What Causes Crooked Teeth?
This may seem a bit obvious, but genetics largely relate to a child or teen’s dental health problems. Things like overbites, underbites and crowded teeth can be passed down each generation. That’s why visiting the dentist regularly can help you detect issues early on and plan a course of treatment.
Bad Oral Habits
Poor Oral Hygiene
Misaligned & Crooked Teeth Can Lead To Further Complications
How To Fix Crooked Teeth
Metal braces were actually first created in 1728! They’re typically suggested for patients with crooked teeth between the ages of 8 and 14 when their head and mouth are still growing and more prone to shifting into place. Each metal bracket is bonded to the front of each tooth and attached by a metal wire. How long you have to wear braces will depend on your treatment plan and the issues you have such as misaligned teeth, large gaps, overbites, underbites, etc., however, typically treatment lasts anywhere from 18-24 months.