I have minor crowding on my lower jaw.
I can't afford Invisalign or traditional braces at the moment.
Anyone here know of and tried other methods? I'm thinking of chewing on a piece of wood for 3-5 weeks whenever I'm home alone.
asked byemaN (5)
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on April 14, 2012
at 02:23 AM
Are you a mouth-breather by habit? Mouth-breathers not only sleep with their mouths open (you'll know you're one if you wake up in a puddle of drool every morning), but when concentrating or focusing their attention on something (ie, starting at a computer or doing homework) they tend to have their mouths partly open.
I only ask, because mouth breathing tends to lead to crowding of the teeth. When your tongue is not at rest against your upper palate and spreading out along your lower teeth, this can cause your entire facial and dental structure to grow incorrectly. Your facial features will be elongated and you will have a 'V' shaped upper arch instead of a 'U'-shape. Having a V-shaped palate without proper tongue pressure can cause your teeth grow in crooked and crowded.
Here are some related articles you might want to check out. Most of these are related to children's cases (since this can be corrected at a young age).