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Teeth are not supposed to grow above each other

It doesn't matter whether you laugh, talk, chew or yawn: Your jaw is constantly moving - together with a series of sinews, muscles and joints. Therefore a misaligned tooth affects much more than "just" the teeth themselves.

Causes


Gaps and missing teeth

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Illustration tooth gaps

Many people only have a gap treated if it interferes aesthetically. Missing teeth quite often give rise to permanent misalignments since surrounding teeth can move into the existing gap. This relocation causes broader recesses in the interdental spaces where plaque tends to form.

Possible consequences

If neighbouring teeth change position, by growing, for example, at an angle into the adjacent gap, long-term misalignment of teeth can result. The possible outcome: Improper strain on the jaw joint which can also affect the head, neck or back areas.

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