There are several reasons why some people’s teeth grow in crooked, overlapping, or twisted. Your mouth might be too small for your teeth, which crowds the teeth and causes them to shift. Or your upper and lower jaws aren’t the same size or are different sizes, resulting in either an overbite when there is excessive protrusion of the upper jaw, or an under bite when the lower jaw protrudes forward causing the lower jaw and teeth to extend out beyond your upper teeth.
Most often crooked teeth, overbites, and underbites are inherited traits. Crooked teeth can be caused by early loss of baby or adult teeth, gum disease, undue pressure on the teeth and gums, misalignment of the jaw after an injury, childhood thumb sucking and prolonged use of a pacifier or bottle, or tumors of the mouth or jaw.
Crooked teeth and misaligned bites can:
• Strain jaws, and muscles thereby increasing the risk of breaking a tooth.
• Interfere with proper chewing causing your digestive system to work harder.
• Make you feel self-conscious about their appearance and affect your self-esteem.
• Make keeping teeth clean a challenge, increasing the risk of tooth decay, cavities, and gingivitis.
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