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What are crowded teeth?
Crowded teeth (also known as malocclusion or crooked teeth) are teeth that are irregularly positioned, or teeth that are not aligned.
What causes crowded teeth?
This condition is usually inherited but there are some conditions or habits that may change the shape and structure of the jaw such as prolonged use of bottle feeding and thumb sucking in early childhood, losing baby teeth or permanent teeth too early, and mouth breathing.
What are the problems crowded teeth cause?
Think appearance is the only thing affected by crowded teeth? Think again. Crowded teeth can adversely affect your health in ways that might surprise you – stretching beyond your mouth to the rest of your body and even your mind. Let’s explore the issues to understand why we should not ignore crowded teeth.
1. Low self-esteem
Having a crooked smile can really damage a person’s confidence. It can cause them to hide their smiles and feel uncomfortable speaking in public or meeting new people. This will have an impact on their ability to socialise and networking.
2. Career choice
Whether we like it or not, we are frequently judged by our appearance, and this is even more so in certain industries. People with crowded teeth (or metal braces on) will find it almost impossible to land a job as a flight attendant, model, front desk receptionist or TV host.
3. Oral health
It’s hard to brush and floss thoroughly when you have crowded teeth. The challenge in maintaining oral hygiene makes it easier for plaque, tartar and harmful bacteria to build up – and over time, cause tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath.
4. Risk of tooth wear and injuries
Crowded teeth often cause some of the bottom teeth to rub against your upper teeth. Over time, this can lead to undue wear of tooth enamel. Meanwhile, protruding upper teeth are more likely to chip or crack in the event of an accident.
5. Other health issue
Not many people know this, but oral infections may lead to more serious ailments, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and pneumonia. A misaligned bite won’t be able to perform vital functions and lead to other issues. It can cause stress headaches, neck and jaw pain, as well as increased clenching.
So now you know the problems caused by crowded teeth. The good news is, it’s possible to improve the alignment of your teeth with become invisible braces! If you want to get your teeth straightened without having bulky brackets in your mouth, we have the solution at an affordable price. To determine if you are a good fit for become orthodontic treatment, answer this 5-question assessment.