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Teeth Crowding

Invisible Braces

Orthodontist located in Houston, TX

Teeth crowding can cause painful symptoms, but with clear aligners from the team at Invisible Braces, crowded teeth don’t have to affect your quality of life. To learn more about how Invisible Braces can improve your teeth crowding, schedule a visit to their state-of-the-art clinic in the Houston Heights neighborhood of Houston, Texas, today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.

Teeth Crowding Q & A

What is teeth crowding?

Teeth crowding occurs when you don’t have enough room in your mouth for all of your teeth. Crowded teeth tend to overlap or become crooked. Teeth crowding ranges in severity, from mild to severe.

What causes crowded teeth?

There are a few causes of teeth crowding, including:

Genetics

Because the root issue with crowding is a discrepancy between the size of your teeth and the available space in your mouth, teeth crowding is frequently caused by genetics. The size of your jaw and your teeth are inherited traits, and if your jaw is too small or your teeth are too large, it can lead to crowding.

Losing baby teeth too soon or too late

If you lose one or more of your baby teeth too early, your other teeth can shift into the empty space and affect the alignment of your smile, leading to overcrowding. If, on the other hand, you don’t lose your baby teeth soon enough, it can prevent your permanent teeth from properly erupting, which can also lead to overcrowding.

Can crowded teeth lead to other oral health concerns?

Crowded teeth can impact your oral health in many ways. Crowding can put pressure on your teeth, which can cause pain and make your teeth susceptible to damage.


It’s also harder to clean crowded teeth. The added struggle in cleaning crowded teeth can make you more likely to develop hygiene-related oral health concerns, like tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease.

Lastly, crowded teeth can affect the appearance of your smile. If you’re not confident in how your smile looks, it can impair your confidence and self-esteem.

How do you treat teeth crowding?

The team of professionals at Invisible Braces treats teeth crowding with clear aligners from SureSmile®.

Your clear aligners are designed particularly for you and work by exerting a small but constant pressure on your teeth, gradually pushing them into alignment. By shifting your teeth into a straighter and healthier position, your clear aligners effectively resolve any concerns related to your crowding. 

To learn more about how Invisible Braces can treat your teeth crowding with SureSmile aligners, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking online.