How can I widen my very small mouth? I think you call it a V-shaped arch and only a few teeth show when I smile.
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Doctor Answers 3
Widening narrow arch with v shaped palate. DNA Appliance probably your best choice
You are far less prone to orthodontic relapse when you correct faulty orthopedics during treatment.
Ira L Shapira DDS
Diplomat, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
Diplomat, American Academy of Pain Management
Fellow & Regent, International College of CranioMandibular Orthopedics
Chair, American Alliance of TMD Organizations
How can I widen my very small mouth?
You will need more than six months to complete your treatment. The arch development must be slow or you will not have stable results. These "arch developing" appliances typically require 12 months or more to complete arch development and then you will most likely need to straighten your teeth which typically requires another 12 months or so.
Good luck with your mouth and your education!
Best option to expand my v-shaped arch...
Good luck with everything and congrats at getting into medical school.
Sarah Thompson, DMD O'Fallon, IL
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