Overcrowding occurs when there is a mismatch between the size of the jaw and the size of the teeth. The teeth cannot fit in a regular arched form. The teeth that erupt later find their position already occupied and they erupt out of position. Some teeth may not erupt at all for lack of space. Overcrowding disrupts the visual harmony of the teeth. It can force teeth to tilt, rotate and erupt out of position. Stains. plaque and tartar are sometimes difficult to access and clean. Tooth decay follows and is more difficult to treat because of poor access.The bite will be uneven and irregular.
Other causes of overcrowding or misaligned teeth include;
Some cases of overcrowding are hereditary and cannot be prevented.
If you would like more information on the spacing of your teeth, you can get a Toothpic report and our dentist will review images of your teeth and share a detailed report on any issues, homecare and next steps you may need.