A condition in which the teeth are crowded, supposing altered positions such as bunching, overlapping, displacement in various directions. Crowding can cause many problems which need to be corrected by a dentist or an orthodontist.
HOW IS CROWDED TEETH DIAGNOSED?
Dentists may diagnose crowded teeth through physical examination. They may also order for a dental X-ray and teeth impressions for checking the alignment of teeth.
HOW IS CROWDED TEETH TREATED?
Treatment of crowded teeth may be done based on the diagnosis. Some cases may require teeth extraction to make space for the crowded teeth. Braces may be fitted for correcting teeth alignment. Reshaping, recapping, and capping of teeth also may be done to correct teeth alignment. Wires or plates may be used for correcting the jaw bone
DID YOU KNOW?
Early treatment in childhood will reduce the duration of treatment, and also make it less expensive.