Crooked and misaligned teeth are commonly treated for cosmetic reasons; However, the effects crooked teeth have on your oral health is just as important.
What causes crooked teeth?
Crooked teeth can be the result of genetics, tooth loss, and bad oral health habits. When patients lose teeth, the remaining teeth shift to fill the gaps left by the missing teeth. Bad habits can affect the alignment of the teeth as well. Habits like thumb sucking, pacifier use, and chewing on objects may lead to crooked or misaligned teeth.
What happens if crooked teeth are not treated?
Patients with crooked teeth may be at an increased risk of developing certain oral health concerns. When the teeth are crooked, it is difficult for patients to brush and floss their teeth properly. Meaning, patients with crooked teeth are more likely to develop plaque build-up, which may lead to gum disease, poor oral health, bad breath, complex bite disorders and tooth decay.
Recent studies have suggested that oral bacteria may lead to the development of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and other serious health concerns. Taking the proper steps to treat crooked teeth can improve your oral health and your overall health. Dr. Hendrix can work with you to find the right solution for your teeth.
How can I treat crooked teeth?
Dr. Jeff Hendrixf is an AAO certified orthodontist who treats children and adult patients with crooked teeth and other advanced orthodontic concerns. Dr. Hendrix can work with you to build a personalized, effective solution to address crooked and misaligned teeth. Dr. Hendrix will perform a full comprehensive exam and recommend the appropriate treatment.
We offer a full range of orthodontic treatment options for straightening crooked teeth at Hendrix Orthodontics in Kennett Square and West Grove PA.
For patients with crooked or misaligned teeth, we may recommend one of our orthodontic solutions to correct their smile.
- Clear Braces
- Damon System
- Invisalign® for Adults & Teens
- Insignia Custom Designed Orthodontics
Schedule An Appointment
To find the right orthodontic treatment for you smile, visit Hendrix Orthodontics in Kennett Square, PA or West Grove, PA. To schedule a consultation, contact Hendrix Orthodontics.