What is the best method to fix protruding front teeth, and how long does it generally take? (photo)
Protruding front teeth is a common condition that brings individuals to seek orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatment is the best way of adjusting the position of teeth as natural as possible to correct the protruding front teeth.
This can be done effectively through various types of orthodontic appliance such as braces and clear aligners such as Invisalign.
Treatment duration will often depends on many factors, such as:
- the severity of the protrusiveness (e.g. 3mm vs 10mm)
- the age of the patient
- the need for extraction and
- bone density.
The need for extraction will depend on the teeth position in relation to:
- the bone
- thickness of the bone and gums
- total space needed to correct the problem and
- facial profile
This is best assessed clinically with the help of x-rays.
I would encourage you to seek a consultation with an orthodontist so that a proper examination and diagnosis can be done and the orthodontist will be able to understand your concerns better and provide you with suitable treatment options best suited for you.
Dr Enrica Sham
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