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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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I have stains on misaligned teeth. Please advise.

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 icliniq.com. Your teeth are actually crowded. So, deposition of food and stains have lead to these brown marks on your teeth. You can opt for scaling and polishing, and brush your teeth twice daily regularly. Second option, is veneering. Now let me ask you some questions. Are you a ...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello doctor, Our child is 12 years old 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. Kandi Disha Yermal

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

How can I prevent my teeth from yellowing?

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Can removing wisdom teeth create space for crowded teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have high canine teeth due to crowding in my upper jaw. Visually, it appears that space, where my canines should be, is too small for them. However, when I went to an orthodontist, she said that I would need to get my first premolars removed to make room. If I get my wisdom teeth out...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Generally, when space is less for the number and size of teeth present in the jaw, it is advised to remove premolar on each side in one or both the jaws. The reason being, it is more convenient to move the front teeth (smaller) into the space than to push all the back te...  Read Full »

How to treat crowded teeth without extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, I have got all four wisdom teeth taken out. But my bottom jaw of teeth is still crowded. I have also read somewhere that drilling out teeth as the answer is a mutilating act against your body, even wisdom teeth. So I would like your thoughts about getting my teeth less crowded and str...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If there is still crowding after wisdom teeth extraction, you need to get braces from an orthodontist. I need to see a picture of your inside mouth to suggest a treatment plan. Sometimes, the orthodontist may suggest extracting premolar teeth just behind the canines...  Read Full »

Is it required to pull four tooth to correct crowding?

Query: Hi doctor, Our son went to an orthodontist for a consultation. He said that he has a lot of crowding. He recommended that four teeth to be pulled out and put an appliance on the top and bottom to widen the jaw to make more space after he had a cleaning. I sent the attached file of the doctor's re...  Read Full »


Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are doing well. Crowding is one of the common findings seen in patients. There are various modalities to treat a case of crowding with extraction or expansion or non-extraction with interproximal reduction. Extraction: Here, a certain number of teeth are e...  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. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 duri...  Read Full »

I am suffering from severe crowding in my upper and lower teeth. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have quite a severe crowding of my lower front teeth, with one tooth pushed out significantly that I had like to fix. I also have a slight overbite on the top, but I have six veneers here, so this is manageable. I have been told I can have aligners on top and bottom, and they will work b...  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed for protecting patient's identity). I can understand your concern about your malalignment of teeth. The second question, that you cannot move your teeth is wrong, and you can do it anytime. Orthodontic treatment only ...  Read Full »

Is it possible to correct crowded teeth without extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, My son has crowded upper and lower teeth. So, I have been to two orthodontists yesterday, and I got different opinions from both of them. One said we do not need to remove any teeth, however, his upper teeth will come little forward and will not cause much deformation in his face. The ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your state of confusion. I have seen the x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It can be quite difficult to decide. So, I will give you information about both line of orthodontic treatments and the reason behind them. Your son has mild t...  Read Full »

After having braces five years ago, my teeth are again crowded. Why?

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 icliniq.com. 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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