Crowding and Spacing Correction

Crowding Of Teeth

Crowding in the mouth happens when there isn’t enough space for all the teeth to grow in properly. This can result in your child’s teeth being twisted, overlapped, or pushed out of alignment. In children, crowding commonly arises due to a mismatch between the size of their teeth and the size of their jaw. It can also be triggered by premature or delayed loss of baby teeth, disrupting the natural progression of adult teeth. Additionally, when their adult teeth start coming in irregular positions, it can cause crowding issues. This is why parents need to monitor their child’s dental development and seek timely intervention if crowding is occurring, as it can impact their oral health and overall well-being.


Spacing Of Teeth

Spacing of Teeth is the opposite of crowding. It means that there is too much space between your teeth, which makes gaps. This usually happens when the teeth are too small for the space. Spacing can also be caused by teeth that stick out, missing or stuck teeth, or abnormal attachments of gum tissue to the gums.


If you or your child are dealing with crowding or spacing issues. Call our office to schedule an appointment!

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  • How are crowded teeth treated?

    Most of the time, braces or clear aligners are the treatment of choice. In very mild cases of overcrowding, a fixed or removable retainer may be enough to fix the problem on its own. In moderate cases, veneers are sometimes used to fix cases. When the problem is severe, a dental expanding device may be needed. There are also times when a tooth is pulled out to make more room for the rest of the teeth.

  • What are some causes of spacing issues?

    There are many different factors when it comes to spacing issues.

    • Natural skeletal development
    • Extra teeth which push other teeth out of the correct position
    • Missing teeth which creates large gaps
    • Losing baby teeth too young so the adult teeth come in misaligned
    • Small teeth don’t take up the proper amount of room
    • Large jawbone creates too much room for teeth and causes gaps
    • Too large of tongue which can cause the teeth to flare and creates spaces

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We specialize in providing first-class dental care to children of all ages. What’s more, we are parents too! Therefore, we understand the busy lives of families and have created an experience to make your dental visits simpler. Learn more about our services or request an appointment today.

Victor Smiles

7249 Route 96
Victor, NY 14564
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