There are numbers of reasons why teeth crookedly erupt. That ranges from genetics all the way to mouth deformities and even serious oral diseases.
Once extra teeth form a malocclusion (crookedness or misplacement of teeth), the one responsible for that is usually genetic in nature. Inherited traits involve significantly small jaws that cannot accommodate a full set of teeth and misaligned jaws that apparently did not form well.
Can crooked teeth be prevented?
Since crooked teeth, underbites, and overbites are mostly derived genetically, they can’t really be avoided. Still, there are ways to counter that.
Once someone is old enough, orthodontic treatment, along with braces, will be necessary to correct the condition. There are also some early childhood behaviors that contribute to the development of crooked teeth.
The behaviors that should be avoided include:
- Thumb sucking and tongue thrusting
- Allowing pacifier use to continue after front teeth have erupted
- Losing baby teeth to decay before permanent teeth have naturally pushed them out of their sockets
The health of baby teeth is essential. If baby teeth happen to be lost prematurely due to either trauma or decay, permanent teeth will be forced to shift when they start moving upward. Baby teeth are anchors for permanent teeth as they aid in guiding them as they erupt through the gums.
Furthermore, proper care of baby teeth helps a lot as it is critical to having healthy permanent teeth free of decay or discoloration. Harmful oral bacteria can quite possible spread into the gums and reach permanent teeth that are still buried. Upon attachment to a tooth’s enamel, bacteria are bound to begin eroding the tooth even before it has a chance to take its first bite.
That’s why it is that important to take good care of your teeth the soonest.
The best way for that is to regularly see a dentist and seek the proper and appropriate dental treatment for you.
Our dentists at Shinagawa Orthodontics can most certainly take care of that for you. Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 and book a FREE dental consultation.