Crowded teeth and braces

Posted on Dec 19, 2013

Crowded teeth and braces

Getting braces while having crowded teeth can be tough. There were a lot of questions on the topic on Yahoo Answers.

It is absolutely a myth that you cannot get braces if you are having crowded teeth. It is little work for the orthodontist but 100% possibility. The process is the same as for a normal mouth as explained below.

  • First, your orthodontist will plan out the braces and will give you a date for spacers.
  • Spacers are to increase room in teeth for braces. This is the most effective part of the braces process for a crowded mouth. It is going to take additional 1-2 hours to apply spacers for a crowded mouth.
  • Once in the right place, spacers are needed only for few days even for a crowded mouth.
  • You can directly get braces after spacers or depending on the situation you will be given bands before

Have doubts if you are ready for braces? Call HGS Orthodontists in Port Coquitlam and Richmond or click here for more contact info.