Dental alignment problems are extremely common and one of the leading reasons why patients dislike their smile. A combination of genetics, jaw size and the way in which our adult teeth erupt individually means that it is far from normal to have perfectly straight teeth that come together with precision when we close our mouths. Unless you are one of those lucky few people that have naturally straight and aligned teeth, you probably find that you have one or more of the following issues with your teeth: overlapping, crookedness, gaps between teeth and teeth that don’t come together properly when you close your mouth.
If you have ever experienced a dental emergency, you know how stressful it can be. The pain can often be excruciating and the concern about causing long term damage can cause anxiety. However, it is important to remember that you should stay calm. Typically, dental emergencies are nowhere near the severity of a general medical emergency.