before treatment(fig 3)
Patient after treatment(fig 4)
Why do teeth become irregular?
malocclusions are inherited i.e. they exist at birth and some
are acquired i.e. due to bad habits of a child. Inherited malocclusions
include crowding of teeth, small jaw, extra teeth, cleft palate,
rabbit teeth, buckteeth & other bony deformities of jaw.
malocclusions are caused by thumb or finger sucking, tongue thrusting,
bad lip and tongue habits, mouth breathing due to tonsils or adenoids,
nail biting, premature loss of primary or permanent teeth.
updated on 24-04-2001