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Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi
Protruding front teeth is a common problem in children but can continue into adulthood. Commonly known as ‘buck teeth’, there is no need for treatment unless they are causing oral health issues. However, for cosmetic reasons you may want to have them corrected with, for example, Invisalign® clear aligners.
If you have concerns about your front teeth sticking out, it is advisable to see a specialist in teeth and jaw alignment (orthodontist). Dr. Chaw-Su Kyi, is a highly skilled orthodontist, offering a range of treatments for dental protrusion in West London to help straighten your smile.
Buck teeth and an overbite are often confused. In both cases, the upper teeth protrude over the bottom teeth. The term for buck teeth is overjet and the difference is that with an overbite the teeth remain straight, pointing downward; whereas with an overjet the teeth protrude at an angle,like Queen singer Freddie Mercury’s. Dr. Kyi is an expert in both overjet and overbite treatment in London.
There are several factors that may cause the front teeth to protrude, these include:
Buck teeth are typically corrected with orthodontic treatments. These consist of traditional braces affixed permanently to the teeth, followed by retainers, which are removable.
While braces are common for children, adults may prefer a treatment that is less conspicuous. Invisalign for protrusion in London is a suitable alternative to braces and are virtually invisible. The treatment consists of wearing a series of clear aligners that fit over the teeth (like a mouthguard, but thinner) to gradually straighten and move the teeth to their ideal position. Treatment typically takes between 12-18 months.
Schedule an appointment with award-winning orthodontist Dr. Chaw-Su Kyi, who is a specialist in teeth alignment issues, such as dental protrusion, in West London. Awarded the 2020 Specialist Orthodontist of the Year by GHP magazine, Dr Kyi has a long-standing reputation for innovation and expertise with a commitment to finding the best solutions for creating beautiful, straight smiles.
Specialist Orthodontist Dr Kyi will personally plan your treatment in meticulous detail to ensure your final result gives you long-term stability and a balanced, harmonious facial profile.
Your Full Orthodontic Consultation with Dr Kyi will include:
Listening to You! Dr Kyi will be delighted to answer any and every question you may have to truly understand your goals before determining which treatment, or combination of treatments, would be right for you and then creating a customised plan for your specific case and goals. Contact us at West London Orthodontist, located in Hammersmith Grove, to set up your consultation.
By Dr Chaw-Su Kyi
Dr Chaw-Su Kyi is a Specialist Orthodontist practising in West London. Recognized as a leader in Invisalign treatment , she specialises in advanced orthodontic treatment for adults and teens. She is on the editorial board of Clinical Dentistry and has been a featured expert in the The Independent, Huffington Post, and other publications.
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