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Brace 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
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
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
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
Not self correcting: Crooked teeth are harder to clean, tend to wear unevenly, strain the bone/gums that support the teeth, are "lost" more frequently than well positioned teeth, and are unsightly. Why not consult with a qualified orthodontic specialist who can evaluate your malocclusion and talk to you about treatment options. Go find out. ...Read more
Dental experts! What will happen if I have crowded teeth but get braces without extracting my teeth?
Evaluation: An orthodontist will measure the size of your teeth and the size of the bone to support your teeth. If there's enough bone, teen can be straightened without ext factions. If there's a mismatch, extractions may be necessary. Can't put a quart and a half into a quart container. If teeth expanded beyond their bone support they created permanent bone loss. ...Read more
Orthodontist: Make an appointment with a local orthodontist for a consultation. ...Read more
Temporary senitivity: For the first couple of days after the brackets and wires are placed, your teeth may be tender. You may want to take 800 mg of ibuprophen before the appointment and use as needed after for the first few days. Stick to softer foods until your teeth adjust. ...Read more
Up to Orthodontist: The only person to accurately answer this question for you is your orthodontist, as each situation you described is unique to the individual. ...Read more
Maybe: Depends on the level of crowding. I would discuss with an orthodontist ...Read more
See an orthodontist: Having a crowded teeth and a large overbite can make you self-conscious especially when you smile. If you decide you want the orthodontic treatment, see an orthodontist. There are many modalities for adult orthodontics. Proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. ...Read more
Are you confused?: Power chain is not the same as braces, but is used with braces to close spaces and consolidate teeth. Braces including the wires used to move teeth can move the teeth forward to alleviate crowding in certain cases. A qualified orthodontist is in the best position to answer your question and clear up any possible confusion. ...Read more
Have semi crowded teeth and I want braces or invisalign, do I need to get some removed beforehand?
Ortho consult 1st: That will be up to the orthodontist to decide after you have gone for a consultation and all the records taken. This usually includes a complete clinical examination, x-rays, periodontal evaluation and study models. While sometimes it will be obvious to the orthodontist on your initial visit, most of the time the orthodontist needs to carefully evaluate all records before making that decision. ...Read more
I have crowded teeth in my upper jaw. Should I wear braces on both jaws if I have an overbite (60%)? I just want to fix the upper jaw for aesthetics and I have no money.
Get a consult: See an orthodontist to determine your options, costs and best way to correct the problem within your budget. Consider payment plans such as carecredit and the citihealth card. In most cases you have to coordinate both the upper and lower teeth in order to get the best result that will hold up over time. If your car has 4 shot tires, would you only get two replaced? See if you can work out a plan. ...Read more
Get Ortho consult: The dental specialist that deals with tooth and jaw misalignment problems is the orthodontist, and there are many ways to uncrowd. Ask you dentist to refer you for a consultation with an orthodontic specialist. Working together, the orthodontist can create the best possible platform on which your dentist can do any required tooth reshaping. ...Read more
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
Crowded teeth: A high palate is not as much of a concern as a narrow palate; however they often go hand in hand. If the palate is narrow and you are younger than 16-17 then you can expand the palate. Expansion will also help create some room for crowded teeth. Now, there are limitations and you will need to have an exam and consult with an orthodontist to go over options and limitations. ...Read more
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
Yes, but: You will only gain a few millimeters of space. ...Read more
Can veneers be put on crowded teeth? I have very crowded teeth and some of them overlap a tiny bit. Would I still be able to have veneers but on them? .
Basically 3 options.: Sometimes minor crowding can be resolved by expansion, or by enlarging the arch of your teeth. Another option for minor crowding is reducing the size of your teeth by shaving a tiny bit between your teeth. The third option is to remove some teeth when severe crowding is present. ...Read more
Crowded Teeth: Dental crowding results from a discrepancy between tooth size and jaw size. This results in a misalignment of the teeth which is often corrected with orthodontic appliances. ...Read more
Dentist or hygienist: Only a dental professional can get the tarter off. It is pretty much impossible for a patient to scrape it off. After you get them cleaned, you definitely can keep it off with proper care, such as using a power toothbrush and flossing. Straightening the teeth will also make them easier to clean. ...Read more
Orthodontics: Orthodontic treatment (braces) are designed to fix this type of problem. Invisalign is another option for some patients. Ask yourself: how long do I want to keep my teeth. Orthodontic treatment is one way to help ensure longevity of your teeth...Along with good brushing and flossing habits and regular dental checkups. ...Read more
Yes: There will be some discomfort associated with expansion of the upper jaw to correct a crossbite. This is due to the pressure the appliance exerts on the teeth as it is activated to widen the jaw. Also, if the jaw has matured somewhat and the suture that is expanding has some bone in it, separation of the two halves of the upper jaw will cause discomfort until the initial movement has occurred. ...Read more
Crowded teeth: Yes. Crowded teeth are difficult to keep clean and you're more susceptible to periodontal disease. (gum and bone disease). ...Read more
Finite measurements: A qualified Orthodontic Specialist may be able to answer this question for you with just a clinical examination. Has to do with the amount of crowding, along with a whole raft of other factors. You may need to have an Arch Length Analysis done, to compare tooth size to bone size. At 32 you bone has stopper growing (although it will change with time), so see a qualified Orthodontist for opinion. ...Read more
See an orthodontist:
Have your dentist or orthodontist diagnose your malocclusion and advise you of options in your specific situation. Don't be surprised if there are a few different ways of being treated.
All the best... ...Read more
Definitely, No: Removing wisdom teeth will not do anything to help relieve the crowding. See an orthodontist for consultation and treatment. ...Read more
Probably not: They will most likely not get better, but at least the crowding won't get worse. Hence it would still be worthwhile to get them removed. ...Read more
Size of container: Cant put 2 quarts int a 1 quart container. 30% of all orthodontic patients have too much tooth material for the amount of bone they have in their jaws. If such a discrepancy exists, extractions mandatory. If enough bone support exists, rx can be done without extractions. See a qualified orthodontic specialist who does nothing but orthodontic treatment. ...Read more
Certainly...: Invisalign effectively corrects a wide range of dental problems such as mild cases of crooked teeth, protruding teeth to more complicated dental problems like underbite, overbite & other malocclusion issues. Invisalign can also treat the following: gapped teeth, crossbite, open bite, & overly crowded teeth. To make sure if invisalign is an option, check w/ your dentist or orthodontist. ...Read more