What is the best way to get my over crowded teeth perfect? (photos)
Doctor Answers 4
Invisalign with Accelerated Technique
Douglas Jopling, DDS
Dallas, Texas area
To give you some input from your photos, your lower set of teeth is crowded, but manageable. We
do not see as much of your upper set of teeth in the photos. You have what we call a cross-bite on
the left side involving the upper lateral incisor and the lower cuspid. That must be corrected.
Since you have not had your wisdom teeth removed, it is likely they have erupted into your mouth.
They are not teeth you actually chew on, and they are a long way back and hard to keep clean. The
wisdom teeth are the ones to have out.
Invisalign should be able to correct the teeth alignment from there. It should not take 3 years, but could take up to 2 years. Some of the timing issue is really controlled by the patient - if you wear your aligners full time and show up for you appointments, the whole process goes faster.
Another option would be to see an experienced cosmetic dentist. He or she can give you an idea as to what it would take " to get a perfect smile quicker ". Porcelain veneers could be an option on the top and bottom teeth.
You would need to do 8 to 10 veneers on the top and the same number on the lower set of teeth. Porcelain veneers work well for the patients that want their smile done immediately!
Traditional braces is often the best option
Braces of any kind is an investment of both money and TIME. There is no way around it.
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Thanks for your question and pictures! From the photos it does look like you have severe crowding on your lower teeth (7+ mm of crowding). I can't tell on the top but your upper left canine is also blocked out meaning you have at least moderate upper crowding. To top it off you have a pretty significant crossbite on the left side starting with the second tooth on the middle and I think it goes all the way to the back.
What does that mean? You need to see an orthodontic specialist to develop a thorough treatment plan to help get that **BOOM** smile of your dreams. Trust your orthodontist's expertise and understand that moving teeth through bone simply takes time. It's a journey, but you'll be so happy at the end. Congrats and good luck!
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