I don't want to say:
Although his top teeth were straight, his bottom row of teeth were crooked.
Is there a different/stronger verb I could use in place of "were" to describe the setting of his (Gustafa's) teeth?
I could reword this sentence if need be, I'm in the self-editing stage and I don't want to use was/were unless I have to – I'm sure there's a more fitting word here I can use – as long as it doesn't sound too formal or forced.
I also don't want to sound like a jerk and say "jutted".