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Correcting Dental Crowding for a Healthier, Straighter Smile


Dental crowding is a common issue that affects both oral health and the aesthetics of your smile. At Excellence in Dentistry, we understand the impact crowded teeth can have on your life, and we offer a range of effective treatment options to help you achieve a healthier, straighter smile.

What is Dental Crowding?

Dental crowding occurs when there isn’t enough space in the jaw for teeth to align properly. This can result in overlapping, twisting, or misalignment of teeth, making it difficult to maintain good oral hygiene and affecting the appearance of your smile.

Several factors can contribute to dental crowding, including:

  • Genetic Factors: Inherited traits from parents can play a significant role.
  • Early Loss of Primary Teeth: Losing baby teeth prematurely can cause neighbouring teeth to shift and fill the empty space.
  • Habits: Childhood habits such as thumb sucking can influence the alignment of teeth.
  • Mouth breathing.

Problems Caused by Crowding

  • Oral Health Issues: Crowded teeth can be difficult to clean effectively, leading to an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque and food particles can easily get trapped in hard-to-reach areas, making regular brushing and flossing less effective.
  • Aesthetic Concerns: Dental crowding can significantly impact the appearance of your smile, affecting your self-confidence and willingness to smile openly. A well-aligned smile not only looks better but also contributes to overall facial harmony.
  • Functional Problems: Severe crowding can cause bite alignment issues, leading to jaw pain, difficulty chewing, and even speech problems. Correcting these issues can improve both comfort and functionality.

Treatment Options for Dental Crowding

We’re proud to offer a number of options to help, including:

Clear Aligners: Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, offer a discreet and removable option for correcting dental crowding. These custom-made aligners gently move your teeth into the desired position without the need for metal brackets and wires, making them a popular choice for adults and teens alike. They are a perfect option to align teeth as you can eat normally and clean your teeth normally while going through treatment.

Ceramic Smilefast Braces: These tooth colour ceramic braces are a reliable method for gradually shifting teeth into proper alignment. They are effective for correcting crowded teeth within a short period of time.

Early intervention with MYO brace: Myobrace® is a set of removable devices designed to deal with incorrect myofunctional habits by teaching children to breathe through their nose, rest the tongue correctly in the roof of the mouth, swallow correctly and continue widening the jaws so they grow to their full and proper size. This results in sufficient room for the teeth, allowing them to come in naturally straight.

Retainers and Space Maintainers: After initial treatment, retainers help maintain the newly achieved alignment, preventing teeth from shifting back. Space maintainers are particularly useful during early childhood to ensure proper spacing and alignment as permanent teeth grow in.

The Treatment Process

Consultation: A comprehensive dental evaluation is the first step towards correcting dental crowding. During your consultation at Excellence in Dentistry, our experienced team will assess your oral health and discuss the best treatment options for your specific needs.

Custom Treatment Plan: Based on the severity of your crowding and your personal preferences, we will create a personalised treatment plan tailored to achieve the best results for you. Our goal is to ensure a comfortable and effective treatment process.

Ongoing Care: Regular follow-up visits are essential to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments. Our team at Excellence in Dentistry is dedicated to providing ongoing support to ensure your treatment is successful and your smile stays healthy.

Get Started Today

Take the first step towards a healthier, straighter smile today. Schedule a consultation at Excellence in Dentistry to discuss your options for correcting dental crowding. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams!


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Dental Crowding Correction Brisbane, QLD | (07) 3839 7757