What Is Teeth Crowding?
Teeth crowding occurs when there isn’t enough room in the mouth for permanent teeth. Since teeth don’t have room to grow, they end up twisting, overlapping, and can become blocked out (impacted) altogether.
What Causes Teeth Crowding?
Crowding of the teeth can be caused by multiple factors, including:
- Premature loss of baby teeth
- Over-retained primary teeth (or those which are fused to the bone)
- Missing teeth
- Extra adult teeth
Why Should I Fix Teeth Crowding?
Crowded teeth can make it more difficult for you to care for your teeth and cause issues such as:
- Tooth decay
- Periodontal breakdown (issues with gums and bone)
- Traumatic occlusion
- Excessive wear of permanent teeth
- Contribute and sustain TMD
- Aesthetic compromises
Left untreated, as the years go by crowded teeth will worsen and cause more issues. Regardless of the root cause of crowding, this is an issue that should be dealt with as soon as possible.
What Is The Best Way To Treat Teeth Crowding?
The best way to deal with crowded teeth is to turn to an experienced orthodontist who can create a plan for correcting your teeth and giving you a functional, beautiful smile. Correcting crowded teeth involves more than just straightening teeth, however. Ensuring that the patient’s bite is remedied is key to any treatment solution and requires the supervision of a certified orthodontist for proper realignment.
The team at Adirondack Orthodontics would be happy to sit down with you, assess your teeth, and come up with a plan for giving you the smile you need and deserve. Whether you need braces or aligners, we will help develop an orthodontic treatment plan that will help correct your crowded teeth.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our locations in the Capital Region. We look forward to providing you with affordable and trusted orthodontic care.