I have uneven caps on my top teeth and severe overcrowding on my bottom teeth. What is my best treatment option? (photo)

At 13 I had an accident which required caps on my 2 front teeth , the type of cap caused uneven gum recession . The old caps were replaced 10 years ago however I now have one larger tooth which sits above the gum line of the other teeth . I also have quite severe overcrowding particularly on my bottom set of teeth , and would like to get a brace to correct this and some crookedness on my top teeth . I'm not really sure where to start , can the gum line be corrected? Should I straighten first ? Can I get a gum graft to correct uneven gum line ? Can this be done prior to getting braces ?

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Crowded teeth, uneven gum line and large crowns #DrSoftTouch

Thanks for posting your photos. First, I would recommend orthodontics. Once your teeth are properly aligned, an experienced cosmetic dentist can perform a gum lift to even out your gum line and replace your current crowns with porcelain crowns to complete your smile.  Good luck and I hope this helps! Click "save" under my name, if you'd like to ask me more questions in the future.


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Crowded Teeth

Your first step is to make sure your gums are in a healthy condition. If so, the next step  is to see an orthodontist. Once your teeth are in a good position, you can then address your front crowns as well as the gum heights. It's a process, but well worth it in the long run. I hope this helps!

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