This condition can occur because of many factors, such as disease, thumb-sucking, premature loss of teeth, injury, or obstructive tissues, such as the tonsils. While many people have one or two teeth that are not perfectly straight or even a bit crooked, other cases are more severe.
Serious bite problems can lead to premature loss of teeth, destruction of bone structures, speech and eating problems, difficulty in caring for teeth, and premature tooth decay, as well as emotional distress. Left untreated, malocclusions may cause the jaw joints to fall out of alignment, which can lead to chronic headaches or facial and neck pain.
Symptoms That Trigger Orthodontics
If you are unsure whether you need to see an orthodontist, consider the following symptoms as a possible cue to do so: