ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT: DENTAL CROWDING

Crowding or overlap of permanent teeth happens when the size of the permanent teeth exceeds the length the jaw bone that is going to support the teeth. Naturally, there should be gaps between the primary teeth in the front to allow for the wider permanent front teeth to have sufficient space to erupt. In the back of the mouth, the primary molars are often wider than the permanent premolars that replace them. However, when there is a mismatch between the size of teeth and the space available for them, the permanent teeth erupt in an incorrect position or in severe…

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