Causes of Misaligned Teeth

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causes of misaligned teethWhat Causes Misaligned Teeth?

Do you or a member of your family have misaligned teeth? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that millions of people across the world have crooked teeth. Men and women of all ages have perfectly imperfect smiles. Some severe enough to require surgical intervention. You’re probably wondering what causes misaligned teeth? In this article, we explore some of the causes of misaligned teeth. If you or a loved one isn’t in love with their smile, contact Lyons Orthodontics. Crooked teeth can easily be fixed with orthodontic solutions like braces and Invisalign. 

Genetics Can Cause Misaligned Teeth

There are several factors that can impact the alignment of your teeth, and they can change throughout your life. Genetics can play a strong role in the teeth that you have. This includes whether or not they are straight when they start to erupt. If someone else in your family has misaligned teeth, it is very likely that you will develop a similar smile. A jaw that is on the smaller side can increase your risk for crowded teeth. Patients with a crowded smile may need to have a tooth extracted to make room for the rest of their teeth. Overcrowding is very common nowadays.

Thumb Sucking Can Cause Misaligned teeth

Thumb sucking as a toddler and older child can put a fair amount of pressure on your teeth, which can ultimately lead to them moving out of alignment. Most often, thumb sucking will lead to issues with an open bite that needs to be corrected with an orthodontic solution. Invisalign Fair Oaks parents will appreciate can often prove to be a good solution for older teens who have very mild issues with their bite.

Do You Have Any Missing Teeth?

Missing teeth can be responsible for your other healthy teeth shifting around in your mouth. The early loss of your baby teeth and your adult teeth alike can have an impact on the position of your other healthy teeth. The very same movability that makes braces for teens and adults possible can lead to misalignment issues in the first place. Teeth are easily moveable within the mouth and are prone to moving into any available gaps near them.

Dr. Brian Leeson, a dentist in St. Pete Fl, says that the early loss of both adult and baby teeth can affect the position of your remaining teeth, causing them to drift into available gaps. Sometimes baby teeth can be replaced by larger adult teeth that overlap and crowd together due to limited space.

Gum Disease Can Cause Misaligned Teeth

Gum disease can also be responsible for alignment issues with your teeth. As the gums become more inflamed and infected, teeth can loosen in the socket, and their alignment can become gradually altered.

If you are looking for solutions for your misaligned teeth, be sure to call one of our Lyon’s Orthodontics offices in El Dorado Hills or Fair Oaks. We offer a range of orthodontic solutions that will improve your smile! We offer traditional braces, lingual braces, retainers, Invisalign, and more! Our Lyons Orthodontics team wants to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted! Visit Dr. Tim Lyons for a free no-obligation consultation!

Is Invisalign for Me?

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Is Invisalign for me - Lyons OrthodonticsInvisalign clear aligners have become more popular over the years. Thanks to dental technology, more and more people are able to achieve a better and brighter smile because of Invisalign. So you’re probably wondering, “Is Invisalign for me?” Our team of experts, including Dr. Tim Lyons, is here to answer some of the questions you may have about this type of treatment.

People Who Want Alternatives to Traditional Teeth Straightening Methods

Are you concerned about the appearance and feel of wire braces in your mouth? Look no further than Invisalign. This form of orthodontic treatment uses nearly invisible plastic aligners to move your teeth to the ideal positions so that at the end of the treatment, you have a beautiful and confident smile!

Are you a teen or an adult who is concerned that their orthodontic treatment will make you stick out like a sore thumb? Worry no more! Invisalign allows you to adjust the position of your teeth without drawing any attention to your smile. The aligners used are clear, and no one will be the wiser when you flash a full smile with these discreet devices hardly visible.

These clear aligners come in a set, which you’ll have to change out every so often until you complete your treatment. Is that a simple way to get your perfect smile, or what!

People Who Are Particular About Being Treated by Experienced Orthodontists

At Lyons Orthodontics, it’s never transactional. It’s always relational. We truly value our patients’ experience, which is why we offer FREE consultations. Our team will recommend the most appropriate course of orthodontic treatment for you and your needs. Dentists in El Dorado Hill, CA have grown to trust that if they refer their patients to us, we will deliver the highest quality of care possible.

You can count on our professional opinions at Lyons Orthodontics to let you know if traditional braces or Invisalign are best for you. Regardless of the treatment option you choose, we’ll deliver the smile you deserve. We gladly offer Invisalign to patients with a wide array of orthodontic issues. So Invisalign treatment shouldn’t be an issue as long as you can benefit from this treatment. If you’re interested in starting your Just Smile journey, give us a call and we’ll set you up for your free consultation.

People Who Live Active Lives

Our Lyons Orthodontics family understands that you shouldn’t have to put your life on hold just because you want to improve your smile. If you live an active lifestyle between work, family, friends, and sports, Invisalign treatment won’t slow you down. You’ll only have to visit our office every 6-8 weeks or when necessary. 

How is that even possible? As already mentioned, our team carefully takes impressions and measurements upon which customized aligners are made for you. You’ll take care you set of aligners, the instructions on how to use them, and anything else you may need to achieve during your Just Smile journey. Just come in as scheduled and we will check and confirm that everything is progressing as planned and you will be out of the office in no time.

Still Have Questions?

Don’t hesitate to reach out to Dr. Tim Lyons or any of the Lyons Orthodontic team in Folsom or El Dorado Hill, CA to have all your queries answered so that you can get your new smile in a few short months. Talk to us about your insurance plan and we will help you to determine whether it will cover the treatment. At the end of it all, our team is all about giving you the opportunity to simply smile, so let us do what we do best!