Do you or your child have crowding of teeth? This can be worrisome if you want to avoid complications with your oral health. To learn about why this concern should be addressed by an orthodontist, please keep reading.
If you would like to get in for a free consultation, or you would like to set one up for your child who is dealing with crowded teeth, please give us a call. We have five locations in WNY to offer help to many communities that need quality care.
What is Crowding of Teeth?
Teeth can be crowded for a few reasons. They may be cramped for space or have grown in improperly. This can cause them to grow twisted and out of alignment. You may experience misalignment with crowding. That might mean that your teeth do not meet comfortably when you bite down.
Your top teeth are supposed to cover just the tops of your bottom teeth. Your molars should rest in line when you bite down. Unfortunately, when you have crowded teeth, you are likely to need orthodontic intervention to correct your bite, among other issues.
This is an incredibly common issue that many people experience because of the way their teeth grow in. When children can make it to our WNY orthodontists before the crowding becomes a serious problem, we can help with orthodontic treatment to correct their crowding issues.
Adults who have had crowding issues for a long time are more at risk of complications related to their crowded teeth. Keep reading to learn more about what issues someone can face if they do not get their crowded teeth fixed.
Why Crowding of Teeth Needs to Be Fixed
You may be wondering how you can benefit from orthodontic care to address your crowded teeth. There are a few things that you should be concerned about if you or your child has crowded teeth.
First, if your teeth are crowded, it is going to be much harder to keep your teeth clean of food residue. When you cannot get the floss between your teeth or you cannot brush the full surface of your tooth because it is covered by its neighboring tooth, that can be a problem.
You are at an increased risk of cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease when you have crowded teeth.
When your teeth are crooked and crowded, it is likely that you are dealing with bite alignment issues as well. This can lead to TMJ problems.
Lastly, when you have crowded teeth, it can make for a very unattractive smile. This reason alone may have you eager to get to the orthodontist.
Call Our WNY Orthodontists Today
If you are worried about your child’s or your own crowding of teeth, it is time to reach out to our WNY orthodontists today. We have been helping Western New York get the orthodontic care that they need to address health issues like this.
If you want to set up a free consultation for your child or for yourself to talk about treatment options, please give us a call right away.
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