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Are Crowded Teeth A Health Risk Or Just Cosmetic Problem
Why do my crowded teeth hurt? My teeth have been crowded for years and all of a sudden they have started hurting and i get headaches and i've started having seeing problems. I also can't tilt my head in a certain direction otherwise i can't see. And i sud
May be coincidental: Crowded teeth will get more crowded w time, making it harder to clean. May have damage to bone/gums. May have worn or fractured teeth. So see your dentist and ask for referral to orthodontist to deal w malocclusion. There may be connection between malocclusion and headaches (tmj), but vision and postural problems are not due to crowding. So also see your physician. See both. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Due to rickets I have bow legs and crowded teeth? Is it possible I have another problem of bone such as rib cage. Now I am 2 yrs female.
That's best: The best way to treat crowded teeth is to put them where they belong. Please consult with a qualified orthodontic specialist to see if "straightening" is right for you, and if so what would be the best appliance. A compromise would be to try to make the teeth look straight by doing restorative treatment. To do so means reshaping teeth now, and then a lifetime of upkeep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Studies say NO: This is a controversial subject in orthodontic circles. Multiple studies indicate no relation between wisdom teeth and lower incisor crowding. An exquisite study done at ohsu by kaplan et. Al. Studied 1000 patients and found no correlation. Little et al. Found that lower incisor crowding is due to overbite deepening causing lower incisor crowding with age, starting in the early 20's. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Invisalign: Invisalign and other similar competitors have a method of straightening teeth with out braces. This option is very popular with adults. No food restrictions, no braces that show, easy to brush your teeth. There are some limitations as compared with braces. Check with an orthodontist to see what your options are. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers