A crooked bite is often associated with a crooked jaw. Upper and lower midlines do not line up, cross bites and scissors bites are common features with crooked bites.
The crooked bite maybe caused by a real skeletal imbalance of the face with one side being longer or bigger but it may also be caused by a functional shift in the jaw due to teeth that are crooked or weirdly angled. This causes a premature contact on the crooked tooth when a patient bites down and they have no choice but to shift the jaw to a side so that all the teeth can touch.
A growing child with a developing crooked bite should quickly be seen by our Specialist Orthodontist in order to apply Interceptive Orthodontics or Growth Modification to nip problems in the bud.