Crooked Teeth

Crooked or wonky teeth are teeth that are misaligned in some way. They may be twisted, overlapping other teeth, or growing in the wrong place.

This can be caused by a range of factors, including having more teeth than usual or a smaller jaw.

Crooked teeth are common in both adults and children. In some cases, wonky teeth can lead to general and oral health issues, such as tooth decay, gum disease and headaches.

What are the risks of crooked teeth?

Crooked teeth can be more than just a cosmetic concern. They can lead to a number of general and oral health issues overtime, including:

How to fix crooked teeth

If you’d like to straighten crooked teeth, a range of teeth straightening options are available. These include:

  • Clear, removable aligners, such as Invisalign aligners. They’re virtually invisible and can be used for a range of cases.
  • Clip-in, metal removable braces such as Inman aligners.
  • Fixed braces including traditional, clear ceramic and lingual braces (braces behind the teeth). These are often recommended in complex cases.

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