4400 Jenifer St. NW #340 Washington, DC 20015

Contact Us (202) 686-9100

What To Know: Crooked Teeth Affects More Than Your Smile

Crooked teeth can be the root of the cause of several severe health issues including halitosis, tooth damage, and overcrowding.

You may be under the impression that crooked teeth are simply a cosmetic issue and there are more important things in life to deal with first. However, we can assure you that if you ignore your crooked teeth, that you will pay for it later with money and time in our office correcting issues. Taking a proactive approach to your dental care is important. Dr. Andrew Cobb and our dental care team can evaluate your teeth and build a personalized treatment plan.

Problems Caused By Crooked Teeth

Difficulties Keeping Your Teeth Clean

Everything is harder to clean when something is crooked or overlapping. The same thing goes for your teeth as they are very difficult to clean when they are overlapping or crooked. Also, food and other debris are more likely to get stuck in between your teeth, prompting your teeth to be subject to tooth decay ultimately leading to cavities.


Crooked teeth again are harder to clean, meaning that you will be able to clean some of your teeth effectively; this may lead to discoloration on the surface of the teeth.


Halitosis is just another word for bad breath. But this isn’t the kind of bad breath that you can fix with a piece of gum or mouthwash. Halitosis can only be addressed by a highly trained dentist. Understanding the underlying cause of halitosis can help you get a step closer to the treatment you need.

Risk Of Injury

Crooked teeth are more susceptible to chips and fractures than straight teeth. When the biting surfaces of the teeth do not come together properly, the pressure when biting down is unevenly distributed; this can lead to chips, fractures, and cracks on the teeth.

Treating Crooked Teeth in Washington, DC

If you would like to learn more about crooked teeth visit our Washington, DC, dentist office. Dr. Cobb can walk you through your treatment options and determine if they are right for your needs. To schedule an appointment, call (202) 455-0901 or request an appointment online.