My smile is awful & in pics my huge front teeth is all that stands out. What are some options to possibly correct this? (photo)
Doctor Answers 1
Front teeth are not to large or out of proportion but rather look bad due to narrow maxilla and crowding.
I would consider utilizing orthopedic growth to expand your underdevloped maxiila, eliminate dark buccal corridors and create a 10 or 12 tooth smile instead of your four tooth smile.
10 - 12 veneers could give the look of a full healthy smile without maxillary expansion and would give instant results. It would no correct underlying physiologic issues.
a full healthy smile is best achieved with expansion and the DNA Appliance is ideal in adults who want to avoid surgery.
The SARPE procedure can also provide excellent results but carry minimal surgical risks.
Ira L Shapira DDS, D,ABDSM, D,AAPM, FICCMO
Chair, Alliance of TMD Organizations
Diplomat, American Academy of Pain Management
Diplomat, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
Regent & Fellow, International College of CranioMandibular Orthopedics
Board Eligible, American Academy of CranioFacial Pain
Dental Section Editor, Sleep & Health JournalMember, American Equilibration Society
Member, Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences
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