Crowded Teeth An Overview
Crowded teeth, or malocclusion, is a very common teeth alignment problem that Hendrix Orthodontics sees often. When there is no more room for your teeth to grow properly, twisting and displacing of teeth will occur causing your teeth to appear crowded. For many people, this can be a reason not to smile. Feeling embarrassed about your smile due to crowded teeth is treatable with orthodontic treatment. There are several reasons a patient may have crowded teeth including:
- Having extra teeth
- Losing a primary tooth to soon or too late
- Abnormal growths
- Jaw displacement
- Significantly different teeth sizes
- Dental trauma
- Cleft lip or palate
Hendrix Orthodontics has two convenient orthodontists office in West Grove, PA and Kennett Square, PA. Dr. Jeff Hendrix is an AAO certified orthodontist who treats children and adult patients with crowded teeth and other common and advanced orthodontic concerns. Dr. Hendrix has mastered the skills required to manage tooth movement and guide facial development. Dr. Hendrix works with patients to build comprehensive orthodontic treatment plans and offers early intervention and phased treatment for growing smiles.
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Crowded Teeth What to Expect
Correcting and treating your crowded teeth is important because, if left untreated, it can cause many oral health issues. Crowded teeth can increase a patient’s risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, and complex bite conditions such as TMJ. Treating these oral health issues can be costly, time consuming and painful. Treating crowded teeth at any age provides patients with a more comfortable bite. Ideally, it’s best to treat crowed teeth while still young to reduce the need for dental intervention as the child ages.
We offer a full range of orthodontic treatment options for correcting crowded teeth at Hendrix Orthodontics in Kennett Square, PA and West Grove, PA. Dr. Hendrix will first develop a custom treatment plan involving procedures appropriate for your individual situation and goals. He will determine your treatment plan depending on the severity of the teeth crowding.
Removing one or more teeth may be a necessary first step in the most severe cases. Some patients just simply have too many teeth causing the crowding. This will be followed by aligning the remaining teeth with Invisalign® or traditional braces.
Dr. Hendrix is an Invisalign provider for patients who want to align their teeth without the stigma of metal braces. Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible. Invisalign allows patients to comfortably and discreetly straighten teeth without the symptoms often associated with metal braces. Invisalign clear aligners makes receiving orthodontic treatment as an adult a discreet and comfortable process without interfering with your professional or social life.
Braces are an effective treatment for crowded teeth. They work by moving them into proper alignment. Braces are much smaller and more efficient at moving teeth than in past years. The wires currently used are made of “high tech” alloys of nickel, titanium, copper, and cobalt.