May 8, 2018

Teeth Crowding and Your Overall Health

Teeth Crowding happens when your teeth are misaligned and as a result don’t have enough room to grow.

This causes other teeth in our mouth to move. It can be fixed by an orthodontist with braces or, in more serious cases, other reshaping dental procedures.

No two sets of teeth are the same. If you notice your teeth crowding, see Dr. Hodge. We will help you find the best solution for you. While the main identifier of teeth crowding is a crooked smile, there are several other side effects patients can suffer from

Here are a few things you need to know about Teeth Crowding.

This is one of the many reasons we recommend children see an orthodontist when they are seven years old. Malocclusion—another, more inclusive, term for teeth crowding—can take the form of an abnormal bite or crooked teeth.

It is most effective to treat teeth crowding during early childhood. Adults with malocclusion can suffer from other health problems. It will also take longer to treat crowding in adults.


There are side effects of teeth crowding.

If you teeth are misaligned, the structure your mouth isn’t functioning correctly. This can lead to chronic headaches, pain in the muscles of your face, neck and jaw pain, and can cause your teeth to break or wear down at an alarmingly fast rate.

The enamel reduction of your misaligned teeth will cause them to be extremely sensitive. This will make a proper diet difficult to maintain.

A crooked smile has been known to have a negative effect on your overall self esteem.

Our mouths are built to show off a healthy smile. If this is not the case, we feel the difference. Getting a straight smile is not about vanity. It is about taking care of your health.

Children with a healthy smile are more likely to develop healthy social habits.

Do you need someone to look at your smile? Stop by Hodge Orthodontist and talk with Dr. Hodge. We will find the underlying issue causing the alignment of your teeth to be uncomfortable. Then we will find the best cure for you.

Schedule and appointment here:

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