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What are crowded teeth?

Crowded Teeth

When there is not enough room in the jaw to accommodate all of your teeth, they can overlap and twist, this is known as crowding. Invisalign may correct some cases of crowded teeth, depending on the severity and complexity of the problem.

Crowded teeth, also known as malocclusion, is a condition that occurs when there is an insufficient amount of space in the mouth for teeth to fit correctly.

Crowded teeth can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, pain, discomfort, difficulty chewing and ineffective teeth function.

Dr. Jacquie Smiles specializes in correcting crowded teeth for her patients in Monroe, NY with Invisalign clear braces treatment. If you have crowded teeth, continue reading to find out how Invisalign may correct this condition. 


  • Genetics – The size of the jaw and teeth are inherited from ancestors. NYC patients that have crooked teeth will often report their parents, grandparents and siblings have the same problem. Sometimes genetics are so powerful, the placement of crowded teeth is often similar or exact compared to their family members.
  • Injury – Damage caused by injury to the teeth or jaw can cause teeth to grow in crooked or shift into misalignment. Children that fall and severely damage their teeth often experience crooked teeth in the same area the injury happened.
  • Timing – The timing of tooth growth can cause large teeth to take up too much space and force others to grow in crooked. Also, the condition of baby teeth can cause adult teeth to have the same issues such as tooth decay.

Schedule your no-obligation orthodontics consultation for crowded teeth today in Monore, NY with Dr. Jacque Smiles to discuss your treatment. 

Please call 845-782-4288 or fill out the contact form to receive more information. Our office is conveniently located near 70 Gilbert Street, Suite 202 Monroe, NY 10950.