Why Do We Have Such Crooked Teeth?

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If you're one of the unlucky individuals who had to endure years of orthodontia, you've probably pondered why our teeth get so crooked, anyway. The answer? There just isn't enough space in the modern human jaw for all of our teeth to fit easily. But, this wasn't always the case. Discover what happened to our smiles in the following video, then learn more about teeth.

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