Teeth crowding is quite common. If your bottom teeth are crowded, you may be wondering if it’s a big deal. You may not be concerned because your bottom teeth are not as noticeable as your front ones.
You should understand that even if your bottom crowded teeth aren’t obvious, they can lead to serious complications down the road. They can make it difficult for you to eat certain foods or care for your teeth properly. In addition, they can cause tooth enamel to fade over time and increase your risk for periodontal disease.
Here at Gladwell Orthodontics, we suggest that anyone with crowded teeth seek treatment as soon as possible. Regardless of whether this issue bothers you, it needs to be corrected to save you pain, discomfort, headaches, and thousands of dollars down the road.
After evaluating your teeth and gums, Dr. Jason Gladwell will likely recommend traditional metal braces or Invisalign to resolve your teeth crowding. In the event your crowding case is mild, he may suggest a retainer with activated springs. If you do require a retainer, be sure to wear it consistently.
Aside from these orthodontic treatments, Dr. Gladwell will suggest that you refrain from any habits that put force on your teeth. Some examples of these habits include sucking your thumb or fingers or holding a pencil in between your teeth.
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For more information on how to get rid of crowded teeth, schedule an appointment at our office today by calling (919) 453-6325.