What Defines Crooked Teeth?

Crooked teeth or malocclusion is a term used to describe the abnormal alignment of teeth. The misaligned or misshapen appearance of teeth may give an asymmetrical or even crowded look to your smile. Tooth decay, halitosis, and discoloration may result from severely crooked teeth.

What Do Crooked Teeth Look Like?

There are many different types of crooked teeth and a wide variety of symptoms associated with the condition. Some people may have only one tooth out of position, while others have several teeth that appear crooked. A few individuals may have gaps between their teeth where other people may lack symmetry. Crooked teeth can be mild to severe, depending on the person’s individual case.

The most common signs and symptoms of crooked teeth include gaps between teeth, asymmetry of teeth, overlapping, misalignment, a crossbite, overbite, or underbite.

woman with crooked teeth

How Do Crooked Teeth Occur?

Teeth may develop incorrectly for several reasons. Misalignment may be inherited from a parent or jaw deformities can develop if the mouth is too small. Thumb-sucking, tongue thrusting, and prolonged use of a pacifier or bottle can also contribute to improper positioning of the teeth.

A child’s permanent teeth may erupt crookedly if baby teeth are lost too early due to trauma or decay. With no healthy tooth to guide its placement, teeth appear crooked, the wrong size, or in the wrong position.

How Do Crooked Teeth Look After Treatment?

You will radiate with symmetrical, aligned teeth that make your profile look more appealing, improve the harmony of your facial features and provide a beautiful smile. Crucially, it will reduce wear, strain, and deterioration of your teeth.

How Can You Fix Crooked Teeth?

Correction is always dependent on a diagnosis from your dentist. For the majority of people with crooked teeth, treatment consists of correcting them through minor orthodontics such as Invisalign, which provides discreet correction. Conventional braces also fix the issue.

A few people may need full crowns to achieve the look they want.

The Good Dentist Recommends Invisalign

When determining the best option, The Good Dentist works with each patient individually to guide them through the treatment pathway and financial considerations. Once you have discussed your plan and decided on the best treatment plan you will be provided with detailed contracts and the treatment overview. We continue to work closely with you monitoring and walking your Invisalign journey alongside you.

If Invisalign is deemed not suitable we will refer you to one of our trusted specialists and ensure the highest quality of care continues.

The Good Dentist Recommends Invisalign

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

The process typically involves several appointments: from your initial Clin-check consultation, where a virtual treatment plan session helps work around your schedule, your initial attachment appointment, and then consecutive follow-ups on average every 6 weeks. Depending on the severity of the misalignment, Invisalign can take anywhere from 6 to 24 months to align your crooked teeth.

Invisalign Costs

The total cost for Invisalign with The Good Dentist is $6,500. We have a detailed breakdown of our Invisalign process and we would be happy to discuss this with you further.

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The Good Dentist is an accredited Invisalign provider and we encourage you to Contact Us with any questions regarding your crooked, misaligned, or misshapen teeth. Our dedicated team can help you decide on a treatment that’s right for you. Schedule Your Treatment Today


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