Protruded upper teeth

Fix protruding teeth

Flared teeth or Bucked teeth are conditions where the upper front teeth are sticking out or are significantly forward in front of the lower front teeth. People also refer to this anterior condition as an "open bite." A common symptom of protruding teeth is accompanied by a gap between the upper anterior teeth. When people bite deeply, the lower part of the anterior teeth push the upper area of the anterior teeth from behind, and over time, spacing or crowding forms, and bucked teeth begin to form.

    Open bite is a type of malocclusion.

    There are reasons why people have flared front teeth.

  • Prolonged use of bottle feeding in early childhood

    The use of bottle-feeding for longer can gradually move front teeth forward.

  • Thumb or pacifier sucking

    When you sucks your thumb (or another foreign object like a pencil), it strains your teeth alignment.The cause of the childhood habit remains unknown. Scientists say that the repetitive nature of the thumb sucking serves the sedative process of the brain. But thumb-sucking does not help your oral health; thumb-sucking may result in damage to the teeth.

  • Improper alignment of the teeth

    Your teeth are supposed to be aligned with each other and symmetrical on the upper and lower jawline. If you are experiencing any pain in the jaw or sometimes in the neck area, this can indicate a misaligned bite.

  • Tongue thrusting

    When a person pushes the tongue between the upper and lower teeth, this habit creates a gap between them by moving them outward.

With periodontitis, also known as periodontal disease, tooth support is weak and tooth flare can occur prematurely. If you have gum disese, you must see a periodontist first and treat gum disease before engaging othodontics and cosmetic dental care.

As long as you have healthy gums, you can fix it with an orthodontic brace, traditional 2-year brace, or a 6-month smile. The option below is the standard treatment options to treat your protruding teeth.

  1. Orthodontic treatment (No extraction treatment)

    If there is a gap between the flared teeth, there is no need to extract the teeth, so traditional braces or Invisalign can fix the open bite.

  2. Extraction method

    If there is no space and the teeth are crowded and spread out, a combination of dental appliances and extractions are necessary to treat the open bite. Pulling out the two upper teeth just behind the canine and pulling back the front teeth to make room for the teeth to bring back to the proper position is the option most cosmetic dentists would proceed with the treatment. Then, wear braces to adjust the front teeth position.

  3. Slenderizing or shaving method (Enameloplasty)

    If you have crowded teeth, teeth slenderizing can fix the teeth flare. With the use of a dental microscope, remove small amounts of tooth enamel to change a tooth's size, shape, length, or surface so that there will be more room in the mouth. There is no removal or extraction of the teeth to make room for the teeth to bring back to the proper position.

Depending on the situation, veneers or aesthetic crowns can fix front teeth protruding. Using cosmetic dentistry techniques, you can get straight teeth by filling the gaps between teeth caused by anterior teeth' outward movement and changing the teeth' angle. The advantage of using dental veneers or crowns is that cosmetic flared teeth correction is faster than orthodontics treatment. Moreover, you can change the color and shape of your teeth as you like. Above all, you don't have to worry about relapse, and there is no need to wear a retainer or extract teeth. Read the story of a patient who had flared teeth problems and decided to take the fastest spread teeth treatment option.

Read the story of a patient who had flared teeth problems and decided to take the fastest spread teeth treatment option.

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To learn more about fixing flared teeth or to schedule a free consultation, contact our office at (281) 531.0710.

What is Enameloplasty?

Enameloplasty is also known as tooth recontouring. It's a safe and conservative way to make your teeth look straighter and more even. There is no harm in doing that. However, knowing exactly where to change your teeth' shape to improve your smile requires good skill and attention to detail.

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