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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

May be coincidental: Crowded teeth will get more crowded w time, making it harder to clean. May have damage to bone/gums. May have worn or fractured teeth. So see your dentist and ask for referral to orthodontist to deal w malocclusion. There may be connection between malocclusion and headaches (tmj), but vision and postural problems are not due to crowding. So also see your physician. See both. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Tartar (Definition)

It is plaques that has absorbed minerals from the saliva and has become a hardened (calcified) mass. Usually can only be ...Read more