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Crowded Mouth

Crowded Mouth

A crowded mouth can be caused by traumatic injury, but it’s much more common to be a simple genetic abnormality that leaves a person’s mouth with less space than is needed for all their teeth. Unable to grow in the correct place, teeth are instead squeezed in between, in front and behind other teeth, leading to an overcrowded jaw and an abnormal bite. There is also a heightened risk of gum disease and ulcer in the mouth, as well as excess strain on the jaw, which can lead to headaches. Treatment options include orthodontic procedures to straighten out the teeth and move them back into position, but often some teeth must be removed to provide space for the remaining ones to come through.

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Hi there im 26 yrs old and have been very unhappy with my teeth for a long time it all started bk at school and i needed brace but my dentist at hospital i seen wasnt very helpful or friendly about what had to be done at all and made me feel even more insecure :( this put me off when i was a child and i had never undertaken treatment for my over crowded teeth and now i never smile and feel ugly and depressant about how my teeth look.





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Hi I will be 33 and all my life I have had bad oral crowding badly!! Personal reasons have kept me from getting this taken care of unfortunately as I get older they are just getting worse. From what Ihave read about seems like I have impacted wisdoms. As for my front teeth at the top that is where it's most noticeable because I have way to many teeth which has caused some to grow on top of one another and other grew in sideways. Obviously I will need surgery the question I have is what exactly will I have to do? Would it be better just to get them all pulled and get implants or other procedures.. please help





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Hi! i recently turned 19 and noticeably have two teeth either side of my front teeth stick out sit on top of the front teeth and one tooth in the back has grown right on top of another making it very hard to floss, awhile back i tried braces when i was 14 but it became incredibly painful mixed with the already continuous pain in my jaw and the rest of my bones which, unknowingly to me at the time was caused by ehlers-danlos syndrome and together both made breathing much more challenging and my mouth bleed regularly as the two teeth were almost attempting to push into my front teeth making my problem slightly worse than it already had been so i had to have them removed, while my teeth are healthy as of the moment and i clean them regularly it's becoming harder and harder to clean between the one in the back that's perfectly on top of the other and while quite a few of my teeth are also crooked and i have a slight overbite, as of right now i feel powerless on the matter as i'm much too poor to afford getting another pair of braces and the like so don't know where to turn for advice... thank you kindly for your time.





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I have pain in my jaw, right side of my face and ears it is so bad I can not sleep and have problem breathing and my heart races. The most obvious sign is that if I move my jaw to the left the tremor is so bad you can see my whole face move and the shaking of my jaw is really bad and when I do this it increases the pain The Dentist has said that there is nothing he can see, he gave me a couple of filings and said I have no signs of grinding, he said he has never seen anything like it he GP was no help there is no infection and can not see anything wrong with me please help.





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Hi, I'm 14 and have been thinking about visiting a orthodontist. I last saw my dentist about 2-3 months ago with a painful has and back teeth. They took xrays and said that my teeth are fine. (Quite a few people complain about the dental clinic I go to) My mum says I don't have any problems but I think it might be to do with my 1cm overject. Also my bottom teeth are slightly crooked. My jaw is still painful and I need someone to tell me if I should try to convince my mum to let me go.





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I have a over crowded mouth and in need of a brace but as a child I was terribly scared even tho it alwayed bother me as other kids alwayed called me my fear was worst but now i'm older and I have two children of my own I need to set a good example and face my fear but ive now been told I cant have a brace as im to old even tho im only 23 and I just want to know if there is any thing I can do about this as even to this day it still gets me down





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I'm a dental nurse. You can have a brace fitted on a private basis but not on the NHS as they only allow free orthodontic treatments to under 18s. Your looking at about £150 for an orthodontic consultation and anything upto £2-3000 for an orthodontic appliance plus quarterly visits to the orthodontist.

Hi iam in the forces and for how many years now in the forces I always want to have a false teeth with can last long or the one with can be properly done, I just want to know how you lot can sort this out please, need advice and help please, thanks alot





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I have always had dreadfully skew teeth, and didn't look after them as child which means I have had extensive dental surgery in the past, lots of fillings and some extractions leaving me terrified of the dreaded dentist! my crooked smile makes me very self conscious and I never smile in photographs. I did ask a dentist about possibly treating this issue, but was told that my teeth weren't really worth it. I'm not sure what to do next.





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my bottom row are dreadful always brown even thou I am trying to pack up smoking after 35 years and carnt keep them clean as 3 or 4 are all obstracted by one another and my top row are the opposite gaps every where my teeth have been like this since I was a teenager I,m coming up to 48 and it just does my head in and I don't like smileing.

I am 78 and am now just experiencing this "over crowding" of the teeth. I also have a genetic disorder which causes me to also have psoriosis. My understanding of the psoriosis is can remain dormant for years until activated by stress or trauma. I had no idea that the two could be related to the same cause.





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hi I have a on going problem with the roof of my mouth that swells up approx once a month for a few days. the swelling is just behind my front teeth and the swelling touches my bottom teeth when I close my mouth.it has been a problem for around 4 year now. it looks like the first tongue use had on tonights program. my dentist don't no what's causing it. but hi did say it could have something to do with my immune system.I have tried diff tooth pastes, mouth washes and antibiotics. nothing seems to help. its very sore and causes great pain when eating. I no my B12 level is around 300. im not sure if that's low and my testosterone level is low at 5.7 and prolactin is high at 547. im not sure if any of them have anything related to the swelling. I don't no where to turn for help. thanks david





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Men like woman have hormonal imbalances at different times throughout the month. Have you had your iron levels checked at the doctor? When people have low iron a lot of the time it can show itself in people's mouths and swelling gingivae is one area that can be affected.


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