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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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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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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?

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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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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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?

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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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 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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