Not all of us are born with straight rows of teeth as misalignment of teeth can be hereditary. The tooth shape, tooth size, number of teeth and jaw size that we inherit from our parents contribute to the alignment of our teeth.

Nonetheless, other contributing factors for crooked teeth include sucking of the thumb/pacifier when young or mouth breathing.

In this video, Dr May Ling Eide, Dental Surgeon with Postgraduate Training in Orthodontics, shares the types of orthodontic treatments available as well as how one should take care of one’s teeth after orthodontic treatment is completed.

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Share your concerns about your teeth alignment with your orthodontist/dentist. With the help of technology and various orthodontic treatments available, you can achieve the smile that you desire.

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