There are several reasons why some people’s teeth grow in crooked, overlapping, or twisted. The most common is hereditary, while other causes include irregularly-shaped teeth or jaws, premature loss of baby teeth, and habits such as thumb-sucking or tongue thrusting. It is very important that you schedule an appointment at John A. Gerling, DDS, MSD so that we can make an early diagnosis and treatment plan that will best suit your or your child’s needs.
Establishing a proper bite is not just cosmetic but can dramatically improve our patients’ dental and overall health.
Crooked teeth can:
- Interfere with proper chewing
- Hinder proper oral hygiene, which increases the risk of tooth decay, cavities, and gingivitis
- Strain the teeth, jaws, and muscles, increasing the risk of breaking a tooth
Orthodontics is easier today than ever before, with treatment options at John A. Gerling, DDS, MSD that fit your lifestyle and schedule. We look forward to helping you or your child achieve the bite and smile that will last a lifetime. Give us a call at our convenient McAllen, TX office to book your initial consultation.