Thinning the crowd in Stamford What causes crowded teeth?

If you don’t want your mouth to be compared to  a crowded New Years Eve Party, it may be time to thin the crowd. As young adults, teeth sometimes come in before the others come out creating crowded teeth in Stamford.

Genetics are primarily the cause of crowded teeth in Stamford. But it may be that you sucked your thumb as a child, or the teeth in your lower jaw started moving as you got older. 

It might be that your teeth are bigger than your jaw, making them overlap or twist. It could be that your primary teeth come out but those baby teeth just don’t want to grow up.

Whatever the reason, when it comes to crowded teeth, our dentists have the answer here in Stamford.

Fixing overcrowded teeth isn’t just a matter of having a pretty smile. By having straighter teeth, they are easier to brush and floss making proper oral hygiene more effective. Good oral hygiene leads to less cavities and over time, it can even help improve the health of your heart and immune system.

Crowded teeth can also cause bite problems, bad breath, and gum disease. 


Top 5 fixes for thinning the crowd


  1. Aligners

Clear Aligners are an effective non-surgical treatment for crowded teeth. They help realign teeth so they are straighter and fit better. 

  1. Braces

In some cases aligners aren’t an option. Your orthodontist can determine if braces may be the answer.

  1. Cosmetic recontouring

Reshaping the teeth so they fit together more easily is highly effective for mild crowding or teeth that may have become twisted due to crowding. 

  1. Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers take cosmetic recontouring to the next level and it is a fast way to address minor crowding and miss shape teeth.

  1. Tooth removal


Severe cases may require extraction. An example of this is Canine Impaction, where the adult canines come in but the baby teeth don’t come out. This can cause damage to other teeth and sometimes intense pain.  Extractions may also be recommended before the other procedures mentioned above to help make more room before straightening begins.

There have been no studies that show that impacted wisdom teeth are a problem with overcrowding because the force of the wisdom tooth isn’t enough to misalign your front teeth.

Our dentists in Stamford take the time to consult with you to find out what your options are. And the bottom line is, whatever procedure you need, it will help you with keeping a good oral hygiene program to keep your mouth healthy. 

So, keep the party on the dance floor and let your teeth enjoy their space. Make sure to call us at (203) 324-7777 so we can schedule a consultation.