Crooked Teeth

Crooked & Overlapping Teeth Got You Down?

Just because you have crooked teeth doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with your smile. But if you want straighter teeth, you deserve to make it a reality!

A recent study found that many people avoid asking their dentist about options for fixing crooked teeth, either because they think it will cost too much or feel nervous about bringing it up. But unless your crooked teeth are causing health issues (which could very well be the case), your dentist might not bring it up either. 

If your crooked teeth make you feel self-conscious, don’t be afraid to ask us about treatments. If cost is a worry, we offer options to fit your budget. We want you to feel happy about your smile. If that translates into straighter teeth, we’d love to help you make it happen.

What Causes Crooked Teeth?

Have you had crooked teeth for as long as you can remember? Noticing recent changes and movements? A combination of both? There could be many underlying causes of your misaligned teeth:

  • Jaw size or alignment
  • Thumb sucking or using a pacifier
  • Tongue thrusting
  • Mouth breathing
  • Your genetics
  • Missing teeth
  • Facial injuries

When Are Crooked Teeth A Dental Health Issue?

Straightening your teeth isn’t always a cosmetic-first issue. We may recommend a tooth straightening treatment if the alignment of your teeth is causing problems for your health. A few issues commonly associated with crooked teeth include:

  • Difficulty brushing and flossing
  • Bacterial growth and cavities
  • TMJ issues
  • Gum disease
  • Excess wear and tear on teeth
  • Speech difficulties


Fix Crooked Teeth At TLC Escondido Dental

If you’re interested in fixing crooked teeth, you have options beyond clunky metal braces. We offer modern, efficient, and effective teeth straightening treatments that ensure your comfort and satisfaction. Invisalign is our preferred recommendation for fixing crooked teeth. We also offer porcelain veneers for those looking for an instant solution. We’ll explain your options and help you pick the right treatment for your needs.

Straight Talk About Mail-Order Teeth Aligners

Thanks to huge marketing budgets, clear aligner companies like SmileDirectClub and Candid have become household names in Escondido, CA, and throughout California. Although mail-order straightening treatments like these are trendy, they’re not the best option. These DIY orthodontic treatments can inflict serious damage on your health, including TMJ pain, bite issues, and gum disease. It’s not worth the risk. Crooked teeth treatments should always take place under the close supervision of a dentist.

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