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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. Jeffrey Wint
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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


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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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Does having crowded teeth mean you need braces?

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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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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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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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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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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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