11 doctors weighed in:
Why do some people's teeth grow in crooked?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Shawn Murray
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Crooked teeth
Basically it comes down to genetic factors, environmental factors and developmental factors.
Just like some people are more inclined to have heart disease and others cancer and others diabetes, etc.

In brief: Crooked teeth
Basically it comes down to genetic factors, environmental factors and developmental factors.
Just like some people are more inclined to have heart disease and others cancer and others diabetes, etc.
Dr. Shawn Murray
Dr. Shawn Murray
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Dr. Gregory Johnson
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Crooked teeth
The most likely reason for teeth growing in crooked is insufficient space in the arch to accommodate the larger erupting permanent teeth.
Most permanent teeth are double the size of the preceding baby teeth..Dental bite problems can also cause crowding of the teeth.

In brief: Crooked teeth
The most likely reason for teeth growing in crooked is insufficient space in the arch to accommodate the larger erupting permanent teeth.
Most permanent teeth are double the size of the preceding baby teeth..Dental bite problems can also cause crowding of the teeth.
Dr. Gregory Johnson
Dr. Gregory Johnson
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Multi-factoral
Heredity and environment are the primary determinants.
Perhaps a combination of both. See an orthodontist now to determine why. The orthodontist can then suggest individualized treatment options based on a complete evaluation. There are so many wonderful choices available.

In brief: Multi-factoral
Heredity and environment are the primary determinants.
Perhaps a combination of both. See an orthodontist now to determine why. The orthodontist can then suggest individualized treatment options based on a complete evaluation. There are so many wonderful choices available.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Many factors
Genetics and environmental issues are at play and contribute to many malocclusions that feature dental crowding.
It's not as simple as one parent with small jaws and the other with big teeth. The origins are multi-factorial and polygenetic. In other words, there is not one simple, single cause.

In brief: Many factors
Genetics and environmental issues are at play and contribute to many malocclusions that feature dental crowding.
It's not as simple as one parent with small jaws and the other with big teeth. The origins are multi-factorial and polygenetic. In other words, there is not one simple, single cause.
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
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Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Genes, Environment
The alignment of teeth and is usually an inherited genetic trait that correlates with the size of the upper and lower jaws.
Early loss of baby teeth due to decay or trauma can also cause crowding of the permanent teeth. Teeth that do not align properly are not only a cosmetic issue; crowded teeth can cause uneven wear and oral health may be compromised secondary to gum disease and tooth decay.

In brief: Genes, Environment
The alignment of teeth and is usually an inherited genetic trait that correlates with the size of the upper and lower jaws.
Early loss of baby teeth due to decay or trauma can also cause crowding of the permanent teeth. Teeth that do not align properly are not only a cosmetic issue; crowded teeth can cause uneven wear and oral health may be compromised secondary to gum disease and tooth decay.
Dr. Willa Terry
Dr. Willa Terry
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In brief: Crowding
Crooked teeth often occur in mouths that are too small for the teeth that are erupting.
See your dentist or orthodontist-it is not always necessary to wait until all of the permanent teeth are in before starting to manage the crowding. (ex-spacers can stimulate jaw growth, providing adequate space for yet unerupted permanent teeth. ).

In brief: Crowding
Crooked teeth often occur in mouths that are too small for the teeth that are erupting.
See your dentist or orthodontist-it is not always necessary to wait until all of the permanent teeth are in before starting to manage the crowding. (ex-spacers can stimulate jaw growth, providing adequate space for yet unerupted permanent teeth. ).
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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