Crooked teeth that disrupt smile aesthetics are a troublesome situation for many people. Dt. Beril Karagenç Batal gave information about the subject. A “crooked tooth” is when teeth are crooked or crooked, not in a straight row overlapping each other. When the teeth are not properly aligned in the mouth, they create problems both in terms of aesthetic appearance and function. Uneven, overlapping or crooked teeth also negatively affect people's self-confidence.
Symptoms of crooked teeth include: Abnormalities in the alignment of the teeth can be listed as improper closure of the lower and upper jaws, difficulty in feeding (chewing or biting), and speech disorder. Also, due to irregular tooth alignment, dental cleaning cannot be done properly and adequately. This situation can cause different problems such as gingival disease, especially caries. The teeth in the crooked area cannot be brushed effectively and are constantly stained and appear dark in color. Negative conditions such as gingival recession and bone destruction occur more frequently in teeth located further out. In addition, people may avoid smiling because it affects psychology badly.
Crooked teeth are caused by many factors, especially genetic predisposition. Due to the disproportionate size of the teeth to the width of the jaw, the teeth cannot fit into their places and are cramped, irregular and crooked. Also; Reasons such as playing with the tongue, thumb sucking, early primary tooth extractions, untreated caries, genetic tooth deficiencies or excesses, and excess milk teeth that have been left in the mouth for some reason may also cause crowding. Another reason to consider is the 'aging' process. Teeth tend to approach each other with advancing age, especially in the lower and upper anterior regions. Especially if there is an existing confusion, this will become more evident with time.
What is the treatment for crooked teeth?
In the treatment of crowding, first of all, the cause of the condition should be determined and the cause should be eliminated. Extra teeth, milk teeth that remained in the mouth despite adulthood should be removed. If necessary, problems such as caries and fractures should be resolved. Afterwards, teeth can be straightened and aligned with orthodontic treatment, that is, with braces and clear plates that replace braces today. In some cases, porcelain applications can be used in addition to or instead of orthodontic treatment. With lamina restorations, also known as "leaf porcelain", it is possible to create a tooth structure that is both easy to clean and looks straight. According to the severity of the situation, complications can be arranged on the same day with a few simple aesthetic fillings. Treatment options should be planned individually and according to the situation, and should be treated as the patient's doctor deems appropriate.