Wisdom teeth are extracted to correct an actual problem or to prevent problems that may come up in the future.
The removal of wisdom teeth are usually effective in preventing gum disease, tooth decays and crowding of the back teeth.
In most cases, the recovery period lasts only a few days. Pain relief medications and after care will be prescribed by our dentists to help speed up healing.
The jaw arches can grow to be too small or too large for the teeth so they are crowded or spaced out. Abnormal muscular habits such as mouth breathing can affect the growth of the jaws too.
For those of you who have worn braces before, teeth might get crooked again because of the tightening of the lips, growth of wisdom teeth and lack of retention.
Invisalign can predictably straighten moderately crowded or spaced teeth. Braces (metal or ceramics) works efficiently for more severe mal-aligned teeth.
If you do not wish to go through long orthodontic treatment, porcelain or composite veneers can be done to mask crooked, short teeth.
Apart from not having a confident smile, periodontal problems might develop later in life if teeth are crooked with “plaque traps” and tricky to clean.
This is usually a chronic problem that results in gums and bone loss in the long term. There can also be premature wear of enamel if teeth are not in ideal occlusion.