Cosmetic Dentistry

Crooked Teeth: Causes and Modern Treatments to Straighten Them

crooked teeth cause more problems than aesthetics. In fact, they are a source of various health issues such as digestive problems, speech problems, and halitosis. And on top of this, people with crooked teeth also struggle with self-image and self-worth. In many ways, the problem can be a great source of inconvenience.

Here is everything you need to know about misaligned teeth, from causes to treatment.

Causes of Crooked Teeth

1- Jaw Size

Having a small jaw size is a contributing factor to crowded teeth. If you do not have enough space for your teeth to grow out, they will become crowded.

2- Bad Habits

Teeth respond very well to pressure. Hence engaging in repetitive activities such as tongue thrusting, thumb sucking, and so on will change the natural alignment of your teeth.

3- Genetics

Sometimes it is all down to genetics. You can have the right jaw size and take care of your teeth, but if it’s in your genetic cocktail then there’s nothing to do about it.

Affordable Treatments for Crooked Teeth

Countries such as Turkey offer an array of cutting-edge technological and medical practices that are more affordable in comparison to countries abroad. And dentistry in general has developed so much in the last decades. Braces are so last season now, might as well jump on that future wave and fix your teeth the modern way.

1- Zirconia Veneers

Zirconia Veneers
Zirconia Veneers

Zirconia dental veneers are becoming increasingly popular as a method to treat misaligned teeth. For one, the results appear faster. Secondly, zirconia, unlike alternative materials, is stronger and more durable. This is ideal for adults who feel too old for chunky braces. If you feel like you missed the train with braces, zirconia is your second best option for crooked teeth.

The advantages that come with using zirconia are vast. The most significant of which is its non-reactivity with bodily fluids. It is ideal for patients with metal allergies who are not suitable for other materials. Moreover, zirconia is stronger and more durable than porcelain or ceramic. As a result, it is not susceptible to chipping and fracturing making it more suitable for patients who tend to grind their teeth.

In addition to the aforementioned factors, it is by far more comfortable than any other material for dental crowns. Its comfort is primarily the result of its transmission of hot and cold that is the closest to natural teeth.

2- Invisalign 

Invisalign
Invisalign

The new trend in braces, owing of course to their transparent properties. Invisalign is made of BPA-free plastic, and despite the hype, does not live up to the expectations. According to a study reported by NCBI, Invisalign does not work as efficiently as we wish them to unless you’re dealing with minor cases of crooked teeth.  However, coupling the treatment with dental veneers is more efficient.

3- Ceramic Veneers for Crooked Teeth

Ceramic Veneers
Ceramic Veneers

Dental veneers work best for those with non-severe misalignment. A layer of your natural tooth is escaped out and replaced with a shell-like structure made of porcelain. The method is best coupled with Invisalign if the misalignment is severe. Porcelain veneers have a life span of 6-10 years.

4- Lumineers for Crooked Teeth

Lumineers are a subset of dental veneers that don’t remove your enamel. For those who aren’t keen on sacrificing the enamel, Lumineers can be an ideal option for crooked teeth. Owing to the slim structure of Lumineers, you can correct minor issues of crooked teeth.

4- Old School Braces

 Braces for Crooked Teeth
Braces for Crooked Teeth

Old school braces are your way to go if you do not mind wearing them for years on end. They are efficient but high maintenance. The results, of course, appear after years and are not immediate as opposed to veneers and Lumineers.

FAQ

Can you straighten teeth naturally?

You cannot straighten or fixed crooked teeth naturally. You need to strategically and consistently apply pressure for your teeth to move the right way.

Does sugar cause crooked teeth?

Sugar on its own cannot cause crooked teeth. But it causes cavities that alter the development of your teeth. Which makes you at risk of developing crooked teeth.

Why are my teeth crooked after braces

Most people do not stick to their retainers after braces. Which causes their teeth to get back to normal after treatment.

Do straight teeth make you prettier?

They don’t make you prettier as per se. But having a perfect set of teeth makes you appear trustworthy and help you land good opportunities.

In summary 

Crooked teeth can be a struggle to deal with and if it is an inconvenience to you, you do not have to force yourself into dealing with them. Thankfully, there are various treatments that help give you what you desire. With zirconium topping the list given its unprecedented level of performance, and Invisalign, dental veneers, and old school braces following, your wish is to come true.

Although dental treatments are often financially out of the majority’s reach, world economics is here to save your wallet. With countries like Turkey offering top quality modern treatments for crooked teeth, it is your time to shine.

Contact us if you are interested in an in-depth explanation of the treatments.

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