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Does bad tire alignment cause this type of tread wear?

I have a 2007 Toyota Corolla with 25,000 miles on it. I have had the tires rotated every 5,000 miles. In between the last tire rotation I have noticed that one “section” of tread on the tire has worn completely bald while the other two “sections” of tread along with the outermost edge of the tire are still with good tread depth. Also , on the driver’s side tire the worn section of the tire is on the left side and on the passenger side tire the worn “section” is on the right side of the tire. I took it to a tire and wheel place for some advice before I go back to the dealer and they told me that this is caused by the tires being out of alignment. Now I have a set of tires that are worthless at 25,000 miles. Also, its been a while since I have purchased tires and am shocked at how much the price of tires and alignment have gone up. Any input would be appreciated. THANKS