If one or more teeth jut out, it can lead to feelings of insecurity. In addition, jutted teeth can also have a negative impact on the bite, and in turn, your overall oral health.
There are several treatments available when addressing this type of misalignment, including traditional orthodontics and procedures in cosmetic dentistry.
Here, our team at Southwind Dental Care in Memphis, TN explore treatment for jutted teeth and explain how we can help patients achieve a beautiful and healthy smile.
Jutted teeth, or protruding teeth, can be caused by a number of factors. For example, overcrowding can cause one or more teeth to stick out.
Jutted teeth may also be the result of early childhood habits, such as prolonged pacifier use, thumb-sucking, or a tongue thrust.
In many cases, jutted teeth are simply the result of genetics. If you have an immediate family member with overcrowding or jutted teeth, you are more likely to have the condition yourself.
Mild cases of misalignment, including jutted teeth, can often be addressed with cosmetic treatments. The most common procedures performed at our office include:
If your misalignment issues are complex or severe, then orthodontic treatment will be the most optimal and predictable option.
At Southwind Dental Care, we offer orthodontic aligners for patients who wish to straighten their teeth without metal braces. This treatment option gradually moves the teeth into more ideal positions using clear aligner trays. In most cases, treatment can be completed in about 18 to 24 months. However, the specific timeline will depend on the unique needs of the individual.
While most patients can benefit from orthodontic aligners, there may be some cases that require traditional metal braces, particularly if the bite is a concern. During a consultation at our practice, Dr. Messer can help you decide on an option that will effectively meet your needs.
When assessing your teeth, Dr. Messer will take note of several factors that will help him make an informed decision regarding your treatment. For example, the most appropriate treatment for you will depend on:
If one or more jutted teeth are affecting your smile and your confidence, we can help. To learn more about the treatment offered at our practice, contact us online or call us at (901) 751-1260.
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