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Are crowded teeth a health risk or just cosmetic problem?

Are crowded teeth a health risk or just cosmetic problem?

Crowded teeth: Yes. Crowded teeth are difficult to keep clean and you're more susceptible to periodontal disease. ( gum and bone disease). ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Crowded Teeth (Definition)

Dental crowding results from a discrepancy between tooth size and jaw size. This results in a misalignment of the teeth which is often ...Read more


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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

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 more

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Could crowded teeth make you feel pressure in your face?

Could crowded teeth make you feel pressure in your face?

Yes: Any malrelationship of teeth and/or jaws can trigger signals from your body that something's wrong. Why not go see an orthodontist for initial examination (probably complimentary) and rx suggestions (if warranted). ...Read more

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Do i need braces for crowded teeth?

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 more

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Are braces for crowded teeth painfull?

Are braces for crowded teeth  painfull?

Minimally: The cleaner and healthier the gums around the teeth, the less pain. Think of how uncomfortable it would be to put a shoe on over a swollen foot. Keep gums healthy during ortho rx to minimize pain. ...Read more

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Does having crowded teeth mean you need braces?

Best answer: Best way to fix crowded teeth is to uncrowd them, straighten them, put them where they belong. Ask your dentist to refer you to an orthodontic specialist for an examination. ...Read more

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Will removing wisdom teeth help my crowded teeth?

Will  removing wisdom teeth help my crowded teeth?

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 more

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Are there ways to fix crowded teeth besides braces?

Are there ways to fix crowded teeth besides braces?

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 more

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