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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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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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?

Does having crowded teeth mean you need braces?

Orthodontics: That's one of many indications. There are lots of others. Depending upon the age of the individual and the stage of development, some crowding of teeth may unravel as the jaw grows. The bottom line: it's always best to get an early orthodontic consult. If your an adult, discuss treatment options with a general dentist who may then refer you for an orthodontic consult. ...Read more

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How much does invisalign cost for crowded teeth?

How much does invisalign cost for crowded teeth?

Invisalign: This really depends where you live. Costs vary throughout the nation. In my area it's around $6000 but depends on what's needed. ...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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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