Updated: Sep 25
Teeth misalignment, or malocclusion, is a common dental problem that affects millions of people worldwide. It refers to a situation where the teeth are not correctly aligned, causing issues with biting, chewing, and speaking, as well as affecting the overall appearance of the smile.
There are several causes of teeth misalignment, including genetics, poor oral habits, thumb-sucking, tongue thrusting, and injury to the jaw or teeth. It can also be caused by certain medical conditions such as cleft palate and missing teeth, which can lead to shifting of the remaining teeth.
Teeth misalignment can lead to several adverse effects if left untreated. Misaligned teeth can be more challenging to clean, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. It can also cause jaw pain, headaches, and neck pain, as well as affect the appearance of the smile and lower self-esteem.
Fortunately, there are several ways to treat teeth misalignment. Braces are a popular and effective option, which work by applying constant pressure to gradually shift teeth into the correct position. Clear aligners, like Invisalign, are another alternative to traditional braces that use clear plastic trays to adjust teeth. In some cases, a retainer may be used to maintain the new position of the teeth.
At Healing Hands Dental, our team of dental professionals is dedicated to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. We offer customized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs, including braces and Invisalign, as well as other cosmetic dental procedures. Our state-of-the-art technology and experienced staff ensure that you receive the highest quality care possible.
If you are experiencing teeth misalignment, don't hesitate to contact Healing Hands Dental today to schedule your consultation. Let us help you achieve the straight, healthy smile you deserve.