How to fix a smile that does not show my top teeth? (photo)Dental Cosmetic Dentistry
When I smile, my bottom teeth shows much more than my top teeth. I think that this is most likely due to my top lip covering my teeth too much. What are the best solutions to solve this problem where my top teeth is not revealed?
From your photo, it seems you have some malocclusion of your teeth. The top front teeth usually sit slightly in front of the lower front teeth. In your case your lower teeth are in front of your top teeth.
The cause of this malocclusion can either be related to your upper jaw, your lower jaw or both. It's best if you seek an in person assessment so the correct advice about your suitable treatments can be discussed with you.
If you do indeed have a malocclusion, treatment would involve orthodontic treatment as well as orthognathic surgery. Hope this helps.
In order to recommend appropriate treatment options for you, your dentist/dental specialist will need to first examine the underlying cause of your condition.
This is done through a clinical and radiographic examination.
Possible treatment options include crowns/veneers that are longer than your current teeth, orthodontics to align your bite and/or jaw surgery.
During consultation, the recommended treatment options' pros and cons will be shared with you as well so that you can make an informed decision.
Dr Ho Kok Sen, Oral Surgeon