When your jaw is too small for your teeth, it can lead to crowding. Crowded teeth occur due to overlap in your teeth, either they’re pushed forward, backward, or twisted in a different direction due to a lack of space in the mouth. This can make sense conceptually as if there is not enough room for something to grow, the likeliness of overlap increases. Unfortunately, when this phenomenon happens in the mouth, it can be painful and difficult for people to partake in daily activities. In order to live more comfortably, crowded teeth treatment should be considered as soon as signs and symptoms emerge. This typically happens when patients are younger because that is the time when your permanent teeth start growing in fully, and the sooner we can address crowded teeth, the easier and less invasive treatment can be. Keep reading further to learn more about crowded teeth treatment options for you or your loved ones.
Signs You Have Crowded Teeth
It is not difficult to diagnose when somebody has crowded teeth, as the effects are very visible. For example, you may have some teeth that protrude ahead of others. The most common teeth to be affected by this are in the front, as they face a lot of pressure. This may lead to a front tooth extending ahead of another, or in extreme cases, it can cause overlap. Overlapping teeth look like one is growing out on top of another, which is not natural. Another sign that you have crowded teeth is if you have extreme discomfort when chewing, often caused by the improper alignment of your teeth. This can lead to a daily struggle, as closing your mouth can be painful. Improper alignment and crowded teeth can cause your gums to swell and lead to frequent biting of the inner cheeks. The sooner you have your crowded teeth looked at by a dentist, the faster you can get back to living a comfortable, normal life. Schedule a free consultation with our orthodontists to learn about crowded teeth treatment and how we can help.
Crowded Teeth Treatment Options
When you first realize you or a loved one is interested in fixing their crowded teeth, it is important to talk to an orthodontist to understand your treatment options. During your consult, they can discuss whether or not you truly have crowded teeth and discuss a crowded teeth treatment plan that works best for you. Depending on the severity of your condition, some options they may offer you include receiving braces, tooth removal, tooth reshaping, and even surgical orthodontics.
First, braces can assist in fixing your crowded teeth because if your crowding is caused by misalignment, using corrective measures can free up space in the mouth. Next, if your issue is caused by having too many teeth for your jaw, removing these extra teeth can open up room for your teeth to spread out naturally. Another option is tooth reshaping. This option is considered if your condition isn’t severe and can be fixed by filing down spaces between the teeth. You’ll have more room in your mouth, allowing for traditional growth. Lastly, one of the last resort options is surgery to alter the jaw position or size. If your teeth themselves aren’t the problem and your crowding is caused by your jaw, this may be the best option for you. Regardless of your condition, you should schedule your free Orthodontists Associates of WNY consultation as soon as possible to discuss an action plan and learn about the crowded teeth treatment options we provide.
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Crowded teeth treatment is always best performed sooner than later, and Orthodontists Associates of WNY is here to help. The longer you put off your consultation, the more issues and pain you’ll have to deal with! Instead, contact us for an appointment for a free dental consultation to discuss a treatment plan for crowded teeth treatment today!
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