What Is Overcrowding?
When your jaw doesn’t have enough room for your teeth to sit comfortably, they shift, overlap, and cause what doctors call “overcrowding.” Overcrowding can cause your teeth to push forward, pull backward, or invade the space of surrounding teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Overcrowding can be a noticeable problem and makes it very difficult to brush and floss correctly, which can allow for tartar, plaque, and harmful bacteria to build up and cause more oral health problems later on like tooth decay and gum disease.
For overbites that can be corrected by shifting teeth within the jaw, SureSmile® Clear Aligners are a convenient, effective choice. Sometimes jaw placement support is required, so the severity of the overbite will determine whether clear aligners will be a good choice. A dental professional will be able to advise you on the best course of action for your particular case. You can feel confident that SureSmile® will support you and your doctor throughout your entire experience. Schedule a consultation today.