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Crooked Teeth are Hard to Clean
With more nooks and crannies to hide in, plaque bacteria can collect around the tooth and gum tissue, resulting in periodontitis (gum disease). Early warning signs include red irritated gums and bleeding when brushing or flossing.
Straight teeth are more resistant to injury than misaligned teeth. Misaligned teeth are often more exposed to stresses, and protruding teeth may be more susceptible to chips and uneven wear as a result.
Often called ‘buck’ teeth, they present with front teeth that protrude outward.
Our teeth need enough room to erupt properly – too much crowding can prevent teeth from erupting (called an impaction). Large spacing between teeth means that the tooth has less support – leaving it more prone to damage, injury, and wear.
The midline is the vertical meeting point between the upper front and lower front teeth, respectively. Midlines that do not align vertically are referred to as being misplaced.
Occurs when upper front teeth overlap the lower front teeth more than they should. In some cases, an overbite can result in the bottom front teeth cutting into the roof of the mouth.
Refers to fully erupted teeth that meet only in the back of the mouth, resulting in spacing between upper and lower front teeth even with the jaw fully closed.
An underbite occurs when the lower front teeth are further forward than the top front teeth when the jaw is closed.
Occurs when upper and lower teeth fit into the wrong side of one another. This can occur, for example, when the upper and lower dental arches are of different size.
Misalignment results in wear of one side more than the other.
This occurs when teeth erupt in each other’s place.
Teeth that turn in place, lean in the wrong direction, or both.
A painful condition that affects the proper function of the upper and lower jaw. Headaches, painful chewing, and lockjaw result from TMJ.