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Crowded Teeth and Traditional Braces – Irving, TX

Creating Space with an Effective Solution

Traditional braces in Irving can fix a multitude of orthodontic problems, including crowded teeth. When teeth sit too close to each other, this can lead to serious dental issues, such as tooth decay and gum disease. As food and bacteria become trapped in these tight spaces, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to remove them with brushing and flossing. Fortunately, regular braces can shift your teeth and create the necessary space to realign your smile and improve your oral health. Contact our office today to find out if you are a qualified candidate for traditional braces.

What Can Happen if Crowded Teeth are Left Untreated?

A woman smiling while wearing braces and pointing to her mouth

When crowded teeth are left untreated, you might be surprised to learn that you can develop serious dental problems that will result in additional time and money spent in order to fix your smile and its overall health. Some of what you can expect to happen include:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Cavities
  • Misaligned bite

If gum disease is allowed to form because teeth are not cleaned properly, what can start as red, irritated gums can quickly turn into soft tissues that bleed, and plaque and tartar that spread beneath the gum line causing bone and tooth loss. Not to mention, if inflammation and infection enter the bloodstream, it can cause a host of health problems (i.e. diabetes, heart attack, stroke, Alzheimer’s, dementia).

Should tooth decay develop as a result of crowded teeth, the infection can lead to cavities and possibly a need for a root canal or extraction if the infection spreads deep inside the tooth.

How Can Traditional Braces Help Treat Crowded Teeth?

A person with crowded lower teeth

Traditional braces make it possible to smile without embarrassment. By wearing regular braces in Irving, you will start to see a noticeable change in the look of your smile, but before you begin treatment, you must first have Dr. Hirji examine your smile in its entirety. After formulating a personalized treatment plan, he will bond the metal brackets to the front surfaces of your teeth. These will work to hold the metal arch wire in place, as this is the key piece that shifts your teeth in the right direction.

Depending on the severity of your individual case, treatment times can range from 14 months to two years. Throughout your course of treatment, you will be expected to see Dr. Hirji for regular appointments, in which he will adjust your wire to help reposition your teeth. This allows for your bone to change to some degree, as the pressure encourages your teeth to move into their new position.

Should he believe you could benefit from springs, rubber bands, or additional attachments, he will put them into place to help you achieve the smile you deserve.