CROWDED TEETH WORK INDIA
Living with less then anything beautiful
straight white teeth can be a source of great unhappiness. If you
have crowded or crooked teeth that overlaps ,protrude or recede in a
haphazard fashion it may be perceived as a personal disfigurement. It
is however possible to remedy this situation.
Contrary to popular belief orthodentic straightening is not the
only way to treat crowded teeth. In fact a cosmetic correction by
planning ceramic veneers or crowns may handle your situation properly,
quickly or invisibly.
Malocclusion means "bad bite." Itís when upper and lower
teeth are not meeting correctly, or when teeth and jaws are not
positioned for good dental health. This condition affects jaw growth,
speech development, facial appearance, gum tissue health and the
ability to clean teeth properly.
q.: What causes this condition?
Many malocclusions are inherited. This includes crowding of teeth,
too much space between teeth, extra or missing teeth, or
irregularities in the jaws, face and teeth.
Malocclusions can also be environmental in nature, caused by
accidents, thumb sucking or sucking on a pacifier, obstruction by
tonsils and adenoids, dental disease, or premature loss of primary
Q.: Why is treatment important?
If treatment is delayed or not taken, many problems get worse and
more complicated (and expensive) to remedy. Malocclusion can cause
excessive wear of tooth enamel, poor chewing, stress on both the gums
and jawbone which support the teeth, chronic headaches, and facial and
neck pains. Correcting the malocclusion can improve overall oral
health and eliminate other potential problems.
Q.: Does the treatment involve removal of some teeth?
Sometimes when permanent teeth are crowded and their spacing and
proper positioning is being affected by the primary teeth, removing
primary (baby) teeth is necessary. Otherwise, the severely crowded
will either remain "stuck" (impacted) and unable to erupt, or they
will erupt in an undesirable position.
Treatment of a malocclusion involves a thorough
evaluation of your childís specific condition by a dentist and/or
orthodontist. This may include recommendations for removal of some
primary or permanent teeth because some malocclusions cannot be
treated successfully without doing so. Extraction of some teeth in
severely crowded conditions enhances proper alignment, function and
Q.: How is a diagnosis of a malocclusion performed?
Each childís specific condition dictates the diagnostic
procedures, but they often include several or all of the following:
∑ Medical and
Impressions of the teeth for making plaster models
∑ Photographs of the face and teeth to provide a record of the
childís facial appearance prior to
X-rays showing all the upper and lower teeth in biting position, and
teeth that are not yet
(cephalometric) X-ray of the entire head showing the relationship of
the teeth and jaws to the
face and skull
Q.: How long does treatment take?
Each condition is unique and must be treated individually. The
actual time is dependent on the growth of the childís mouth and face,
the severity of the problem and the cooperation of the child in
following instructions. Mild correction problems or early treatment
may take only a few months. Treatment for more complex malocclusions
range from one to three years.
An attractive smile, proper alignment, and
healthy teeth are valuable rewards gained from a custom-designed
treatment program made for smile after smile!
Crowded or crooked teeth that overlap,
protrude, or recess in a haphazard fashion can often be perceived as a
personal disfigurement. If you feel embarrassed to smile, then you
should consider having your teeth straightened out.
Apart from looking aesthetically unpleasing,
crowded teeth also affect the general dental condition of your mouth.
They tend to attract food deposits, which get trapped in the narrow
spaces, and are difficult to keep clean with routine oral hygiene.
This leads to higher incidence of tooth decay and gum disease.
Till some years ago, orthodontic treatment
was the only solution to crowded teeth. But now we have an alternative
in cosmetic dentistry. We may add that orthodontics is still widely
used in the younger population, while cosmetic procedures are more
useful in professionals who may not have the time necessary to carry
out the orthodontic procedures. Cosmetic dentistry is also useful in
the older generation, who may not have an ideal gum or bone condition
necessary to withstand the orthodontic forces.
The objective of any corrective therapy is to
create an illusion of well-aligned teeth in relation to lip position
when you smile. Such an illusion can sometimes be achieved by means of
cosmetic contouring, the technical term used to reshape teeth. In more
involved cases, it may be necessary to use bonding to build-out a
portion of a tooth to create the impression of alignment. As the cases
get more complex, we may need to veneer or crown the teeth to achieve
the necessary objective.
People with crowded teeth will benefit from
bonding or porcelain veneers. The tooth-colored porcelain is bonded
directly to the teeth for best results and esthetics. Minor changes
can be accomplished with simple re-contouring and polishing. These
options can straighten and align teeth without braces.
To reposition or straighten teeth, orthodontics
may be needed. Options include "invisible" braces made from clear
acrylic and "removable' braces for the repositioning of only one tooth
or two teeth. You should consult your dentist to decide what's best