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Do I need braces for crowded teeth?

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?

Depends: On the particular case. However the pain is minimal-one dose of Motrin maybe. ...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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Are there ways to fix crowded teeth besides braces?

Are there ways to fix crowded teeth besides braces?

Invisalign: Invisalign is a way to straighten teeth with removable plastic aligners. Talk to your dentist about this. ...Read more

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If you have crowded teeth willthat mean you need braces?

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

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Dental experts! What will happen if I have crowded teeth but get braces without extracting my teeth?

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

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I am getting braces for kind of crowded teeth! Please help! What to expect?

I am getting braces for kind of crowded teeth! Please help! What to expect?

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

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How many teeth ned to be pulled if I have crowded teeth. And am getting braces?

How many teeth ned to be pulled if I have crowded teeth. And am getting braces?

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

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Can invisalign braces straighten adult crooked and crowded teeth?

Can invisalign braces straighten adult crooked and crowded teeth?

Maybe: Depends on the level of crowding. I would discuss with an orthodontist ...Read more

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I have very crowded teeth and a large overbite. What is the process of getting braces?

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

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Docs can you explain, is power chain (dental braces) can help to push the crowded teeth forward?

Docs can you explain, is power chain (dental braces) can help to push the crowded teeth forward?

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

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Have semi crowded teeth and I want braces or invisalign, do I need to get some removed beforehand?

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

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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.

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

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How do you fix crowded teeth?

How do you fix crowded teeth?

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

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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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What can you do about a high palate and crowded teeth?

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

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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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Will I be able to get invisalign if I have crowded teeth?

Will I be able to get invisalign if I have crowded teeth?

In some cases, yes: Invisalign is a possible treatment option for the improvement of crowded teeth. However, not every orthodontic case can be treated with this method. Consult your orthodontist for treatment options. ...Read more

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Am I still eligible for invisalign if I have crowded teeth?

Am I still eligible for invisalign if I have crowded teeth?

Yes: Yes that is one of the things invisalign can fix as invisalign are clear braces. Of course every situation is different and it depends on how crowded your teeth are, as invisalign does have limitations in severe cases. ...Read more

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What are some options for correcting crowded teeth?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Crowded teeth?

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

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How do you get tartar buildup off of crowded teeth?

How do you get tartar buildup off of crowded teeth?

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

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I have overbite and crowded teeth. What can fix this?

I have overbite and crowded teeth. What can fix this?

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

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Will it hurt to have a crowded teeth expander put in?

Will it hurt to have a crowded teeth expander put in?

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

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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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Crowded teeth pushing lateral incisors backwards. What should I do?

Crowded teeth pushing lateral incisors backwards. What should I do?

Orthodontics: Orthodontics will correct crooked teeth. You can look into having invisible aligners or standard braces. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have crowded teeth, will I get teeth taken out?

Can you tell me if I have crowded teeth, will I get teeth taken out?

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

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Need some help with crooked crowded teeth how do I make it straight?

Need some help with crooked crowded teeth how do I make it straight?

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 more

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What should someone with an overbite and crowded teeth do to make them than before?

What should someone with an overbite and crowded teeth do to make them than before?

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

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Will wisdom teeth removal help straighten crowded teeth?

Will wisdom teeth removal help straighten crowded teeth?

Definitely, No: Removing wisdom teeth will not do anything to help relieve the crowding. See an orthodontist for consultation and treatment. ...Read more

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Would invisalign work for someone with an overbite and crowded teeth?

Would invisalign work for someone with an overbite and crowded teeth?

Possibly: Invisalign can address these issues, depending on your case. You should consult an orthodontist to understand if you are a good candidate. ...Read more

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Will my crowded teeth shift & spread apart after wisdom tooth removal?

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

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Is it possible solutions for crowded teeth instead of premolar extractions?

Is it possible solutions for crowded teeth instead of premolar extractions?

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

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I have an overbite, and crowded teeth. Would invisalign be a good option for me?

I have an overbite, and crowded teeth. Would invisalign be a good option for me?

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

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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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