Many people think orthodontic treatment is only needed for “crooked” teeth. But what about crowded teeth?
Crowded teeth occur when teeth are running out of space and start pressing together in a disjointed way, reducing the amount of space between them.
Crowded teeth are a common problem in both adults and children.
Treating crowded teeth while young is ideal, as it leads to less dental intervention later in life. If left untreated, crowded teeth can lead to a severely crooked dental profile as the teeth continue to shift and move in front of and behind one another. But that’s not the only reason to fix crowded teeth; crowding can cause other serious dental health problems as well.
Teeth crowding can become much more than a cosmetic problem. If left untreated it can result in many serious short-term and long-term dental health issues.
Here are just a few reasons to consider treating crowded teeth before they lead to more serious problems:
So, what can be done to fix crowded teeth?
Treatments range from minor intervention with a removable appliance to possibly needing months or years of braces treatment. In extreme cases, corrected crowded teeth may require the removal of one or more teeth. The most effective way to treat your teeth crowding problem depends on how severe your crowding is and your age when starting treatment.
Possible teeth straightening treatments include:
If you would like a consultation to examine your crowded teeth and establish a plan for treatment, Kimbrough Orthodontics in Kingwood, TX, is here to help! Give us a call now at 281-358-8551