Q. I have overcrowded teeth. Is it best to pull out some teeth and get braces?

Answered by
Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 23, 2019

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 think it is because of this.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

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 correct position and to correct the rotation of adjacent teeth. Wearing braces is very common at this age, and different types of them are also available for better esthetics so that you can choose from them according to your needs. So for this, consult an Orthodontist for further treatment.

And the swelling of gums around the wisdom tooth is very common during the eruption of the same tooth. You can go for removal of them one by one as there is no role of wisdom teeth in chewing function.

I hope this helps.

Investigations to be done:

OPG (Orthopantomogram).

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