Dental crowding can occur for several reasons:
-Early deciduous and/or permanent tooth extraction
In some cases, a person gets a small jaw from the mother and a big tooth from the father. The opposite can also happen. In such cases, the person has crowded teeth.
Habits such as finger sucking, nail biting, pencil tip biting, etc. developed especially during or before the mixed dentition period disrupt tooth and jaw development and cause crowding and malocclusion of the teeth.
Early milk tooth extraction
The deciduous teeth guide the permanent teeth coming from below them and ensure that the permanent teeth are in the position they should be.
Milk teeth that are extracted prematurely, if a placeholder has not been made, disrupt the position of the permanent teeth and provide different positions. This creates crowding and malocclusion.
Permanent tooth extraction
We often encounter the loss of our first molars, which are thought to be milk teeth and erupt at the age of 6, due to decay or other reasons. When the place of the extracted permanent teeth is not completed with treatments such as implants or bridges, the teeth move towards the gap, as they tend to close the gap, and this causes crowding in the teeth.