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What is crowding?

Disruption of teeth is one of the most common dental problems, which is called crowding. Crowding is one of the types of irregular teeth that dentists in Canada deal with. Crowding will cause problems and overcrowding of the teeth, followed by the inability to maintain proper oral and dental hygiene and gum disease, bleeding gums, wear and tear of the teeth. This disorder occurs when there is no proper fit between the space required for tooth growth and the space between the dental arch, or the desired space for tooth growth is too much. The degree of abnormality of the teeth is diagnosed by an orthodontist. If the teeth are spaced, the person has a diastema. If the teeth are on top of each other, the person has a problem of crowded teeth. In the following, we will describe the treatment of crowding of teeth.

Types of crowding teeth

Teeth clutter is an important issue that is divided into two categories:

Acquired crowding: In this situation, there is no proper fit between the dental arch and the size of the teeth, and the environmental condition causes a small oral arch. One of the reasons for the reduction of the dental arch may be the premature extraction of milk teeth and the movement of the teeth to the front and the formation of the dental arch. Which shows the importance of preserving milk teeth.

Hereditary crowding: the disproportion between the size of the teeth and jaw and dental arch problems can be hereditary. However, the crowding problem may not exist in the parents, but the person has a small jaw and crowding problem since childhood.

How is the treatment of crowded teeth?

The treatment of crowded teeth depends on several options:

  • Person’s age
  • The amount and intensity of irregular teeth
  • How to position the anterior teeth (front teeth)
  • Examining the position of the upper and lower jaws relative to each other
  • Prominence of the nose, the position of the chin and the thickness of the lips

In some conditions, such as hereditary crowding, the treatment is such that a number of teeth must be extracted, but in some cases, the treatment is also performed without tooth extraction.

Many dental problems from the teenage years can be solved by visiting a pediatric dentist on time, and dental abnormalities can be treated with orthodontic treatment.



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