The problems with misaligned teeth.

For many people across the UK having misaligned, wonky and crooked teeth is not only embarrassing, but can also have a huge effect on their confidence. For many people this comes down to an appearance issue, after all who doesn’t want a perfect smile. Many imperfections of the teeth can be sorted and corrected through a field in dentistry called dental cosmetics. Dental cosmetic is where your dentist can use various methods such as teeth whitening and dental implants to replace missing teeth, or dental veneers to close unwanted gaps all making the appearance of your mouth much better.brace

However for many people who have misaligned, overcrowded or crooked teeth, these problems are more than just cosmetics and appearance issues. It can actually affect their quality of life, making things like speech and eating difficult. Also people with misaligned teeth are more prone to tooth related diseases and gum disease, this causes stress on the jaw bone and chewing muscles which can cause severe headaches, neck and shoulder pain.

Luckily for people who suffer discomfort and misery due to misaligned and crooked teeth there are many things your orthodontic dentist can do to address these problems. These can include ceramic or metal braces, Lingual braces, orthodontic retainers and bite guards. Although it’s best to seek these kinds of treatments in childhood when facial features such as teeth and jaw structure are still forming, it is also possible for adults to get this corrective treatment.

So what are some of the most common orthodontic problems that can occur when you teeth are misaligned, crooked or overcrowded?

  • Under bite

This is a problem where your bottom set of teeth are too far forward and the upper set of teeth are too far back.

  • Overbite

Like the under bite, but when your upper front set of teeth are too far forward causing them to stick out over your bottom set of teeth.

  • Spacing

This is where spaces or gaps between your teeth can cause irritated gums.

  • Overcrowding

Overcrowding occurs when there are too many teeth for your jaw bone to handle, this leads to your teeth being pushed inwards or outwards.


If you suffer from any of the above its vital you see your orthodontic dentist immediately, as left untreated can cause many problems in the future.

About Beam dental practice

Beam is an established and progressive Specialist Orthodontic practice, providing orthodontic treatment to patients across Tayside, Fife, Perthshire and Angus.

BEAM Orthodontics,

36 South Tay Street,