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Crooked Teeth

Everyone has a unique smile, some hide it away due to crooked or crowded teeth

Crooked or crowded teeth are known by dentists or orthodontic specialists as malalignment. Everyone’s situation and teeth are different, the treatment available to you will vary depend on your mouth. Orthodontics, Invisalign®, crowns or veneers are some of the treatments available.

Symptoms of crooked teeth

Each set of crooked or crowded teeth can be different, cases vary from mild to severe. Often the severe cases are easier to notice and can be obvious to see when you smile. Malalignment can impact on the function of your mouth, including the following symptoms:

  • Plaque build up
  • Tooth decay and gum disease
  • An overbite or underbite
  • Jaw pain and headaches

Causes of crooked teeth

There are many contributing factors when it comes to the cause of crooked or crowded teeth, these include:

  • Genetics
  • Accidents
  • Thumb sucking
  • Poor oral health
  • Dental disease

We recommend talking to your Maven dentist early to discuss potential issues and available treatments.

Treating crooked teeth

Crooked or crowded teeth or an abnormal bite can be adjusted with several different treatment methods. Your dentist may recommend orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth. The type you decide on will depend on a few contributing factors such as;

  • Condition of your teeth
  • Severity of your problem
  • Budget
  • Timeline to achieve

Some of the available treatments include:

What's Next?

Learn more about some possible treatment options with your local Maven Dental practice. We recommend you book an appointment with a dentist to further discuss and provide expert advice on getting the best treatment options to help you achieve great oral health and the smile you have been dreaming of!


The cost of straightening crooked teeth will vary depending on your teeth and the treatment plan to align them. Contributing factors can include treatment goals, length of treatment and your current teeth structure. Your dentist or orthodontist will recommend a treatment option best suited to you and give you an estimate of the price and payment options during your consultation visit. We accept a wide range of payment methods and have plenty of flexible pay later financial options including Afterpay and 18 months Interest-Free*.

It doesn’t hurt to fit braces to your teeth. You may experience discomfort of pressure for the few days that follow each adjustment appointment. This is completely normal and is a sign that the braces are moving your teeth into their straighter position. Your mouth will soon adjust to the braces and the symptoms should improve. Your dentist or orthodontist specialist can advise you about ways to manage getting used to wearing braces.

Absolutely! They are definitely not just for young teenagers. There are several ways that you can straighten your crooked teeth, including traditional braces or even Invisalign which uses clear, comfortable and removable aligners to gradually move your teeth. Talk to your dentist or orthodontist for the advice on ways to straighten your teeth.

Often you will seek orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth and enhance your smile. However other reasons include the teeth becoming difficult to clean and keep healthy. A crowed mouth can contribute to oral conditions causing tooth decay, and gum disease.

We understand that some people feel anxious about visiting the dentist.  At Maven Dental, we work hard to make you feel comfortable and to create environments that feel safe and welcoming.  We also believe that communication is key and invite you to share any concerns you may have prior or upon arrival.

While everyone is different, we’ve created a list of tips that can help to reduce anxiety related to dentist visits – read more.