In an overbite, the upper set of teeth protrudes over the lower teeth, and in an underbite, the lower set of teeth protrudes over the upper teeth. Genetics – Children often get crooked teeth from their parents.
What causes teeth to go crooked?
Crooked teeth can be genetic. Crowding, jaw size, jaw shape, having too many teeth (hyperdontia), overbites, underbites, and poor tooth or palate development are some of the conditions that can be passed down in your family.
Can crooked teeth be cured?
Dental bonding allows your dentist to painlessly correct uneven or crooked teeth by applying a composite resin to the front surface of the affected teeth. Bonding, also called cosmetic bonding, is an ideal choice for closing annoying gaps between teeth, reshaping them, or even lightening discolored teeth.
How can I straighten my crooked teeth at home?
Although there are different methods for correcting crooked teeth, dental aligners offer many benefits. Many prefer invisible dental aligners over traditional braces because aligners cannot be seen as easily as metal braces. Unlike traditional braces, aligners can be removed when eating or brushing your teeth.