Crowding of teeth is a common problem in orthodontics. Pathology is characterized by deformation of the dentition; one tooth comes after another, shifts itself, and at the same time unfolds the adjacent tooth. Most people who have a similar defect consider it only an aesthetic flaw. However, crowding can lead to more serious problems than an imperfect smile. It can occur both in childhood and adulthood. It is best to start Crowded Teeth Treatment in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah in adolescence.
There can be a lot of options for the reasons why dentoalveolar pathology occurs. For example, in children, it often develops due to:
- Thumb-sucking or pacifier habits. If the child is not weaned from them in time, then in the future, there may be a violation of the bite, the risk of improper growth of teeth.
- Reactive replacement of milk teeth with molars: jawbones do not have time to grow, and tooth groups have to huddle in a limited space.
- Congenital malocclusion
Quick Tip! Finding out the cause of the development of an anomaly helps to choose the most effective treatment for a particular patient.
The uneven and overlapping teeth are corrected by aligning the total width of all teeth and the length of the dental arch. The teeth move and appear more aligned and straight.
Quick Tip! Be sure to look at the photos before and after the correction of crowded teeth to ensure that a positive result is possible even in complex cases.
There are several stages of the problem and depending on the severity of the anomaly:
- Mild: There is only a slight deviation from the norm. When smiling, some defects are almost invisible.
- Moderate: There is a displacement of the dentition by 6 to 7 mm. the defect begins to be visible to others.
- Severe: At this stage, two or more dental units are displaced, and the shape of the dental arch changes.
A predisposition to pathology can be detected even in childhood if the dentist diagnoses the lack of space between the milk teeth during a planned visit of the baby. This is a confirmation that in a permanent bite, the child will not have room for erupting teeth.
Additional methods are often used to determine the cause and degree of deviations when diagnosing pathology in adult patients.
What will Happen if it Remains Untreated?
People often mistakenly believe that the overcrowding of teeth is just a cosmetic problem. However, the problem can cause many health issues:
Poor Dental Hygiene: It is more complicated to access all areas of the teeth and to use dental floss correctly, which causes the formation of bacterial plaque, in turn favouring the appearance of caries and tartar. Among other things, plaque is also responsible for bad breath.
Periodontal Disease: In severe cases where dental hygiene becomes difficult, the patient can suffer from gum inflammation and other periodontal diseases.
Enamel Deterioration: Enamel and teeth wear out and deteriorate more quickly.
Occlusion Problems: Overcrowding of the teeth can also lead to more severe occlusion problems.
Depending on the form and severity of the pathology, and the cause of crowding on the patient’s individual characteristics, the specialist chooses the optimal methods of treatment. These methods include:
Braces are the most common treatment for moderate to complex cases of crowding. They are able to correct the position of the teeth and put the smile in order, but this will take time, repeated visits to the specialist, and the patient to review some of his habits related to oral hygiene and eating.
After completing the course, it is necessary to wear a retainer to consolidate the achieved result.
These are transparent and rigid mouthguards, which, like braces, correct the position of the teeth.
Aligners, unlike braces, are invisible to others, do not require the patient to review eating habits, and do not injure the oral mucosa. They can be removed while brushing your teeth and eating.
This procedure helps to get the maximum amount of space in the dentition. Most often, the fourth or fifth teeth are removed, which allows you to free up about 8 mm of space.
Tooth extraction is not considered an independent therapeutic method, and it is usually combined with the installation of braces.
Veneers can be prescribed for mild crowding when a doctor has diagnosed a slight curvature of the teeth. With their help, the patient quickly eliminates the shortcomings and returns a beautiful smile.
Quick Tip! With crowded teeth, veneers can only solve a cosmetic problem.
The cost of Crowded Teeth Treatment in Dubai can range from AED 1999 to AED 34999. The doctor will determine the price after the initial consultation. It will vary depending on the treatment technique used, the complexity of the problem, and the dentist’s experience.
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