...Read more

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Are some people born with crooked teeth?

Are some people born with crooked teeth?

Born??: Most people are toothless at birth. They are often born with a genetic predisposition to irregular placement, or crowding based on the size of the jaw. The early teeth don't always have the same pattern as the adult teeth. ...Read more

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Can you get surgery to fix your crooked teeth?

Can you get surgery to fix your crooked teeth?

Not by itself: If teeth are crooked you need braces. If jaws are crooked (misshapen, maligned, of different sizes), you may also need surgery. Seek consultation with a qualified orthodontic specialist who will also refer you to an oral surgeon for consultation if warranted. Learn all you can before making a decision. And don't drink the kool aid...If it sounds too good to be true it probably is. ...Read more

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How to deal with headaches due to crooked teeth?

How to deal with headaches due to crooked teeth?

Diagnose, then treat: Headaches may be from multiple sources, so make sure you have no medical conditions that need to be addressed. Then see a dentist who is trained in occlusal (=bite) analysis--you may be advised to have a ct scan of tmj, airway, etc. To get a full preliminary diagnosis. Simply aligning teeth straight seldom eliminate the pain. Through careful diagnostic process, you will find the best solution. ...Read more

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What is the best way to fix an overbite and crooked teeth?

What is the best way to fix an overbite and crooked teeth?

Orthodontics: Orthodontics is the dental specialty dedicated to fixing crooked teeth and bates. Seek out a consultation form an orthodontist to see what your options are. ...Read more

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How long will it take retainer to straighten crooked teeth?

How long will it take retainer to straighten crooked teeth?

Depends: Your result with an active retainer is dependent upon how crooked the tooth is, how much space is available to align it an d how much you wear the retainer. Full time is recommended. ...Read more

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Does it mean your palate is abnormal if you have crooked teeth?

Does it mean your palate is abnormal if you have crooked teeth?

Crooked teeth: No, not necessarily. There are plenty of people with normal palates yet they have crooked teeth. The palate can be a factor but it's not the only one. Consult with an orthodontist to discuss more. ...Read more

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Could you explain why do I keep pushing and touching my crooked teeth with my tongue?

Could you explain why do I keep pushing and touching my crooked teeth with my tongue?

Feels strange: And the tongue is the most tactile organ in your body, so it naturally migrates to any break in arch integrity. Why don't thou ask an Orthodontic Specialist to take a look and give you advice. If teeth are crooked, if they don't look right, they don't fit right, they don't work right. Follow your tongue's "advice, " have your malocclusion evaluated. You'll be glad you did. ...Read more

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Needing expert help. I have crooked teeth, I am looking so bad, even I cannot take my photo, what I can do, ?

Needing expert help. I have crooked teeth, I am looking so bad, even I cannot take my photo, what I can do, ?

Go for a: Dental consult with a general dentist (or prosthodontist) and an orthodontist. Together, they can formulate a treatment plan to improve your smile. ...Read more

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Is having crooked teeth associated with future health complications? Please confirm with research study papers. Http://bit. Ly/icfbgp

Is having crooked teeth associated with future health complications? Please confirm with research study papers. Http://bit. Ly/icfbgp

Logic: Here's a slightly different approach to your knowledge quest. This is what a major Insurance company thinks about Orthodontic care. Https://www. Humana. Com/learning-center/health-and-wellbeing/healthy-living/dental-braces
Logically, if you put teeth and jaws where they belong, they function better, wear out less, are easier to clean, less expensive to restore, and, by the way, look better. ...Read more

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Can tooth contouring fix crooked teeth? If I have some teeth that are just very slightly crooked, can I fix them with tooth contouring rather than something else? .

Tooth contouring: Tooth contouring is a cosmetic procedure to give the appearance of straighter teeth. Success depends on how crooked your teeth are and what outcome you are seeking. Since it involves removing enamel, it is not reversible. Your dentist can trim models of your teeth to show you what the teeth will look like after they are contoured. ...Read more

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Can braces fix crooked teeth?

Can braces fix crooked teeth?

Yes: See the Orthodontist - the specialist in braces. After a complete examination you can review your options. Sometimes the jaws are not in alignment to permit the best corrective positioning of your teeth. In these situations the Oral Surgeon can help by repositioning them. Together the 2 specialists can get the best result. Most often, however, the braces are all you need to get a fantastic result ...Read more

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Will wearing a night guard fix crooked teeth?

Will wearing a night guard fix crooked teeth?

Not night guard: If you want to use the aligner way for orthodontics, many many successful patients have used invisalign. Otherwise, try standard orthodontics, brackets, bands, etc. ...Read more

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What problems can braces fix, aside from crooked teeth?

What problems can braces fix, aside from crooked teeth?

Orthodontic Care: Whether braces, clear Aligners, removable appliances, or other treatment modalities, treatment can straighten teeth, change jaw configuration in children, improve occlusion, improve stability, facilitate oral hygiene, improve self image, etc. See a qualified Orthodontic Specialist for (usually free) initial examination and discussion of your malocclusion and treatment options. ...Read more

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Can crooked teeth cause one's lips to not be symmetrical?

Absolutely: Our facial features are determined by the development of the bones, teeth, lips, tongue, and all structures of the head and neck. Any deformities or malposition of these structures can affect the shape of the surrounding structures. Visit your dentist for a referral to an orthodontist ...Read more

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How much effectibe are braces in correcting ugly crooked teeth?

Very predictable: Generally the worse your problems are with your teeth the more predictable you will see significant improvement. Crooked teeth look ugly, even though you may actually have beautiful the only look ugly because they are crooked.

You will be amazed how much a trained Orthodontist can improve the appearance of your ugly, crooked teeth. ...Read more

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Crooked Teeth (Definition)

Actually, crooked teeth are typically crowded together, have lost their normal contact points between teeth, shifted across each other, and rotated. Crooked teeth may be part of a malocclusion (literally, a bad bite). Orthodontics deals with the resolution of crooked or crowded teeth as ...Read more