Should you have crooked or unevenly spaced teeth, you may have found yourself wondering ‘will my teeth straighten out naturally?’. Unfortunately, the most likely answer is no, particularly once you reach adulthood.
What Causes Crooked Teeth?
Crooked teeth occur due to a number of reasons such as overcrowding, the teeth are too small, mouth breathing, poor oral health, facial injury and poor nutrition. Heredity and genetics can also play a role.
Once teeth are settled into a crooked position, they are unlikely to correct themselves. They may straighten slightly in children as their jaw grows to create more space, they cannot, however, completely reposition without help. Notably, crooked baby teeth are not an indicator of crooked adult teeth.
Depending on the severity of crookedness, you may experience issues with periodontal disease, increased risk of cavities, issues with chewing and digestion, uneven and excess wear, speech difficulties and lowered self-esteem. The good news is that teeth can be straightened at any age with great results.
Options For Straightening Teeth
Treatment can take as little as 12 months with visible results in even less time. It is important to discuss your options with an orthodontist prior to commencing any treatment for crooked teeth.
At Alexandra Hills Dental, our qualified dentists can formulate a plan with you to help you achieve the straighter smile you dream of. We will do this in a way that ensures not only a straight smile but a healthy one. With various payment options available, your best smile is not only achievable but affordable.
Contact Alexander Hills Dental today on 07 3824 4488 and begin your journey to a straighter smile.