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 cosmetic appearance of the smile. We call this having a “narrow buccal corridor”.
There are essentially two treatments that can correct this concern:
- Cosmetic 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 colour of the teeth at the same time creating a stunning beautiful smile makeover. Click here.
- Orthodontic treatment using braces. This is where inconspicuous brackets and tooth coloured wires are used to gently widen the smile. Some great results can be achieved especially if tooth whitening is also used. Click here.
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.