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Crooked and misaligned teeth are common among both children and adults, and w they can add character and charm to your smile, the choice to straighten them is entirely up to you.

If you’re content with the distinctive nature of your teeth, there’s no pressure to seek realignment. However, if appearance or functionality is a concern of yours, realignment options are available. At Kedron Family Dental, we offer Invisalign and veneers to help realign teeth where braces are not necessarily needed.

What causes crooked teeth?

Crooked teeth are a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Here are some common causes:


The main contributing factor in the development of crooked teeth is usually genetics. If parents or family members have had crooked teeth or orthodontic issues, there is a higher likelihood that you may experience similar dental conditions.

Jaw Size and Shape

Differences in jaw size or shape can cause misalignment. If your jaw is too small to accommodate all your teeth, crowding may occur, causing them to become crooked.

Early Childhood Habits

Certain childhood habits, such as thumb-sucking, prolonged pacifier use, or tongue thrusting, can put pressure on the developing teeth and contribute to misalignment.

Missing or Extra Teeth

Extra teeth or missing teeth can affect the alignment of neighbouring teeth, leading to crookedness.

Trauma or Injury

Accidents or injuries to the face or mouth during childhood or adulthood can result in tooth movement.

Orthodontic Issues

If you have an underbite, overbite, or crossbite then this can contribute to crooked teeth. These issues may be related to the position of the jaw or misalignment of the dental arches.

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What can be the consequences of crooked teeth?

Beyond cosmetic concerns, there are some risks associated with misaligned teeth, impacting overall well-being. These are listed below:

Oral Hygiene Challenges

Cleaning crooked teeth can pose a challenge, as misalignments create tight spaces that are difficult to reach with a toothbrush and floss. This can lead to plaque buildup, cavities, and an increased risk of gum disease.

Periodontal Problems

Crooked teeth may contribute to periodontal issues, as misalignments can create pockets where bacteria accumulate. This may lead to gum inflammation and potential infections.

Speech Difficulties

Serious misalignments can impact speech by causing challenges in pronunciation and articulation.

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders

Crooked teeth may contribute to TMJ disorders, leading to jaw pain, headaches, and difficulty chewing.

Increased Risk of Tooth Wear

Crooked teeth can result in abnormal wear patterns, potentially causing premature wear and tear on specific teeth.

What are my options for straightening my teeth?

Several options are available for straightening teeth depending on what may best suit your preferences, lifestyle, and orthodontic needs. Some common options include:

Invisalign: Clear aligners are custom-made, removable trays that gradually move teeth into alignment. They are nearly invisible, comfortable, and suitable for mild to moderate misalignments.

Veneers: Through the application of thin porcelain shells onto the front surface of teeth, veneers adeptly conceal minor misalignments, giving the impression of a straighter smile.

Traditional Braces: Traditional braces are effective for various orthodontic issues and are adjusted periodically by the orthodontist. Should braces be needed, our clinic can provide a referral to an orthodontist.

What our patients say

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On my recent visit I took my little boy for his first dental experience. The staff were wonderful and hygienist Alex did an amazing job of making him feel comfortable and ensuring he had an enjoyable experience. He had no complaints and even talks about when we will go back to the dentist. As my dental experience as a child was terrible, I could not recommend Alex and the team highly enough for a visit for children to make them comfortable and a positive experience.

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I went for a routine check up and clean as a new customer to the practice. From checking in (Abby) to the clean (Dr Chantal and Kian), everyone was very professional and thorough. A very comprehensive assessment was made and a meticulous clean was provided by Dr Chantal. Overall great dental experience and I will be back.

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I am a white knuckle dental patient (a product of school mobile dental care back in the 1960’s) I had a crown installed all in one visit today (less than 3 hours). Totally painless. All staff were wonderful and highly empathetic to my issues. The practice is highly recommended, which is why I have been a patient at Kedron for the last 15 years.

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I would definitely recommend Kedron family dental. The staff are first class.
Despite my fears, they definitely were calm and collected. Which helped me be calm too. I really appreciate the work of Dr Pj and assistant Gemma.
First class!! Thank you!!

Google Review

I have been going to Kedron Family Dental for a while now and such positive experiences so far at the practice. Dr Chantal and the dental assistants that work there are fantastic - professional and takes good care of your oral health. I would keep going back despite having moved to the other side of the river :))

Google Review

Elwynn has been my dentist for many years, and without a doubt is one of the best! Extremely professional and knowledgeable; but where he is really ahead of the rest, is the care and explanation he provides throughout any treatment or examination. Great to have him in the Brisbane area!

Where to find us

Kedron Family Dental

1/138 Gympie Rd,
Kedron QLD 4031, Australia

Tel: (07) 3357 9600

Public Transport
The clinic is conveniently located just a 2-minute walk from Stop 25- Leckie Road on the busy 370 bus route. Free on-site parking available.


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