Crowded teeth and irregular teeth are caused by a disharmony between the size of your teeth and the size of your jaw; your jaw might be too small for your teeth, or your teeth too large.
Other causes of crowded teeth include a cleft lip or palate, having extra teeth or problems as a result of a jaw fracture. There are also a number of factors that can contribute to crowded teeth:
- Tongue thrusting
- Reverse swallowing
- Thumb sucking
- Mouth breathing
- Allergies and asthmas
The problems caused by crowded teeth extend much further than just aesthetics. If your teeth are aligned properly, then they will last a lifetime. If not, you’ll find that you suffer from premature wear, teeth lost from unusual stresses, gum disease and jaw joint damage.
Crowded teeth are a common problem in both children and adults: 3 out of 4 children have incorrectly developing jaws. Treating this at a young age may result in less intervention later on in life.
Our Crowded Teeth Treatment Services and Solutions
Treatment for crowded teeth ranges from simple intervention with a removable appliance, right through to months or years of treatment, or even removal of a tooth altogether. The type of treatment to fix your problem will depend on:
- The severity of your crowding
- The age at which you start treatment
- The cooperation of appliance wear and your oral hygiene
Regardless of the course of treatment suggested for you, it is important that the underlying cause of your crooked teeth is addressed. This may be done through the use of:
- Braces: either with or without extractions to correct your crowding and give you a beautiful harmonious smile. These are the conventional bands and braces you known and seen before.
- Invisalign: an invisible brace system, which enables you to get the smile of your dreams without anyone even knowing you’re wearing braces. It’s the perfect treatment if you’re worried about undergoing orthodontic treatment and having to wear a metal brace.
- Retainers: custom-made devices, made from wires or clear plastic, that hold your teeth in place after surgery or any method of realigning teeth to ensure a long-term straight, sparkling smile.
Why Fix Your Crowded Teeth?
There are a number of reasons to treat your crowded teeth:
- By ensuring that your teeth and their supporting bones are in the correct place, it enhances the durability and longevity of all of your teeth.
- Early intervention may reduce the need for major treatment later in life.
- The procedure assists in correcting the coordination of tooth occlusion and jaws.
- It makes cleaning your teeth much easier, which means less decay and fillings.
- Fixing crowded teeth reduces the likelihood of gum disease.
- Straight, sparkling teeth look better, giving you the confidence to smile once more.
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