Crowding of the lower teeth can be caused by various factors. It is most commonly seen in the lower front teeth and the crowding generally develops once the baby teeth begin to come out.
In children, one of the primary reasons for crowding
The permanent teeth come in before the jaw has grown to accommodate their size. This is typically around age 6-7, and can be treated with what is called Phase I orthodontic treatment, or expander appliances that are inserted into the child's mouth.
In adults, teeth crowding can be from the following factors:
- Genetics: a person may have a small lower jaw which does not have the space to accommodate all the lower front teeth.
- Age: This is usually because our jaw actually does not stop growing which causes our teeth to shift around as we age.
- Periodontal disease: The loss of bone causes the teeth to shift due to changes in the supporting bone that stabilizes the teeth.
- Grinding and tooth wear.
The most common treatment for correcting lower teeth crowding is through orthodontic treatment, most cases can be treated through Invisalign. Minor cases of crowding can also be corrected cosmetically through restorative procedures such as porcelain veneers.
Significant wear cases can be treated with permanent porcelain material, either in dental crowns or veneers.
Significant periodontal case can be treated with tooth splinting, until teeth have to be removed.
Contact Kremer Dental Care about Lower Teeth Crowding
If you're concerned about lower teeth crowding, please call us today to explore your options to imporve your oral health. Call us at 1 (530) 892-1234.