Protruding teeth

Bucked teeth or malocclusion are conditions where the upper front teeth stick out in front of the lower front teeth or are angled outward. The teeth look crooked forward from either side of the face. People also refer to this anterior condition as an "overbite."

A common symptom of protruding teeth accompanies a gap between the upper anterior teeth.

When people bite deeply, the lower part of the anterior teeth push the upper mouse or jaw area of the anterior teeth from behind, and over time, spacing or crowding forms, and bucked teeth begin to form. These protruding teeth can negatively affect the appearance and function of the teeth and jaw, depending on their severity.

front teeth crooked forward

Causes of protruding teeth(Overbite)

  • Prolonged use of bottle feeding in early childhood

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

  • Thumbsucking or sucking on a pacifier

    When you suck 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 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 align 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 practice creates a gap between the permanent teeth by moving the teeth outward.

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Fixing flared front teeth

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

How do you fix a protruding tooth?

As long as you have healthy gums, you have faster treatment plans: Quick Straight teeth and a 6-month smile. With Quick straight teeth or a 6-month smile, you can straighten protruding teeth faster than traditional orthodontics.

With either method, you can obtain straight teeth by filling the gaps between the teeth created by the outward movement of the anterior teeth and changing the angle of the teeth.

Depending on the situation, veneers or aesthetic crowns can fix the protruding or crooked teeth of the anterior teeth.

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 flared teeth treatment option.

Standard treatment options for protruding teeth are:

  1. Orthodontic treatment (No extraction treatment)

    There is no need to extract the teeth if there are a gap between the flared 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 is 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.

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.

About

Dr. Shimizu is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. There are 419 dental professionals worldwide (Only four in Houston) as of 2022 who have achieved this prestigious honor.