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What Causes Crooked Teeth

What Causes Crooked Teeth?

Crooked teeth are a type of malocclusion, which is a fancy way of saying teeth that are misaligned.

There are many causes of crooked teeth, including:

  • Genetics – You or your partner’s teeth crooked? Chances are your child will get them too.
  • Small jaws – Your teeth cannot fit into that tiny space, which causes teeth to overlap.
  • Jaw misalignment – If your child has an overbite or an underbite, chances are their jaw is not properly aligned
  • Large or extra teeth – The size of your child’s jaw may be perfectly fine. But alas, their teeth are not.
  • Premature loss of baby teeth
  • Tongue thrusting – a fancy way of saying that the tongue sticks out of their front teeth
  • Thumb sucking
  • Using a pacifier beyond 3 years old
  • Jaw or mouth tumors


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