Crooked teeth

The reason why people have crooked teeth can be due to a number of contributing factors such as an individual’s genetics, growth and development, habits and breathing patterns. While most of these factors cannot be changed orthodontic treatment can be used to correct the positioning of the teeth.

Crooked teeth can contribute to poor oral health as it can be difficult to brush and floss correctly, a misaligned bite making it difficult to chew food and can affect an individuals confidence in their smile.

It is recommended that children between the ages of 7-11 visit an orthodontist for an assessment of their teeth.