7 Reasons Crooked Teeth Are Troublesome

A lot of people have crooked teeth for various reasons. Not only can crooked teeth lead to low self-esteem, but they can also lead to a complete loss of confidence. However, even if the crooked teeth don’t necessarily take a toll on your mental health, they can still cause issues. The fact is, crooked teeth can cause a lot of different oral and health problems.

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Some Issues Caused By Crooked Teeth

1. Gum Disease

If teeth are straight, they are much easier to maintain and manage. Straight teeth are healthier because they can be much easier to brush and floss. When you have teeth overlapping, it can result in teeth that are increasingly difficult to keep clean. After all, it gets hard to floss in between overlapping teeth. The side effect of this is dangerous plaque building up in areas that are hard to reach. This can lead to a range of different oral health problems, including the development of tooth decay, cavities, and even gum disease. When not treated properly, gum disease can worsen and turn into periodontitis which is a more severe condition that can lead to tooth loss.

2. Pain In Your Jaw and Chipped Teeth

When you have teeth that don’t fit together properly or your bite is off, you can end up experiencing excessive wear and tear on your teeth. After all, your teeth are made to fit together in a specific way. If your teeth are crooked, it can result in areas of your mouth colliding where it wasn’t supposed to. Along with this, the increased wear and tear on your teeth can end up placing even more stress on your jaw joint. This can lead to several issues, including pain in the jaw and TMJ which is a painful jaw disorder.

3. Sleep Apnea

Believe it or not, crooked teeth can also cause disruptions in your sleep. This is one of the lesser-known side effects that you can get from having crooked teeth. Unfortunately, those with smaller jaws are typically more prone to developing crooked teeth. After all, the teeth don’t have sufficient space to grow in. As a result, it can lead to overcrowding. When you have overcrowding, it can make it much more difficult to breathe. If your jaw is too narrow, it can lead to you unintentionally pushing your tongue into the teeth or even resting your tongue elsewhere in an unnatural spot. This can end up resulting in your teeth moving around because of the constant pressure being applied.

Having insufficient space for your tongue can also result in your tongue falling backward, which can cover your throat opening while sleeping. This can lead you to develop sleep apnea which is a rather dangerous condition that can result in you not getting quality sleep. What happens when you have sleep apnea is your throat gets blocked. Because of this, it can result in you stopping breathing during your sleep cycles. It can result in poor quality sleep, which can further increase your risk of developing high blood pressure and experiencing a heart attack.

The Issues With A Suboptimal Bite

One of the main things that you will likely be referred to get when you have crooked teeth would be braces or some other type of orthodontic treatment. However, some people that don’t have crooked teeth would also benefit from the same thing. Despite your teeth appearing straight, if you have bite issues, it can result in many underlying problems. This is known as malocclusion. When left untreated, having a bad bite can cause lots of issues, including:

– Increasing the chances of having a chipped or broken tooth
– Trouble speaking
– Migraines
– Permanent damage to your tooth’s enamel

By going to a dentist in Sacramento, you can get expert opinions on whether or not your bite needs to be fixed even if you have straight teeth.

Some Causes Of Crooked Teeth

There are plenty of different things that can lead you to have crooked teeth. Some of the causes are:

– Having bad habits as a child (sucking on fingers or thumb)
– Having premature tooth loss because your adult teeth were ready to come in
– Having a narrow jaw
– Suffering a facial injury
– Breathing through your mouth
– Having bad tongue posture in your mouth
– Bad genetics

If you are looking to see whether or not you could benefit from getting orthodontics, you’ll want to give us a call. The friendly experts at Sacramento River Dental Group dental office can help schedule a consultation to get you the professional advice you need.

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