Many people have crooked teeth but this can be corrected by a visit to the orthodontist. After assessing the teeth they may use various types of wires and removal blocks to alter the patients bite.

When teeth are crowded, the orthodontist may decide that teeth need to be extracted to make enough room for a nice smile. The treatment length can vary and may take a year or several years.

A crowded mouth can result in a loss of confidence due to cosmetic reasons and also potential damage to the teeth from wear or gum recession. When teeth are crowded, they may overlap or not form a level line with the eyes. When the teeth overlap, they collect plaque much more easily as the toothbrush may skip over the gaps while brushing. In the lower arch the incisors may be pushed forwards so that only half the tooth is imbedded in bone.