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What are the Causes of Crooked Teeth?

According to recent studies, nearly 70% of the population has a mild malocclusion, meaning a misaligned bite or crooked teeth. Unfortunately, there is no one definitive reason for crooked teeth.

Some researchers argue that crooked teeth may occur from poor diet, especially with the growing popularity of processed foods. Researchers suggest that the modern, industrialized foods don’t hold enough nutritive value and cannot support solid jaw structure for a straight bite.

Genetics is another factor when determining why people have crooked teeth. Similarly to how some are born with curly hair or blue eyes, others have jaws that are just too narrow for their teeth.

Crooked teeth can also be the result using pacifiers or thumb sucking for too long. Misaligned teeth can occur when someone loses their teeth prematurely.

Some other common causes of crooked teeth include:

  • Improper fit of dental restoration
  • Gingivitis/gum disease
  • Undue pressure on the gums
  • Misalignment of the jaw post injury

Whatever the case may be, there is always a solution to aligning your teeth. The team at Lindner Dental has years of experiencing providing New Hampshire residents with braces and Invisalign. Give us a call at 603-624-3900 today to learn more about our adult and child orthodontic treatment.