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How To Correct Teeth Crowding (Options are Controlled Arch System, Invisalign, Braces, Other)

Crossbite and crowded teeth are two of the most common dental problems that children and adults around the world are faced with. Thankfully, there are several new and improved methods and procedures that are available that can help you counter these problems and provide you with the beautiful smile that you have always dreamed of.

But before we start to drill into the options available for adults and children suffering from crossbite and crowded teeth, it is important to understand what they actually mean.

Crossbite is a dental condition where the one or more tooth of a person will be sitting in a reversed order. This means that the person suffering from this dental condition will find that his teeth or tooth has rotated in its position causing it to face the wrong direction from how it was originally supposed to be placed. This is a very usual occurrence, especially in young children who often cause such reversal of teeth due to tongue thrusting habits or excessive thumb sucking. In a large number of cases, crossbites and crowded teeth condition also arise due to hereditary and they must be tackled as soon as possible.

Crowded teeth are also a common problem that is faced by many adults and kids. There are several dental procedures and methods that are now available to correct crossbite and crowded teeth problem. In many people, crowded teeth conditions also cause the tooth to reverse, thereby creating a crossbite.

In most cases, the teeth do not settle back into their original place by itself and usually require dental help. For children, it is always best to start the correction of the problem as soon as possible.

Treatment for Crossbite and Crowded Teeth

The treatment for such conditions often involves the requirement for the jaw bones to be expanded. This is necessary to give the teeth or tooth enough space to rotate back into position. But an expansion of jaw bone is easier before the fusion of the facial bones takes place. That is why it is very important to get the treatment done as soon as possible in young age. 16 years for girls and 19 years for boys are the age limits to which it is best to get these treatments done.

Braces are a common and socially acceptable method for straightening teeth in teenagers, but most adults feel uncomfortable and self-conscious wearing the very visible devices, even when so-called “clear” braces are used. Fortunately, braces are no longer the only way to achieve a perfect smile.

Invisalign

Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners, much like retainers to gradually move your teeth into the proper position. The entire process can take six months to two years. Each aligner is used for two weeks then you move on to the next aligner. Some people use as many as 60 aligners in the course of straightening their teeth. Using impressions of your teeth and computer imaging the aligners are created to precisely and gradually adjust the position of your teeth in very tiny increments until they reach the proper position.

Porcelain veneers

If you want a quick fix, porcelain veneers are the way to go. A thin shell of porcelain is crafted and bonded to the front of your teeth. Porcelain veneers look and feel like your natural teeth. They can cover several small imperfections at once, making teeth appear straight, covering chips, cracks, and gaps, and are an alternative to whitening. Porcelain veneers are often more appropriate than straightening when teeth appear crooked due to flaws such as chips and gaps.