What are crowded teeth?
When you don’t have enough room in your jaw for your teeth to fit normally, your teeth can bunch up, overlap and twist, sometimes getting pushed to the front or the back.
What kinds of problems can crowded teeth cause?
Crowded teeth can make it hard to brush and floss well. Then it’s easier for plaque, tartar, and harmful bacterial to build up — and down the line, this can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.(1, 2) Your crowded teeth can also get worse over time.
Can Invisalign clear aligners fix crowded teeth?
Yes, Invisalign clear aligners can fix crowded teeth.
- Staufer, Kirsten, and Helga Landmesser. “Effects of Crowding in the Lower Anterior Segment – a Risk Evaluation Depending upon the Degree of Crowding.” Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics, vol. 65, no. 1, pp. 13–25.
- Sven Helm & Poul Erik Petersen (1989) Causal relation between malocclusion and periodontal health, Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, 47:4, 223-228, DOI: 10.3109/00016358909007705