I want a smile madeover for protruding teeth
Q. Dear Dr Solanki, Hello I am interested in having my smile ‘madeover’ I currently have quite large, protuding front teeth. I visited an Orthodontist regularly as a child but was told my lower jaw was too small and it would grow. It has but, at 20, I am still not happy with the appearance of my smile. Is there anything you would be able to do to help?
A. This is a common problem we as dentist face day to day. The good news is that yes some thing can be done and in a relatively short time frame. Due to your large protruding front teeth, the ideal situation would be to spread the large sized teeth across your smile making the smaller teeth slightly larger to allow for the larger teeth to be made slightly smaller, giving you a more pleasing aesthetic smile. We would first take photos analyse your smile, wax your teeth up on a stone model and show you what your final result would look like. If you were happy with this then we would then carry out the work. The treatment of choice being eight to ten porcelain veneers. A veneer is a great way of treating this type of mouth as the preparation of the tooth is minimal and the results are generally awesome. You could also have tooth whitening in the lower jaw to then allow us to improve the overall colour of your smile. Hope all this is helpful.
Dr Kailesh Solanki
Kissdental – UK Practice of the Year 2007
157 Woodsend Road, Flixton, Manchester, M41 8GN.
2 New Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2QS.
13 Stanley Street, Manchester, M8 8SH.
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