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Crooked Teeth

Invisible Braces

Orthodontist located in Houston, TX

Crooked teeth can affect the appearance of your smile and make it difficult to keep your mouth clean. If you want to straighten your crooked teeth, the team of specialists at Invisible Braces can help. From their beautiful and modern office in the Houston Heights neighborhood of Houston, Texas, they provide state-of-the-art clear aligners to straighten your crooked teeth and improve your smile. Schedule a visit today by calling the Invisible Braces office or booking an appointment online.

Crooked Teeth Q & A

What causes crooked teeth?

There are many factors that cause crooked teeth, including:

Facial injury

A blow to your face can permanently alter the alignment of your smile and cause crooked teeth.

Jaw size

A small jaw leaves less room in your mouth, which can cause crooked or misaligned teeth. The human jaw has gotten smaller over our evolution, most likely due to the changes in our diet from uncooked meats and grains to soft, cooked, and processed foods. Because of this, more people have crowded, crooked, and misaligned teeth.

Bad habits

Certain habits, like tongue thrusting, thumb sucking, or bottle feeding for too long can cause teeth to settle crookedly in your mouth.

Genetics

The alignment of your teeth is frequently a hereditary trait. If one or both of your parents have crooked teeth, there’s a possibility that you might have crooked teeth, too.

What are the complications associated with crooked teeth?

Crooked teeth can negatively impact the aesthetics of your smile and make you self-conscious about your appearance, but they can also significantly affect your oral health, too. Some of the problems caused by crooked teeth include:

Excessive wear-and-tear

Because crooked teeth don’t fit together well, they’re prone to excessive wear-and-tear.

Chewing and digestion issues

It can be hard to properly chew your food when you have crooked teeth, which can lead to problems with digestion.

Poor oral hygiene

Because the spaces between crooked teeth are irregular, crooked teeth can be more difficult to keep clean. Because of this, people with crooked teeth are more likely to develop gum disease and tooth decay.

How do you treat crooked teeth?

If you decide to straighten your crooked teeth, Invisible Braces can help by setting you up with clear aligners from SureSmile®. Clear aligners are removable plastic appliances that fit snugly over your teeth and exert a small amount of pressure to gradually push them into alignment.

The team at Invisible Braces includes an orthodontist with over 30 years of experience. They’ll make sure your clear aligner treatment is comfortable, convenient, and effective. To learn more about how Invisible Braces can improve your smile by straightening your crooked teeth, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking online.