Overcoming Untidy Tooth Structure?
Hello, u003cbr u003eI am 28 years old, and I have an untidy tooth structure. I have 2 canines stacked up on top, 2 canines also piled up below, and some teeth are angled out of place. However, so far I have not felt any disturbing complaints such as pain or other problems. U003cbr u003e u003cbr u003eMy question is, can this untidy dental structure have the potential to cause health problems in the future (apart from aesthetics)? Should I ‘straighten’ my teeth from now on or wait for complaints later?
Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Teeth that are not tidy often make a person uncomfortable because they are not aesthetically pleasing. But apart from that, there is no condition that is absolutely a bad result of untidy teeth. Potential problems that may arise are disruption in chewing, compressed nerves causing pain, and the potential for food scraps to get stuck which can lead to plaque buildup and tooth decay.
But again, these things may or may not happen, depending on the condition of each person's teeth. If it is not too messy, it may not interfere with the chewing function and a person can still chew food comfortably. Likewise about the snagging of food scraps, if the person can still regularly treat their teeth with mouthwash and dental floss, dental hygiene can still be maintained.
So in conclusion, if you don't have any complaints now, it doesn't matter if you don't rush your teeth. However, because we also do not see the condition of your teeth directly, you should still check with the dentist to be more certain. So, hopefully it answers your question.