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Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi
Crooked teeth are typically caused by an overcrowded mouth, which results in teeth that are twisted, overlapped, angled, rotated and misaligned. Although uneven teeth are unique and can be a charming and defining aspect of a distinctive smile, it is perfectly understandable to want to have them straightened. If you are not happy with the way your teeth look, or they are causing oral health problems, they can be straightened with a variety of orthodontic treatments that include Invisalign® aligners and traditional braces.
Invisalign is an effective and simple way of creating a straight smile with clear aligners that fit over the teeth. Virtually invisible, the treatment consists of wearing a series of aligners that gradually move the teeth into their correct positions.
Although there is no one single factor that causes teeth to become crooked, some of the following may contribute:
Although teeth straightening treatments are often carried out during our teenage years, recently there has been a rise in adult patients seeking orthodontic treatment. While an even smile is highly desirable, the increase is not just attributable to cosmetic concerns but also to oral health issues.
Crooked teeth tend to become worse as we age as the jawbone loses density and changes shape. This can contribute to oral hygiene issues as it forces the teeth to drift forward causing overcrowding in the front of the mouth. As a result, keeping teeth clean and free from tartar (hardened plaque) may be difficult, which can lead to periodontal disease - a serious condition that destroys the supporting structures of the teeth, leading to tooth loss.
Misaligned teeth can cause additional wear and tear on the teeth, gums and jaws and may lead to headaches, discomfort and disorders such as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Furthermore, if you are embarrassed by your crooked teeth, it can lower your confidence and affect self-esteem, which can have an impact on almost every area of your life.
You can schedule a virtual consultation or appointment with Dr Kyi to enquire about Invisalign for crooked teeth in London, and other teeth straightening techniques. A distinguished orthodontist, she obtains excellent results, even in complex cases where other specialists have not succeeded.
Specialist Orthodontist Dr Kyi will personally plan your treatment in meticulous detail to ensure your final result gives you long-term stability and a balanced, harmonious facial profile.
Your Full Orthodontic Consultation with Dr Kyi will include:
Listening to You! Dr Kyi will be delighted to answer any and every question you may have to truly understand your goals before determining which treatment, or combination of treatments, would be right for you and then creating a customised plan for your specific case and goals. Contact us at West London Orthodontist, located in Hammersmith Grove, to set up your consultation.
By Dr Chaw-Su Kyi
Dr Chaw-Su Kyi is a Specialist Orthodontist practising in West London. Recognized as a leader in Invisalign treatment , she specialises in advanced orthodontic treatment for adults and teens. She is on the editorial board of Clinical Dentistry and has been a featured expert in the The Independent, Huffington Post, and other publications.
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