Learn More About Crooked Teeth

Crooked teeth are crowded teeth that aren’t properly aligned. This dental problem may need treatment if it greatly affects one’s self-confidence or heightens the risk of oral health issues. This includes gum disease, tooth decay, excessive wear and tear, and difficulty chewing.

There are multiple treatments available for unaligned smiles. West Perth Dental Centre offers veneers, crowns, Invisalign, and smile makeovers to enhance crooked teeth and achieve a straighter, more beautiful smile. We will evaluate the problem and design a personalised plan.

Visit our dental clinic to learn more about our treatment options for turning your dream smiles into reality.

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Common Signs and Symptoms of Crooked Teeth

Tooth wear

When teeth become crooked, they can be more likely to clash and grind against each other during biting down on food. This can cause excessive wear and tear on your enamel and even damage the surface of your teeth.

Teeth that are unevenly spaced

A glance in the mirror can easily tell whether the teeth are evenly spaced from each other or not. Uneven or crowded spaces are the hard-to-reach areas in the mouth, which often mean that the teeth are crooked.

Difficulty eating

Eating can become difficult when the teeth are crooked, as the poor alignment can impede your ability to use pressure evenly when chewing. This can result in uncomfortable chewing.

Strained jaw muscles

The poor alignment of the teeth affects the ability to apply even pressure when eating, it can lead to jaw pain, or the jaw muscles feel sore after chewing.

Our Services That Can Address Crooked Teeth

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Our dental veneers are made from long-lasting materials. They are designed to cover tooth imperfections, such as crookedness of the teeth, and deliver an amazing smile. Veneers can alter the tooth’s minor misalignment, colour, and length.

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We offer Invisalign treatment for patients who prefer a discreet option for straightening their teeth into better positions. These are removable clear aligners that use advanced technology to adjust each tooth.

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Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped artificial tooth that can cover the entire tooth. They can improve crooked teeth problems by creating a symmetrical alignment. They can match the colour and blend well with adjacent natural teeth.

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Smile Makeovers

Smile makeovers are a streamlined treatment plan for enhancing the overall appearance of the teeth, including their alignment.

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From digital x-rays to same-day crowns, we utilise the latest advances in dental technology to provide our patients with high-quality care.

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ABOUT Crooked Teeth

Misalignment of the teeth is probably a common sign of having crooked teeth. But your dentist will evaluate your mouth further to determine if your case needs treatment. Here are the other signs to look out for:

  • Rotated teeth.
    If you notice that your teeth are positioned awkwardly, this could be a sign that they are crooked.

  • Nooks and crevices.
    While it’s common to have hard-to-reach areas in your mouth, crooked teeth create more uneven spaces and crowding, making brushing your teeth difficult.

  • Plaque and tartar buildup.
    Crooked teeth make it easy for debris to accumulate and result in plaque, particularly in crowded areas in your mouth.

  • Chewing difficulties.
    You may be having trouble chewing or biting food properly.

  • Misaligned dentition.
    Your dentition or the arrangement of your teeth in your mouth is rotated or does not create a “U” shape.

If you do not address your crooked teeth, it can increase your risk of the following oral health problems:

  • Gum disease.
    Difficulty cleaning between crooked teeth can lead to bacteria growth, irritating and inflaming the gums. However, this problem can progress to gum disease if left unaddressed.

  • Tooth decay.
    When you overlook crooked teeth, you can become more prone to tooth decay and cavities. This is because, as we’ve mentioned, plaque can easily collect between the teeth and crowded areas in the mouth.

  • Tooth wear.
    Crowding can often cause one or more teeth to protrude, which can make your upper and lower teeth rub against each other. When this friction occurs, there is a chance that the tooth enamel will begin to wear out.

The duration of straightening your crooked teeth depends on the type of treatment you will have. In most cases, it can take two to three years to realign the positions of the teeth with traditional dental braces. In contrast, Invisalign can improve teeth alignment within twelve to eighteen months. Of course, this can vary depending on the severity of your crooked teeth and other factors. It can be a good idea to consult the dentist to learn more about the estimated length of your treatment so you can prepare.

Teeth that are crooked or overlapping can change the position of the tongue. This can allow excess air to pass between your teeth and tend you to speak with a lisp. When this happens, you may have trouble pronouncing certain words affecting how you communicate.

There is no way to prevent crooked teeth in adults, but there are ways to keep yourself away from the potential damage that misalignment can cause. Visiting your dentist for a regular checkup can allow you to look for signs of crowded teeth and provide the appropriate treatment plan.

For children, it may be possible to provide early intervention to prevent developing crooked teeth. Parents should check and help their children avoid oral habits, such as thumb sucking, pacifiers, and bottle feeding at a late age. These activities can apply constant pressure to their kids’ gums and affect their teeth and jaw development. Bringing children to a dental appointment at an early age can allow the dentist to monitor the growth of their primary teeth.

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