About Overcrowded Teeth
Overcrowding teeth is a result of a difference between the size of your teeth and the size of your jaw. Your jaw may end up being too narrow for your teeth making it difficult for each tooth to be in perfect alignment with the underlying bones that support your teeth. Early intervention to solve the problem of overcrowded teeth helps in ensuring that it does not lead to a major problem in later years. This dental concern arises in children and in adults and should be treated as early as possible.
The treatments for fixing overcrowded teeth usually depend on the intensity of the problem and the age at which the treatment begins. To ensure that the misaligned teeth are properly fixed, treatments may include the use of the following:
• Braces – Braces help in straightening your teeth and ensuring that you get the perfect smile you have been hoping for. It may involve the extraction of teeth to provide space for your teeth to correct move properly. General oral health is of high importance with braces for which we will work closely with your dentist to ensure your hygiene is up to par.
• Invisalign – This is an invisible form of orthodontic treatment which helps you properly align your teeth without any visibility. If you feel your confidence would suffer from the use of visible braces Invisalign is a great solution for you. Needless to say, oral hygiene is very important in whichever form of treatment you choose.
• Appliances – Many times the use of special orthodontic appliances is recommended at a young age to expand either your lower or upper jaw. An appliance such as an expander will create the much needed space to allow for teeth to shift properly. Ask your orthodontist if this would be a viable option for you or your child.
Making sure you visit an orthodontist as early as possible is the best way of ensuring that overcrowding can be solved with the least intervention. Our consultations at Newmans Orthodontics are complimentary and cover all options that may be suitable for your needs call us today to schedule your own today.