Crowded teeth are a type of malocclusion of teeth that leads to serious dental health complications. Teeth may not be able to perform vital functions due to crowding. Improper jaw structure or alignment, frequent use of pacifiers, thumb sucking, tumors or poor dental care may result in crowded teeth. Symptoms are:
• Misalignment of teeth
• Altered facial appearance
• Speech problems
• Discomfort while chewing or biting
• Frequent biting of cheeks or tongue
HOW IS CROWDED TEETH DIAGNOSED?
Routine dental examination can help in diagnosing the condition. Dentistry x-rays can be used to further investigate and identify the affected teeth. Once detected, the condition is then classified based on its severity.
HOW IS CROWDED TEETH TREATED?
The treatment for this issue can be done with the help of installation of braces that can align the teeth or even tooth extraction which can correct the overcrowding. Reshaping and bonding can also help in proper treatment.
DID YOU KNOW?
This condition may be caused due to a cleft lip or palate.