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Dental Tooth Crowding Treatment in Prescott

Dental Crowding is a very common condition that happens when there is not enough space in the mouth for all your teeth to fit comfortably. If not treated properly, this can lead to overlapped, twisted, or misaligned teeth, which can greatly impact the overall oral health. If you have any questions or believe that you have teeth crowding, give our office a call to schedule an appointment at (928) 641-4000.

Dental Crowding

Dental crowding can happen for many different reasons, like genetic predisposition, improper jaw development, and early loss of baby teeth. Receiving treatment is important for the overall oral health. Crowding can create problems with oral hygiene. It can be hard to clean between teeth properly, which can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and bite problems.

There are many orthodontic treatments that are available for fixing teeth crowding:

  1. Braces– Traditional braces are a great option for correcting crowded teeth. The braces will slowly align the teeth into the correct position over time.
  2. Clear Aligners– This option would be best for mild to moderate crowding. The clear aligners offer a less noticeable option for treatment.
  3. Tooth Extractions– This option would be used in cases of severe crowding. Tooth extractions may be necessary in order to create more space for the remaining teeth to align into the proper place.

The orthodontist will be sure to go over the best treatment options for your specific case. There are some cases where you may need a combination of different treatments, but not to worry, the treatment plan will be customized for your specific needs.

Common Myths

Myth: Crowding only affects appearance.
Fact: Crowding can affect the appearance of your smile, but may also increase the risk of decay, gum disease, and much more.

Myth: Crowding resolves naturally over time.
Fact: without receiving treatment for crowding, this will not improve on its own and can actually get worse over time.

Myth: Treatment for crowding is always extensive.
Fact: The treatment will depend on the severity of the crowding. There are many non-invasive options that are available for treatment. The orthodontist will be sure to go over the best course of treatment for your specific case.

Make sure that if you have dental crowding, you get treatment as soon as possible. If you have any questions, call our office to schedule a free consultation at (928) 641-4000.

Frequently Asked Questions

Teeth crowding is a very common condition where there is not enough space in the mouth to fit all the teeth. This can lead to overlapping, twisted, or misaligned teeth. Crowding can occur for many reasons, like genetic predisposition, premature loss of baby teeth or extra teeth, and discrepancies between the size of the jaw and the teeth.

Correcting crowded teeth is important for overall oral health and the aesthetics of your smile. Crowded teeth are harder to clean, which can increase the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, wear on the teeth, jaw alignment, and much more.

There are many different treatment options for treating crowding. This can include clear aligners, braces, or tooth extractions. The orthodontist will be sure to go over the best treatment options for you.

The duration of treatment will depend on the severity and the course of treatment used. Usually, the duration of treatment can range from 18 months to 3 years. The orthodontist will be sure to go over the details for your specific treatment at your consult.

There can be some discomfort when the appliances are placed or adjusted. However, this does not last long and can be managed with pain relievers.

Yes. If left untreated, the teeth crowding can get worse over time. This can lead to difficulty cleaning teeth properly, risk of gum disease, and tooth decay.

No. There are no age restrictions on receiving treatment for crowded teeth. However, it is easier to treat in children because their jaws are still developing.

Yes. Wearing a retainer after treatment is common after getting a crowded teeth correction procedure. They will help maintain the perfect position and prevent the teeth from moving back to their crowded state.

To maintain the best results, it’s important to wear your retainer and to follow aftercare instructions. Also, make sure you are maintaining good oral health to make sure that your teeth are healthy.

This will depend on the specific insurance provider and insurance plan. It’s best to give your insurance provider a call to get the exact details of the benefits. Our team will also be sure to help you answer any questions you may have about your benefits.


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$119.95/yr/individual & $179.95/yr/family with discounts of 20%-30% off all services.

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$19.95 Exam and X-Rays^

For New Patients without insurance we offer a great rate on your first Exam & set of X-Rays.

^For New Patients that do not have dental insurance. New patients must be 18 or older to receive this discount. Discounts cannot be combined with other offers or dental discount plans. Additional fees may be included in individual cases.

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For New Patients without insurance we offer a great rate on your first Exam & set of X-Rays.

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Horizon Dental of Prescott


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919 12th Place Suite 7

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 641-4000


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