When there is a significant difference between the size of your teeth and the size of your jaw, you may have overlapping or crowded teeth. Crowded teeth signify that your jaw is too small for your teeth or your teeth are too large. There are several other factors that may lead to crowded teeth including:
- Reverse swallowing
- Tongue thrusting
- Mouth breathing
In addition to making you feel self-conscious, crowded teeth can lead to jaw joint damage as well as gum disease. Fortunately, there are a variety of solutions for crowded teeth. If you visit Dr. Jason Gladwell about your crowded teeth, he will take the severity of your crowding, your age, and your lifestyle.
Some of the most common treatments for crowded teeth available here at Gladwell Orthodontics include:
- Metal Braces: Traditional metal braces can correct crowding and provide you with a stunning smile.
- Invisalign: Just like metal braces, Invisalign can get rid of your crowding in a discreet way. With Invisalign, you’ll be able to remove your aligners to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
- Retainers: Retainers are devices that are comprised of clear plastic and wires and customized to your particular mouth. They can ensure your teeth remain in perfect shape once they’ve been straightened.
There are a number of reasons you should fix your crowded teeth as soon as possible. Doing so can enhance the durability and longevity of your teeth, make cleaning easier, and reduce the risk of cavities and the need of costly treatments in the future.
Contact Gladwell Orthodontics
If you have issues with crowded teeth, you should schedule an appointment at Gladwell Orthodontics today. Call us at (919) 453-6325.