What are crowded teeth?

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What are crowded teeth?

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This condition, also known as malocclusion, involves teeth that are crowded. In some cases, the upper and lower jaws may not meet properly, and although the teeth might appear straight, you can have an uneven bite. Correcting the problem can create a nice-looking smile. But more importantly, orthodontic treatment results in a healthier mouth. Crowded teeth make cleaning your teeth difficult, which can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and even early tooth loss. An improper bite can also interfere with chewing and speaking, cause abnormal wear to tooth enamel, and lead to problems with jaw movement. What is an interproximal reduction? An interproximal reduction is the removal of small amounts of outer enamel tooth surface between two adjacent teeth. It strives to acquire additional space to create ideal tooth alignment, helping improve your bite, or the way your teeth fit together. An interproximal reduction can also improve the appearance of your teeth, reshaping them for a better aest