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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 solutions: 1) orthodontic rx to straighten teeth/jaws w braces 90/95% improvement or clear aligners 40/45% improvement. 2) have teeth reshaped, capped, veneered, bonded, etc. By your dentist 3) best solution: have dentist ; orthodontist provide you w a coordinated treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Out of the three, which one takes longer to fix: widely spaced teeth, really crowded teeth, or crooked teeth?
Consultation needed: Your question is too broad and has insufficient information in order to give you an answer that will be helpful. Each case is different and needs to be evaluated by a personal clinical examination along with x-rays of the teeth. If you have a specific problem or need, i suggest you consult with a general dentist first who can refer you to an orthodontist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Create Space: When orthodontists assess a case, they look at the arch size, tooth sizes, lip support, profile, etc. If you have very crowded teeth, it means you probably don't have enough room in your mouth for all of the teeth. Sometimes space can be created by expanding the arches, thinning the teeth by shaving them a bit, or moving them buccally. Each mouth is different, so your orthodontist knows best 4 u. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Teeth want to drift forward, not back, with or without wisdom teeth. Crowding does not self-correct, it gets worse with age. If front teeth are crowded, ask your dentist to refer you to an orthodontic specialist for discussion of treatment options. You owe it to yourself to at least explore options. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
If you have crowded teeth and you get your wisdom teeth removed will your teeth straighten over time?
Is it normal to have slight movement or wobble in your front teeth when pressure is applied? I have crowded teeth.
Normal movement?: I have had patients say their teeth are loose when in fact there is slight normal movement while others do not seek treatment for very loose teeth with obvious problems. This needs to be seen and evaluated by a trained professional-namely your own dentist. Call and make that appointment so you know for sure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How are children with cavities treated? Our four year old has some very crowded teeth, and has developed a cavity. He has an appointment coming up to have it filled, but i'd like to have some idea of what the process is. Are children that young put all th
It is very common: Although we hate to have young ones have cavities, if they develop them early it is even more important to have them restored. Your family dentist can evaluate how your child is going to do with the procedures, and may suggest a specialist, a pediatric dentist or pedodontist , see your little one. They are amazing in their ability to restore little mouths ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What is the best solution to crowded teeth? I think my teeth are pretty straight and normal, but they are so crowded in the back that i find it almost impossible to floss and end up with a lot of cavities. Is there anything i can have done to make my rear
Sometimes : Sometimes older fillings or crowns or even decay can present a floss tearing situation. If all has been checked and the areas between your teeth are smooth it is possible to lighten the cotacts to allow for easier flossing. If there is truly a crowding situation then orthodontic movement would be necessary. Be sure to try a waxed floss. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers