Saturday, April 18, 2015

Visit a Dentist to Treat Misaligned Teeth

Genetics is the number one cause of misaligned teeth. If your relatives have healthy teeth alignment and you don’t, however, then other factors may be to blame. These include:

·         Bad oral habits. Prolonged thumb-sucking, tongue-thrusting, and biting foreign objects like your nails and pencils can all lead to misaligned teeth. These are habits developed during childhood. To reduce the likelihood that they’ll have to spend for braces in the future, parents will need to watch their children for these habits.

·         Evolution. According to research cited in the Healthy Home Economist, processed or industrialized foods lack the essential nutrients needed to form sturdier and broader jaws, like fat soluble vitamins A, D and K12 abundant in primitive diets. A smaller jaw does not provide enough room for all of your 32 adult teeth, resulting in crowding.

·         Missing teeth. When you lose a tooth, chewing pressure makes the adjacent teeth move into the gap. This can cause the teeth to slope, or rotate and crowd as a new tooth grows into place. The new tooth will then be forced to grow and remain outside of its allotted space.

Fortunately, straightening methods like Invisalign can correct misalignments. It uses transparent retainer-like aligners that don’t draw as much attention as metal braces. Those who wish to try this innovation to achieve a better smile and oral health can visit a dentist to try them out.


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