What is Teeth Crowding?

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Crowded teeth are one of the most common problems and are also considered to be one of the most common types of malocclusion that require orthodontic treatment. Dental or Teeth crowding can be defined as a condition that happens when there is a disproportion between the jaw size and the tooth size, which can cause misalignment of the teeth. When your teeth are too large to fit in the available space of your oral cavity, or you have small bony bases, you can experience early primary tooth loss, or you have a combination of these dental issues, most often than not, you’ll have crowded teeth. This oral condition is generally an inherited trait like your facial features or hair colour.

There are several risks and problems associated with teeth crowding apart from misaligned, crooked or twisted teeth. When you have crowded teeth, maintaining good oral hygiene becomes more difficult, and there is an increased risk of developing cavities and gum disease.

The appearance of your teeth is also affected, which can make you feel self-conscious and affect your self-esteem. Also, crowded teeth can interfere with your bite and may contribute to teeth grinding and even temporomandibular joint pain. In some cases, when there is significant and severe crowding, developing teeth can become impacted, preventing them from coming into the mouth properly or at all.

To learn more about it and orthodontic solutions, contact us at our office or visit us at York Mills Orthodontics in North York. We offer services that can help your teeth crowding problems.

-The York Mills Orthodontics Team

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