Dr. Vidhi Vatsala

Last Modified: Mar 19, 2023


Table of Contents

  • 01.What is the underlying cause of crowded teeth?
  • 02.How are overcrowded teeth treated?
  • 03.How are invisible aligners beneficial for crowded teeth?

Although crowded teeth may seem like an unavoidable issue, an increasing number of individuals are turning to orthodontic treatments to improve their smile. Even though many of us are self-conscious about the appearance of our teeth, having crooked or misaligned teeth can be attributed to genetic factors and natural changes during adulthood. While it’s challenging to prevent these issues from occurring, they can be successfully treated with the help of teeth aligners.

What is the underlying cause of crowded teeth?

As teeth start to develop, issues like overcrowding and crookedness can become visible even in young children around the age of five. As we grow older, our teeth and jaw also continue to develop, but this process is not always smooth, leading to the misalignment of teeth. Later in life, people may use aligners to correct crookedness, which essentially involves creating more space for the teeth.

There can be several reasons why teeth may become crooked or crowded, including childhood habits such as:

  • thumb-sucking,
  • mouth-breathing,
  • reverse swallowing,

as well as impacted teeth that have not naturally fallen out. Additionally, the size of the jaw may be too small to accommodate all the adult teeth in a straight line, and natural jaw shape differences like overbites and underbites can also contribute to misaligned teeth.
How are overcrowded teeth treated?

Crowded teeth can be treated easily if detected early. One of the convenient and non-invasive ways to correct this issue is by using invisible aligners. Invisible teeth aligners treatment involves a series of clear, removable aligners that are tailored to fit your mouth. The doctors will use 3D imaging to take measurements of your mouth and create a customized set of aligners.

You’ll wear each set of aligners for one to two weeks and only remove them when eating or brushing your teeth. Gradually, as your teeth become straighter during the treatment, you’ll progress from one set of aligners to the next. An invisible aligner is an effective solution for straightening teeth and improving your smile.

How are invisible aligners beneficial for crowded teeth?

Improved appearance

Invisible aligners are a type of dental treatment that uses clear aligners to straighten teeth. Unlike traditional metal braces, the aligners are barely noticeable, which makes them a popular choice among people who value their appearance. In other words, the aesthetic appeal of invisible aligners is one of the primary reasons why people opt for this treatment.

Better dental hygiene
Invisible teeth aligners allow patients to maintain good dental hygiene because they can remove the clear aligners when they need to eat, drink, brush or floss their teeth. This means that the teeth are not constantly exposed to food particles throughout the day, and can be cleaned thoroughly after every meal. As a result, the teeth remain clean and free of food debris, which is essential for maintaining good oral health.


Invisible teeth aligners offer a customized approach to orthodontic treatments including overcrowding, where each clear aligner is tailored to fit the specific needs of the patient. This personalized approach ensures a high level of comfort throughout the treatment process, which may not be possible with other forms of orthodontic treatment. The customized design of teeth aligners means that they can fit more snugly and comfortably on the teeth, which can make the treatment process much more pleasant for the patient.

Easy to remove

Removable teeth aligners provide a convenient option for teeth straightening treatment. Although it is recommended to wear them for about 22 hours a day, they can be easily removed at one’s convenience. Compared to traditional metal braces, invisible aligners have a minimal impact on a patient’s lifestyle as they can continue to enjoy their regular diet, and play sports and musical instruments without any disruption caused by metal brackets, wires or elastics.



Dr. Vidhi Vatsala

Mar 19, 2023