SMILE WHILE YOU STILL HAVE TEETH BUT WHAT IF YOUR TEETH ARE CROOKED?
Crooked teeth or malocclusion is a common phenomenon which can be seen in adults and children as young as 7 years of age.
But is it possible to take your child to the dentist at such a young age?
The answer is yes. In fact children should be taken to the dentist as soon as their first tooth erupts in the oral cavity.
This is very important and a preventive step to avoid crooked teeth because we can guide the eruption of teeth and help arch growth as well.
Jaw size has gradually reduced over a period of time due to evolution of and therefore there is less space available for teeth to erupt straight.
- TONGUE THRUSTING
- MOUTH BREATHING
- THUMB SUCKING
- MASOCHISTIC HABITS LIKE PENCIL CHEWING, etc
- DURING ADOLESCENCE, WISDOM TOOTH ERRUPTION CAN CAUSE CROOKED TEETH
Why you should treat crooked teeth and not leave it unattended?
1 . DIFFICULTY IN BRUSHING
Due to wrongly positioned teeth, bristles do not reach all the surfaces of the teeth which Need to be cleaned and may eventually cause tooth decay.
- GUM DISEASES
Accumulation of plaque leads to swelling and bleeding of gums and other gum
- INCREASE IN RISK OF TOOTH INJURIES
For eg. Incorrectly position teeth are more prone to injuries for eg protruding front teeth might get injured while playing
- DIFFICULTY IN CHEWING FOOD
Chewing of food is hampered due to incorrect positioning of teeth which may cause digestion problems.
- BAD BREATH
Crooked teeth might look bad but smell even worse which is caused by the presence of lingering bacteria in the mouth.
- POOR SELF ESTEEM AND LOW CONFIDENCE
Children do not feel confident and avoid socialising which set back their social progress amongst peer.
At what age should a child be visiting an orthodontist?
Children should see an orthodontist at the age of 7 years.
We can help you plan your child’s orthodontic treatment if not start it because the earlier we start, it helps us deal with minimum damage and helps with quicker treatment.
But if you know someone who is older and has crooked teeth or you are dealing with the
Same, we can professionally help you;
To contact us,
Dr. Krinita Motwani
Khar west, Mumbai.
Mbl : 9820280343.
Website : www.drkrinitamotwani.com