Crooked Teeth An Overview
Crooked teeth can make you feel too embarrassed to share your smile. Crooked teeth affect both the cosmetic appearance of your smile and the health and function of your teeth and overall bite. Treating crooked teeth is essential for enjoying a beautiful, comfortable and healthy smile.
Dr. Jeff Hendrix is an AAO certified orthodontist who treats children and adult patients with crooked teeth and other common and advanced orthodontic concerns. Dr. Hendrix has mastered the skills required to manage tooth movement and guide facial development. Dr. Hendrix works with patients to build comprehensive orthodontic treatment plans and offers early intervention and phased treatment for growing smiles.
What causes crooked teeth?
Crooked teeth can occur as a result of crowding, genetics, or myofunctional habits in childhood. Straightening crooked teeth and correcting myofunctional habits early on in oral development can help your child’s jaw form correctly and increase their self-confidence.
Crooked teeth can increase a patients risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, and complex bite conditions such as TMJ. Straightening crooked teeth at any age provides patients with a more comfortable bite.
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Crooked Teeth What to Expect
Crooked teeth can be addressed using any type of orthodontic treatment. Dr. Hendrix offers several styles of braces as well as orthodontic appliance therapy to address crooked teeth.
Dr. Hendrix works to build personalized orthodontic treatment plans tailored to the unique needs of each patient. Treatment for crooked teeth will depend on the extent of malocclusion, age, and the personal concerns and goals of the patients. Our dental care team provides thorough patient education on the issues affecting your smile so that you can fully understand the importance of your compliance and active participation in your orthodontic care. We offer a full range of orthodontic treatment options for straightening crooked teeth at Hendrix Orthodontics in Kennett Square and West Grove PA.
Early Intervention For Crooked Teeth
Despite the fact that healthy teeth can be moved at almost any time, some orthodontic problems may be easier to correct if treated at an early age. Complicating factors, such as waiting until all the permanent teeth have come in, or until facial growth is nearly complete, may make correction of some problems more difficult.
While your child’s teeth may appear to be straight, there could be problems that only an orthodontist can detect. Because of this, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that all children have their first orthodontic screening no later than age seven. Regardless, an orthodontic evaluation at any age is advantageous if a general (family) dentist, physician, family member, or even a friend has noticed a problem.