My teeth are a real mess. I have a huge gap on the front two teeth. Those teeth are really big compared with the other teeth. What should I do and how much will it cost?
What to Do with Gapped and Two Big Front Teeth?
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Large Front Teeth, Small Smile!
Whenever I see a person with huge front teeth, I see a person who has a narrow upper jaw. The picture shows a young person who may have other problems and needs a comprehensive orthodontic examination. The orthodontist would check for airway obstructions (enlarged tonsils or adenoids) and plan a correction of the narrow upper jaw. This can be handled very nicely with Dentofacial Orthopedic Appliances to create proper facial balance. Ultimately the large upper front teeth will be a strong asset when properly corrected with true lower facial harmony. Remember all those Cover Girls or Hollywood Stars with beautiful full smiles. None have small teeth!
Traditional braces would be best
It is likely that the 2 front teeth appear larger due to the adjacent teeth being rotated. If everything was lined up, they likely would appear balanced proportionally. This would also close the gap.
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