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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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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


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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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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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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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

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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


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