Crowding of the Teeth
Classification of Teeth Overview
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Crowding is the lack of space for all the teeth to fit normally within the jaws. The teeth may be twisted or displaced. Crowding occurs when there is disharmony in the tooth to jaw size relationship or when the teeth are larger than the available space. Crowding can be caused by improper eruption of teeth and early or late loss of primary teeth. To discuss crowding and the spacing of teeth in the area, please feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment.
Crowding should be corrected because it can:
- prevent proper cleaning of all the surfaces of your teeth
- cause dental decay
- increase the chances of gum disease
- prevent proper functioning of teeth
- make your smile less attractive