One of your best features is your smile. A happy, healthy and dazzling smile easily turns heads and makes a good impression. Not all of us, however, are gifted with a straight set of pearly whites. Some patients complain of misaligned teeth despite having healthy dental habits. Dr. Randolph Lais shares the possible culprit behind this unsightly problem:
Some families may have genetic inclination to crooked teeth. They may have healthy oral development, but for some reason, their teeth still grow crooked. You inherit your teeth like you inherit other features like nose and eyes. If crooked teeth runs in your family, consult with our practice right away. It’s best to start intervention early to prevent other discomforting oral problems from developing later on.
Poor Oral Habits
Your teeth may grow straight, but habits like thumb sucking, pushing the teeth with the tongue, or chewing on objects may contribute to crooked teeth. Children usually have this problem. They do these to manage or cope with stress. Persistence of these habits may cause problems with oral development. Provide something for your child to reduce stress in a non-damaging way. For instance, suggest squeezing a stress ball during stressful times.
Injuries to the Mouth
Contact sports like basketball, football, and rugby are definitely rough. Being hit on the mouth is inevitable and at times, mouth guards are not enough. Some injuries may cause teeth to grow in awkward positions.
Wearing dental braces is the most common solution to straightening crooked teeth. But if you’re looking for a more comfortable and less visible orthodontic treatment, we suggest Invisalign. These clear aligners apply the right pressure to put your teeth in the right place.
Our practice offers Invisalign as a functional and aesthetic solution for your problem. Visit us if you want to know more about this corrective treatment. Call us at 479.845.1225 to set an appointment.