Prevention and treatment
Some cases of overcrowding are hereditary and cannot be prevented.
- Regular early dental care allows the dentist to note any tendency to overcrowding and treat or refer for an orthodontic opinion where necessary.
- Be sure to take good care of the baby teeth and have them regularly checked and maintained. Baby teeth maintain space and guide the underlying permanent teeth into the correct position. This space and guidance is lost if baby teeth are lost early. When the permanent tooth begins to erupt its space is gone, overcrowding results.
If you would like more information on the spacing in your teeth, get a Toothpic online dental consult and one of our online dentists will review images of your teeth and share a detailed report on any issues, homecare and next steps you may need.