What makes teeth crooked?

Drs. Kip Homewood, Nishan Fernando, and David Mastroianni and our team hear this question a lot. Some of the common reasons for crooked teeth include:

  • Thumb sucking
  • Tongue thrusting or improper use of the tongue during speaking and swallowing
  • Premature loss of baby teeth, which causes teeth to drift and shift
  • Poor breathing airway caused by enlarged adenoids or tonsils

There are also hereditary factors we get from our parents, like:

  • Extra teeth
  • Large teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Wide spaces between teeth
  • Small jaws

Drs. Kip Homewood, Nishan Fernando, and David Mastroianni and our team know that having crooked teeth isn’t just a cosmetic issue; it can lead to serious health problems as well. Crooked teeth can:

  • Interfere with proper chewing
  • Make keeping teeth clean more of a challenge, increasing the risk of tooth decay, cavities, and gingivitis
  • Strain the teeth, jaws, and muscles, increasing the risk of breaking a tooth

There are several treatment options we offer at South East Orthodontics that can help correct crooked teeth. Please give us a call at our convenient Berwick, VIC office to learn more or to schedule an initial consultation.

We're relocating!
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Suite 5, Level 1, 18-24 Clyde Rd, Berwick
We're excited to announce the opening of a brand new practice! We can't wait to welcome you and your family to our new facility this year!

At the moment, we are still operating from our existing location of:
2/31 Clyde Road, Berwick