Your teeth can get more crooked with age. Your orthodontist can confirm that as you age your teeth never stop shifting. Most people have at least a couple of misaligned teeth. While crooked bottom teeth are incredibly common, the degree of misalignment can vary from person to person and are often a case of genetically inherited traits. Your Orthodontist can help you fix crooked bottom teeth.
There are a number of other reasons why crooked teeth may occur such as:
Generally, if your top teeth appear straight and your bottom teeth are crooked, this is the result of overcrowding or if it is a new issue, it may be the result of wisdom teeth developing unevenly.
Orthodontic treatment may be the best solution to fix crooked bottom teeth caused by the crowding or irregularity of the bottom teeth, but it’s important to consider whether or not this is the right choice for you. Your Clear Choice orthodontist can recommend various treatments such as traditional braces, invisible braces or clear aligners to treat crooked teeth.
Should I get my crooked bottom teeth straightened?
It’s not our bottom teeth but our top teeth which are generally seen the most when we smile. If you have crooked bottom teeth and relatively straight top teeth that look OK, should you worry about having orthodontic treatment?
While you might not need to have your bottom teeth straightened for aesthetic reasons, if your jaw is out of alignment and you have a bad bite, then straightening your bottom teeth may help to correct these issues. In many cases, it may be worthwhile correcting your lower teeth now and then maintain their position with a retainer to avoid needing more extensive treatment down the line.
Signs you may need get your bottom teeth straightened
If you are concerned about the appearance of your crooked bottom teeth, your bite doesn’t line up, you have noticed uneven wear of the lower front teeth or are experiencing difficulty keeping these teeth clean and keeping the gums healthy because of crowding or irregularity, orthodontic treatment is the best solution to fix crooked bottom teeth.
Although visually evident in most cases, other evidence of crooked bottom teeth include:
Treatment options for crooked bottom teeth
When correcting a bad bite, you will most likely need to treat the upper teeth at the same time even if the teeth appear straight. However, depending on your situation, you may only require limited treatment focussed purely on the correction of the crooked bottom teeth. Orthodontists can correct minor cases and less complex tooth movements with treatments like Invisalign, Traditional Braces or Invisible Braces.
The best way to decide what treatment is right for your teeth is to book an in-person consultation with an Orthodontal specialist. They can review records including x-rays or digital scans to assess the health of your teeth and your viability for this type of treatment. An orthodontist will also make sure you are fully informed about your other options and will let you know which will be the best for straightening your teeth.
Your orthodontist will be able to assess your current smile and the potential impact of leaving your bottom teeth crooked.
Your smile is unique...
…so your treatment will be as well.
Your local Orthodontist is specially trained to recognise the range of factors that contribute to crooked bottom teeth, and they will be able to explain your options and discuss with you what suits you best and what you want.
So click the link below to find your nearest Clear Choice Orthodontist and get ready for your new smile.
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they then study for an additional 3 years
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