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Crooked teeth, more correctly called malocclusions, have reached epidemic proportions in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, approximately 80 percent of American teenagers are currently undergoing orthodontic treatment. Although advances in orthodontic devices and increased availability of such devices explain part of this increase, it still means there are a lot of crooked teeth in the world.

The theories about what is causing so many crooked teeth range from the ridiculous to the scientific. For years, oral health professionals believed that crooked teeth were an evolutionary result of the change in Western diets from raw, wild foods to soft, processed foods. That theory has since been debunked.

The truth is that crooked teeth can be caused by a number of things. Crooked teeth can be an inherited trait. Parents with crooked teeth and malformed jaws are more likely to have children with malocclusions. Ill-fitting or poorly-executed dental restorations, such as fillings and crowns, can also cause teeth to become crooked. Baby teeth that fall out early, gingivitis, and even a jaw that is too small to accommodate all of a person’s adult teeth are additional causes of crooked teeth. In addition, thumb sucking and the use of a pacifier for too long can contribute to crooked teeth.

What to Do About Crooked Teeth

Fortunately, modern orthodontics offers a number of solutions for crooked teeth. Traditional metal braces are the most popular, though our El Paso, TX office provides a number of clear, aesthetic options as well. If you’re tired of hiding your smile because of crooked teeth, contact our team at JT Orthodontics and set up an appointment. We’ll have you showing off your straight pearly whites in no time!

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Great staff and even better doctor. Recommend it to anybody that wants good work done on their teeth wether it be aligners or braces.


Aldo Escudero


Great staff! Amazing Orthodontist!We’ve been through four rounds of braces at other places and this place is much better! Great prices and probably the best ortho in town. He has 2 locations and we absolutely love the west side location


Deana Estrada


We absolutely love Dr. Teng and both his offices Teams. They have been great and made this journey exciting and easy. Thank you all very much for putting your hearts in your work. My son I are very happy with the results 😁


Esmeralda Villarreal


wonderful experience all around. Dr. Teng has great team full of ambitious people. the place was organized and clean glad i chose this place.


Julian Meneses


Dr. Jesse Teng has a wonderful office filled with skilled and caring practitioners. His technology is off the charts, wands that scan and rotating xray machines. He strives for excellence in everything he does. Assistant Eliana Gonzalez gave outstanding service.


Laurie Marshall


I'm extremely greatful for Dr. Teng and his team. Their kindness and professionalism throughout my treatment has been incredible, and I am greatful for their support during the process of perfecting my smile. Thank you so much!


S Bond


All the staff are very friendly and helpful I’d definitely recommend this establishment to anyone looking to get braces.


Alfred Hernandez


Came in today with Lulu and she was great!!! She definitely made the appointment go go smooth and quick! She is the best at adding new hooks! It is uncomfortable having your mouth open for so long while laying upside down so I appreciate her so much!!!


Alexa


Had an amazing environment and wonderful staff.. never disappointed when I come snd greeted with nothing but good energy.


Victoria Ayala


Lulu work in my braces. They made everything so easy. I received my braces the same day. They are very gentle for those that are apprehensive


Tanya Edwards


Wonderful experience. Lulu was thorough, very knowledgable, and super friendly. As always, Dr. Teng is great and has an awesome staff.


Raq Guz


Dr. Teng and his staff have always been super friendly and helpful to my family and I. Overall very happy with mine and my kids dental treatment with JT orthodontics! Would definitely recommend for anyone looking to get braces or aligners.


Jazmin Fig


Great service! My son has had no complaints about his braces, friendly staff and they provide excellent treatment!


ruben balboa


Dr. Teng and his staff made our kids’ first experience with braces a very positive one. Getting their braces on was easy and seamless and the staff helped our kids be at ease.


Mica Espinoza


I am absolutely pleased with my Invisalign progress with Dr. Teng and his team. I was told at another dentist that Invisalign was not an option for me so i started researching and asking for recommendations. Dr. Teng does a thorough and comprehensive consultation ensuring the success of investment. I highly recommend Dr. Teng for braces and Invisalign.


Heather Vizcaya


After seeing two orthodontics I decided to start my Invisalign journey with JT Orthodontist. I'm currently 7 months into the journey and can start to see the finish line. The staff has been amazing and always answers all my questions. It's a great place!


Ricardo Chaffino


Lulu helped me get back in track with treatment. She was very professional and structured when placing brackets.


Gilberto Morales


As a healthcare professional myself I appreciate the level of expertise and care that Dr. Teng and his staff provided during my Invisalign Treatment. I recommend Dr. Teng to anyone looking for orthodontic treatment. Today was my last day of treatment, Lulu assisted with my removal and it was a wonderful experience. Thank you team for everything, I love my smile and can’t thank you enough for your help in the process!


Hannah Livingston


I just completed my Invisalign treatment with Dr Teng and couldn't be happier. He addressed the issues I was having and my smile is beautiful. Highly recommend!


Chelsea Wolfley

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