Ask Dr. Cserna: What causes crooked teeth?

March 27, 2013

There are several reasons why some people’s teeth grow in crooked, overlapping, or twisted. The most common is hereditary, while other causes include irregular shaped teeth or jaws, premature loss of baby teeth and habits such as thumbsucking or tongue thrusting. It is very important that you schedule an appointment at Annette Cserna, D.D.S., P.C. so that we can make an early diagnosis and treatment plan that will best suit your or your child’s needs.

The benefits of establishing a proper bite is not just cosmetic but establishing a proper bite can dramatically improve our patients’ dental and overall health.

Below are several consequences to crooked teeth:

– interfere with proper chewing

– make keeping teeth clean more of a challenge, increasing the risk of tooth decay, cavities, and gingivitis

– strain the teeth, jaws, and muscles, increasing the risk of breaking a tooth

Orthodontics is easier today than ever before, with treatment options at Annette Cserna, D.D.S., P.C. that fit your lifestyle and schedule. We look forward to helping you or your child achieve the bite and smile that will make a difference. Give us a call at our convenient Lincoln or York, NE office to book your initial consultation.

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