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Orthodontic Conditions

Crowded Teeth

Understanding crowded teeth and treatment options.

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Orthodontic Conditions Crowded Teeth

Reviewed By
Dr. Shabnam Zai

3 mins read time

Crowded Teeth: A Common Orthodontic Concern

Do you have overcrowded teeth and feel self-conscious about your smile?  You’re not alone! Crowded teeth are a common orthodontic concern that affects many people.

But the good news is several effective treatments are available to straighten and align your teeth, including fixed braces and Invisalign.

What are Crowded Teeth?

Overcrowding can occur when there isn’t enough room for all the teeth to fit correctly. This can cause teeth to overlap or twist, leading to a misaligned bite and an unflattering smile. Crowded teeth can also be harder to clean, which increases the risk of gum disease and tooth decay.

Straightening Teeth with Fixed Braces

Fixed braces are a traditional and effective orthodontic treatment for crowded teeth. They work by applying small amounts of pressure to the teeth, gradually moving them into their correct position. Fixed braces can be made of metal or ceramic and are attached to the teeth with brackets and wires. They typically require regular visits to the dentist for adjustments and may take a few years to complete.

Fixing Crowded Teeth with Invisalign

Invisalign is a teeth straightening device that uses clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth. Unlike fixed braces, Invisalign is virtually invisible, so you can smile confidently during treatment. The clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth and fit snugly over the teeth, applying gentle pressure to move them into place. Invisalign treatment usually takes about 12-18 months and requires regular check-ins with the dentist.

West House Dental for Orthodontic Treatment?

At West House Dental, we are committed to helping our patients achieve the best possible results from their orthodontic treatment. Our experienced dentist, Dr Telmo, is passionate about helping patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

Dr Telmo offers free consultations to discuss the best treatment options for your crowded teeth. Whether you choose fixed braces or Invisalign, you can be sure that you’ll receive the best possible care at West House Dental.

Take the First Step to a Straighter Smile Today!

If you’re concerned about your smile, don’t wait any longer to seek treatment. Call West House Dental today to book your free consultation. Together, we can help you achieve the straight, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.

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