In theory, your teeth should line up as neatly as the keys of a piano. Unfortunately, many people have crooked teeth, crowded teeth or have over bite or an underbite. These problems go beyond looks, style and fashion.
Crowded, overlapping teeth make it difficult to clean them leaving room for germs to grow and cause tooth and gum decay. Poor teeth alignment can also make it difficult to pronounce certain words and can put excess stress on the muscles, resulting in facial pain.
It's natural that as we grow, our teeth can change their position. That means, individuals who had braces as a child might need to wear them again. Childhood might be the ideal time to make changes, however more and more adults are now, opting for orthodontic treatment.
If the teeth of your upper jaw are inside, when compared with the teeth of the lower jaw, it is called as crossbite.
There are no fixed causes for a crossbite. Crossbite can wear down or chip your teeth.
Dental crowding is a hereditary condition that can occur when there is an insufficient amount of space for all the teeth to grow properly and fit within your mouth.
You risk gum disease, tooth decay and ineffective teeth function.
Crowded teeth can make it hard to brush well.
Deep bite is also known as Over Bite and is when your upper front teeth excessively overlap with your lower front teeth. A smaller lower jaw can cause a deep bite. It can lead to significant damage to the teeth and gums.
An underbite is a condition wherein the lower jaw is much ahead (protruding) of the upper jaw. This is a problem with your lower jaw, it is too far forward. It can make it difficult to chew properly and cause problems to speak clearly and it might cause your teeth to wear down more quickly.
Teeth, ideally should not have any space between them. Gaps in teeth can create pockets between your teeth and gums where food can remain stuck. It can cause sore gums and even lead to gum diseases.