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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.

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What are some options for correcting crowded teeth?

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.

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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.

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How can straighten very crowded teeth without removing any teeth?

How can straighten very crowded teeth without removing any teeth?

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.

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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).

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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