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What is the best solution to crowded teeth? I think my teeth are pretty straight and normal, but they are so crowded in the back that I find it almost impossible to floss and end up with a lot of cavities. Is there anything I can have done to make my rear

What is the best solution to crowded teeth? I think my teeth are pretty straight and normal, but they are so crowded in the back that I find it almost impossible to floss and end up with a lot of cavities. Is there anything I can have done to make my rear

Sometimes: Sometimes older fillings or crowns or even decay can present a floss tearing situation. If all has been checked and the areas between your teeth are smooth it is possible to lighten the cotacts to allow for easier flossing. If there is truly a crowding situation then orthodontic movement would be necessary. Be sure to try a waxed floss. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Crowded teeth?

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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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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

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