What is orthodontic treatment for messed up or wobbly teeth?

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Last updated on December 13, 2021


I can't smile well because of my messed up and rattled teeth."


I envy people with beautiful teeth."

Many of you may feel this way.

The messed up and rattled teeth are,A row of teeth that not only looks bad, but is prone to oral problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breathIt is.

If you are considering orthodontic treatment, here is an introduction to the treatment of messed-up or rattled teeth.

What is a messed-up or rattled tooth?

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Malocclusion: Crowding of the teeth of the lower jaw

What is a messed-up or rattled tooth?

Teeth overlap with adjacent teeth.
Teething bumps back and forth.
Only one tooth is growing in a remote position.
Double teeth, etc.

This is the state of affairs.

Because of the rattling of the teeth.Random teeth" and "Crowded teeth".It is also called

Also, double teeth are another type of messed-up teeth.

It is not just a messed-up tooth, but it can also be a messed-up tooth along with bucktooth or a passive mouth.

Causes of messed-up and wobbly teeth

The main causes of gappy teeth are influenced by the following

...imbalance between the size of the jaw and teeth
More than the usual number of teeth
...baby tooth fell out earlier than expected.
Daily habits

Both of these factors are difficult to control on their own, as gapping teeth do not heal spontaneously,If you want to be cured, you must undergo orthodontic treatment.

Imbalance between jaw and tooth size

The jaw is smaller than the size of the teeth, so there is not enough space for the teeth to line up, which can lead to messed-up teeth.

Factors that can cause an imbalance between the size of the jaw and teeth include,Heredity and underdevelopment of the jawThese include the following.

Greater than normal number of teeth

There are basically 32 teeth in total, including wisdom teeth.

However, some people may have more teeth than normal, and thisoverproductionIt is called.

Overgrowth of teeth results in gappy teeth because there are more teeth than normal, so there is insufficient space for teeth to grow, or other teeth grow in odd places because the overgrowth is in the way.

Baby tooth fell out earlier than expected.

Normally, during the tooth replacement period, the permanent teeth push the deciduous teeth out of the gums, causing the deciduous teeth to fall out.

However, if a baby tooth falls out earlier than planned due to decay or trauma, a neighboring tooth will fall into the space left open,Gapped teeth due to lack of space for permanent teethwill be.

Habits in daily life

After the age of three.Finger sucking, nail biting, tongue habitsand other factors can cause gapping teeth.

Habits include not only gapping teeth, but also bucktooth, open bite, and passive mouth.Various Causes of Dental MalpracticeThe first two are the following.

How to treat messed-up or wobbly teeth

Gapped teeth can be treated with orthodontic treatment. There are three main orthodontic methods.

Wire orthodontics
Mouthpiece Orthodontics
Ceramic Orthodontics

Ultimately, the treatment method will be determined by the extent of the messed-up tooth and the judgment of the dentist in charge.

Before CounselingConsidering your lifestyle, length of treatment, and cost, you should think about which method you would like to use to improve your messed-up teeth to better plan your treatment.

wire orthodontia

This is a method of fixing a tooth guiding device called a bracket on the front or back of the tooth and a wire that applies force to move the tooth to fix the gapped tooth.

Brackets can be made of metal, plastic, or ceramic.


interpoint (interword separation)The largest number of casesAlmost all messed up teeth, from mild to severe, can be cured.
More than other orthodontic methodsLowest rates


When worn on the front of the teeth, the device is noticeable.
When worn on the back of the teeth, it is inconspicuous, but the tongue is in contact with the teeth, so it is very uncomfortable.
Difficult to brush teeth during orthodontic treatment because you can't remove it by yourself.
Emergency visits to the hospital are necessary when the device comes off or hits the patient.
...teeth do not move without regular visits to the dentist's office.

Length of treatment

If the entire set of teeth is to be repaired, it will take two to three years. Some cases may take an additional year or more to complete.

You will need to visit the dentist at least once a month during the treatment period to adjust the wires.

The wires must be adjusted regularly to keep the teeth in place.


The cost is about 600,000 to 1,500,000 yen.

Metal brackets on the front side of the teeth are the cheapest, while wires on the back side or less conspicuous devices such as plastic or ceramic tend to cost more.

mouthpiece orthodontics

This orthodontic method involves wearing a clear mouthpiece that is slightly different in shape from your current teeth and moves your teeth.

There are several mouthpiece orthodontic manufacturers, and each manufacturer has different levels of indications for different cases.


The mouthpiece is transparent,Overwhelmingly inconspicuous
The mouthpiece isCan be removed by yourself.
When the mouthpiece is removed, there is almost nothing on the teeth,Can brush teeth and eat as usual
Less pain from moving teeth than with wire braces.
The device rarely hurts when it hits the mouth.


The mouthpiece can be put on and taken off freely,Self-control of wearing time is important
interpoint (interword separation)Teeth do not move if wearing time and method are not followed.

Length of treatment

If the entire set of teeth is to be repaired, it will take 1 to 3 years.

Mouthpiece orthodontics can simulate in advance how the teeth will be moved and how they will look after the gappy teeth are corrected, so the approximate treatment time can be known before treatment.

The treatment time may be shorter than with wire orthodontics in the same case because the pre-treatment simulation allows the teeth to be moved without waste.


If the entire set of teeth is to be repaired, the cost will be about 800,000 to 1,000,000 yen.

Minor cases in which gapping teeth can be improved by simply moving the front teeth may be treated for 100,000 to 700,000 yen.

Ceramic orthodontics

This is a method in which the teeth are shaved down to a smaller size and artificial teeth such as ceramic are placed on top to align the teeth.

Although the name "orthodontics" is attached to it, it is not a method of moving the teeth but a method of using a cap to make it look like the messed-up teeth have been cured,Strictly speaking, this is different from orthodontic treatment.


interpoint (interword separation)Cutting down the teeth and covering themOnly so,Treatment time is by far the shortest
Artificial teeth are used, so the color, shape, and size of the teeth can be freely selected.
No teeth are moved, so there is little or no pain during treatment.
...No need to wear wires or mouthpieces


interpoint (interword separation)Shortens the life of teeth due to significant grinding of healthy teeth
interpoint (interword separation)Ceramic braces that remove the tooth's nerve are particularly prone to brittleness.
Discoloration due to age-related deterioration may occur depending on the material of the covering.
If the coverings are broken or no longer fit the gums, they need to be remade.

Length of treatment

It takes about 1-3 months.

It takes a few months because of the treatment plan and the creation of the covering, but basically a temporary tooth is placed as soon as the tooth is removed, so the messed-up tooth is improved in one day.


The cost varies greatly depending on the material of the coverings, ranging from about 40,000 yen to more than 100,000 yen per unit.

If you choose artificial teeth such as all-ceramic, which has a texture similar to natural teeth, or zirconia, which is stronger, the price per tooth will be higher.

Negative effects caused by messed up and rattled teeth

Gapped teeth can have a negative effect on the mouth compared to clean teeth.

...I'm not sure what it looks like.
High risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath
Mouth ulcers may occur.
...and the bite is bad.

Improving messed-up teeth through orthodontics makes sense not only for cosmetic reasons but also for health reasons.

I'm not sure what it looks like.

Gapping teeth often appear on the upper and lower front teeth.

(Source:https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jspd1963/33/2/33_265/_article/-char/ja/A study on the timing and site of expression of plexus dentition.")

Gapped teeth are easily visible to others when smiling or conversing, and their appearance can be distracting.

High risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath

With messed-up teeth, there are lots of uneven and overlapping teeth, which makes it harder to remove stains from the teeth than with clean teeth.

Tooth stains are a cause of tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. Therefore, people with messy teeth who tend to accumulate stains on their teeth are at high risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath.

These treatments can also be more difficult to perform because the morphology of the treatment area is more complex than that of a clean set of teeth.

May cause mouth ulcers.

Some bites can easily bite the tongue and cheeks and cause mouth sores.

The bite becomes worse.

Gapping teeth can cause front and back teeth to not fit together properly.

The bite plays an important role in the functions of biting food, pronunciation, and stress relief due to teeth grinding, and a bad bite is said to affect oral/physical functions and mental problems.


There are several methods of treating gapped teeth, including the use of wires, mouthpieces, and ceramics.

The treatment method of choice will depend on the extent of the messed-up tooth and the treatment plan of the dentist in charge,If you are considering orthodontic treatment, you should first consult your dentist.

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