Crooked teeth in children

Primary teeth, like permanent teeth, can be tilted.

Sometimes in children, due to lack of space or small upper and lower jaws, there is not enough space for teeth to grow, so the tooth comes out of the unusual path and grows in the wrong direction.

Having crooked baby teeth does not mean that your baby will have permanent crooked teeth. However, if there is not enough space for the teeth to grow, you should expect your child’s permanent teeth to become crooked. When the mouth is small, there is less space for the teeth to grow and position, which allows the teeth to move from where they need to.

Crooked jaws can also lead to crooked teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Humans today typically have smaller jaws because the foods that humans use today are more soft and processed and require less chewing than the foods our early ancestors ate.

One of the main causes of severe tooth tilting is an accident. Some accidents that occur to the face, such as a blow to the jaw or mouth, can lead to tooth tilting. Poor teeth and nutrition noted

Some bad habits such as sucking on a finger or tools and toys in childhood can cause the baby’s baby teeth to be tilted. Becoming a child’s tooth.

Inheritance and genetics

Genetics is one of the main causes of children’s crooked teeth. In fact, it can be said that the patterns of teeth in the mouth and jaw are inherited from our parents and we cannot have any control over it.

If one or both parents have crooked teeth, it is likely that the child will not have regular teeth either. If you inherit crooked teeth from your parents, you may even have more problems with crooked teeth than your parents.


When the normal alignment of the teeth and jaw is disturbed, it is said that a person has occlusion. The most common types of malocclusion are overbite and underbite. If the child has an orbital problem, the front teeth of the upper jaw protrude relatively far from the front teeth in the lower jaw. If the child has an underbite, the lower jaw teeth will be in front of the upper jaw.

Complications of tilting a child’s teeth

Problems that crooked teeth cause for the child are:

Periodontal disease

Decreased self-confidence

Speech problems

Excessive wear

Difficulty chewing food

If we do not pay attention to crooked teeth and do not treat them, it can lead to gum disease. Gum disease occurs when the bacteria inside the gums become plaque. Crooked teeth are difficult to clean, so if the gums are not properly placed around the tooth, more bacteria will grow on it, leading to decay.

Treatment of crooked teeth in children

To treat abnormalities or crooked teeth in children, the type of abnormality must first be diagnosed. Methods such as X-rays, photography, impressions, models and computers can be used to diagnose abnormalities.

Ordinary photography can also be used to detect these connections. The impression made by the patient’s teeth as a result of the pressure of the patient’s teeth on a soft material is also used to model the teeth.

After diagnosing the type of abnormality, the correct treatment option is selected. Sometimes only a temporary clip is needed, and in other cases, such as severe overbite or underbite, surgery is needed. But in most cases, braces are the main treatment option.