How to get rid of my big teeth; would braces work? (Photo)
Doctor Answers 1
Are your front teeth too big? No, orthopedic issue is the problem
No, the underdeveloped axilla gives you a narrow arch that makes these teeth appear overly prominent.
Ideally prior to 7 years old you would have had expansion preformed.
As an adult epigenetic orthopedics/orthodontics can grow your maxilla painlessly wider over time with a removable appliance worn 12-16 hours/day.
As you grow the posterior maxilla you will develop a full wide healthy looking smile you were genetically entitled to have. Unfortunately your development was disturbed leaving you with a distorted smile that makes gorgeous central incisors look to wide. The problem is the reduced display of other remaining teeth.
Not only will you develop a great smile but a healthier physiology as well.
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 Journal
Member, American Equilibration Society
Member, Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences
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