Teeth crowding treatment

Teeth crowding correction in Asheville, North Carolina

Crowding occurs when there is not enough room for your teeth to grow correctly. In these cases, your teeth compete with each other for space, often resulting in displacement and twisting. People with teeth crowding may have difficulty chewing, talking, smiling or brushing.

At Black Orthodontics, we manage upper and lower crowding teeth with corrective treatment. Our orthodontists in Asheville treat patients of all ages with expert care.

What causes teeth crowding

Though many factors may contribute to dental crowding, jaw space is the primary concern. Without interceptive treatment as a child, your adult teeth can grow crooked or twisted.

Patients may have inadequate jaw spacing due to:

  • Genetics
  • Large teeth
  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Improper adult teeth development

Symptoms of dental crowding

If you experience crowding in your top or bottom teeth, you may notice other consequences in your routine. Dental crowding is not only a cosmetic concern, as many patients also experience the following symptoms:

  • Discomfort in the gums, jaws or teeth
  • Improper chewing
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Teeth decay


How is lower teeth crowding treated?

At Black Orthodontics, we offer professional teeth crowding treatment for patients in the Asheville area. Our first step of any procedure is to evaluate your unique needs. We examine the cause and discuss potential solutions so you can decide on the best treatment for you.

Though every patient has different needs, most upper or lower teeth crowding cases require a multistep process. The first stage is making space in your jaw before aligning your teeth. Your treatment could include any of the following solutions for dental crowding:

  • Spacers: We use spacers to create more room in your mouth without extracting teeth. This treatment option is typically best for children with developing jaws.
  • Braces: Traditional braces reinforce proper alignment and bite for a more comfortable smile. We also offer Damon or lingual braces, depending on your needs.
  • Clear aligners: Patients who want more discreet treatment may be interested in clear aligners. Clear aligners straighten teeth without the traditional appearance of brackets.
  • Retainers: Wearing a retainer keeps your teeth in place following primary treatment. These appliances are a crucial part of the process, so remember to wear them!

Benefits of teeth crowding correction

Our orthodontics practice focuses on solutions. If you want to correct your dental crowding, we can develop a plan that fits you best. Besides visual improvement, teeth crowding treatment has many advantages to improve your overall health. With dental crowding correction, you can enjoy:

  • Fewer cavities
  • Lower risk of gum disease
  • Easier brushing
  • A more appealing smile
  • Better mouth function for chewing and talking

Schedule a free smile assessment for more Information

A happier, healthier smile is possible with Black Orthodontics. Our experienced team is eager to help you find appropriate treatment options for your dental crowding. Dr. Black has served Asheville patients for more than 30 years with top-notch care.

Join the Black Orthodontics family today with a free smile assessment. Schedule an appointment online or contact us if you have questions.