How we fix a narrow smile
Sometimes due to the narrowness of the jawbone or missing teeth a smile can appear narrower.
This leads to unsupported cheeks and lips giving an aged appearance. Also, the widest part of the smile appears darker affecting the appearance of the smile.
We call this having a “narrow buccal corridor”.
There are essentially two treatments that can correct this:
- Veneers. These can be used to widen the smile giving the smile an appearance of a fuller smile. This treatment can also improve the shape and color of the teeth at the same time creating a stunningly beautiful smile makeover. Find out more about veneers.
- Orthodontic treatment using braces. This is where inconspicuous brackets and tooth-colored wires are used to gently widen the smile. Some great results can be achieved especially if tooth whitening is also used. Read more about braces from our specialist orthodontists.
A detailed assessment and clinical evaluation can highlight if this is a major factor that affects your overall smile. Treatment plans can then be constructed to rectify this concern.