Crowded Teeth

Crowded teeth are when adjacent teeth are placed very close to each other or overlapping each other. It makes the teeth susceptible to plaque and tartar formation, as it is hard to brush and clean crowded teeth. Orthodontic treatment using braces can help align crowded teeth.

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Will dental braces cause more pain if molars are extracted instead of premolars?

Query: Hello doctor, My upper premolar on the right is not crowned after RCT. There is no first molar, and the second molar is neither crowned yet. There is a space between the lower first molar and second molar teeth where the food particles are getting stuck. So I want to know whether all the decayed f...  Read Full »

Dr. Disha Kandi Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist, Naturopathy Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query. I can understand your concern. Let me tell you, as per the ideal case or situation when one has to decide orthodontic extraction, then premolars are considered. There is a reason behind this. As molars are pillars in our dentition ...  Read Full »

Should I get my teeth extracted and get braces?

Query: Hello, I have went to the dentist to check on my tooth that is really small. They said that this tooth which is one of my front teeth doesnt seem to have any main tooth inside and thus will fall out on its own. This tooth has messed up my other teeth and now my dentist has told me that they are goin...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi


Answer: hello dear, thank you very much for choosing me for your query.yes you have one tooth with crown only which is causing malalignment of teeth.So I suggest you to get it extracted as soon as possible. but your age is only 16 years and you can wait for 2-4 years for orthodontic treatment.yes definitely...  Read Full »

I have gaps between teeth after braces. Please help.

Query: Hello, About 5 years ago I had wire braces for my teeth. And to have the braces on, I had 4 teeth extracted because my teeth were overcrowded. As far as I know, a lot of orthodontists take out premolars to create space. But for some reason my orthodontist took out 2 premolars, 1 molar on my bottom l...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sometimes orthodontists do extract molars if there is very severe crowding of the teeth. In your case, as you said there was severe crowding. Now you have space present where the molars where previously present and hence you are unable to chew properly. Is your second mol...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to remove wisdom teeth to cure severe crowding of teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, Our child is 12 with small face, mouth. She lost all but one milk teeth. She has severe crowding and overbite. Our orthodontist recommended removing lower jaw wisdom teeth which have not yet erupted. They are at an angle to the back teeth.  Read Full »

Dr. Disha Kandi Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist, Naturopathy Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per your history, OPG and photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity) I can see mesially titlted last or third molars. So, there is indication for its extraction. One deciduous tooth is unexfoliated. According to me, that lower unerupted tooth sho...  Read Full »

Is pulling out some teeth common while correcting crowded teeth alignment?

Query: Hello doctor, I have overcrowded teeth. Is it best to pull out some or use the invincible braces? I do not prefer metal braces because I do not want people to know I am wearing one. My wisdom teeth are growing on all four parts, which scares me terribly. Sometimes, I have swelling on my gums, and I...  Read Full »

Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I gone through your query, attached photographs, and understood your concern regarding dental health. First of all, in such overcrowding conditions of teeth, the wearing of braces is essential, even after the removal of a tooth to keep the other teeth in their corre...  Read Full »

Why do I get teeth shaped indentation on the side of my tongue?

Query: Hi doctor, I always get indentations on the sides of my tongue because of my teeth, and sometimes my tongue gets cut. My middle teeth are crooked. I am attaching photos of my teeth and tongue.  Read Full »

Dr. Geeth Sadasivam


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the pictures you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity) along with the complaint. The teeth that you have mentioned are said to be out of arch and is called crowding of teeth. The reason behind it is, lack of space for your teeth durin...  Read Full »

What can be done for slanting teeth after ortho treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I am nearly two years into my orthodontic treatment to correct overcrowding and midline correction. Although I am really concerned as my face seems to look really asymmetrical and my teeth are slanting, I feel really self-conscious about it. I feel it is something my orthodontist not c...  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your teeth are almost aligned and from the front aspect, it looks like it is near completion (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since I cannot see the teeth in the back region, I will address your concerns from the front aspect. You are right in your observ...  Read Full »

My Teeth Are Yellow.Is Scaling Only A Temporary Process To Clean The Teeth?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am 19 years old. My teeth are yellow from childhood (from 10 years of age). A black layer is formed at the backside of teeth. When I see my teeth it seems very dirty and too much of creamy layer is formed on my teeth especially in lower canines and lower incisors. In the lower teeth...  Read Full »

Dr. Subha


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yellowing of teeth is mainly due to one of the following or a combination of these: Tartar or plaque deposits (soft yellowish deposits) on the teeth. Calculus deposits (calcified hard deposits) on the teeth. Fluorosis - internal discoloration of the teeth due to ...  Read Full »

What can I do to get white and well aligned teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. Since childhood, some of my teeth are sort of crisscross. So the accumulation of food has led to yellow spots in some places. I brush once a day but properly. I consulted a dentist and she suggested me to get my teeth cleaned. But that is not a permanent solution. W...  Read Full »

Dr. Sangeetha Bastan


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your teeth are actually crowded. So, deposition of food and stains have lead to these brown marks on your teeth. What you have to do to make your teeth white is go for proper scaling and polishing, and brush your teeth twice daily regularly. Second Option, if still, it ...  Read Full »

My teeth have become overlapped after orthodontic treatment. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a complex case, as stated by my dentist. I had braces five years ago, but my teeth went back to their previous state, overlapped, like they were tightly fit into a small place, apparently because of the shape of my mouth. Also, I have fear from getting braces the second time, t...  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can exactly tell you about your case on seeing radiographs and clinical pictures of teeth if you can provide. While, your query is telling me you had a relapse of orthodontic treatment. Now you have two options. 1. Go for invisible tray ortho treatment (in which invi...  Read Full »

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