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Fix Malocclusions & Narrow Smiles

Narrow smiles will show six or fewer teeth when you smile your widest.

This can make patients feel self-conscious as often a perfect smile is defined to be wide and symmetrical.

Malocclusions, on the other hand, concern the misalignment and incorrect relation of how the teeth line up.

Often, patients with narrow smiles tend to have alignment issues. This results in similar treatments and diagnoses.

If you are struggling with narrow smiles or bite issues, get in touch with us today.

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Causes of narrow arches

Usually, malocclusions are inherited conditions, which are passed down through generations.

The narrowness of your smile will be affected overall by the alignment of your teeth.

Types of malocclusions and bite irregularities: 

  • Crowded teeth
  • Crossbites
  • Overbites and overjets
  • Underbites and under jets
  • Open bites

Signs and symptoms of narrow smiles

  • Incorrect tooth alignment
  • Change of face shape and appearance
  • Inner cheeks and tongue being bitten frequently
  • Discomfort when eating, biting or chewing
  • Lisps / speech impediments/problems
  • Mouth breathing
  • Patients with narrow smiles can leave their cheeks unsupported or be affected by thinning of the lips
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How to correct and broaden narrow smiles

A common and popular treatment to correct bite issues, braces are used to correct the position of the teeth by gradually moving them into their correct and ideal position.

If your bite is severe, meet with one of our orthodontists. One of our dentists like Dr Marshall will be able to quickly identify your condition and prescribe the best form of treatment.

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As the most innovative and fastest solution, Invisalign has become the popular choice.

Using removable aligners, patients are now able to straighten their teeth in half the time as fixed braces and can do so discreetly.

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Sometimes, tooth extraction may be prescribed in cases where extreme and severe overcrowding is present.

The removal of teeth will then provide some extra room for the teeth to spread out and fix problems like crooked teeth.

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Super-thin veneers are being used more and more to correct bite issues as they offer patients a quick and fast way to fix smile imperfections without having to wait for the results.

Porcelain veneers are applied to the front surface of the tooth, which is minimally invasive and involves the outer layer of enamel being shaved off a little bit to allow your new veneers to bond. More.

Veneers can even be a solution to fix some overbite cases, where the margins are not beyond the scope.

However, larger overbites may need a more aggressive solution.

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Edward CrameEdward Crame
13:43 04 Dec 21
Very happy with all aspects of the work they have done. Very clean, professional and well run business.
Lynn HuddartLynn Huddart
12:43 24 Nov 21
Dr Ali Rifai was professional and I am very pleased with the outcome of my Invisalign's. I have been with this practice for many years and would highly recommend. The staff are very friendly and nothing is an issue.
Jonathan PlumbJonathan Plumb
11:52 24 Nov 21
Can't thank this practice enough for all their help. I don't post reviews very often, so when I do, it's because an impression has been left! Dr Ali saw me at short notice to help fix a broken tooth. The nurse (I think her name was Danni) was so helpful and kind, as were the rest of the team. Thank you for being there for me in my hour of need (the same day i asked for an appointment!)
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Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening involves bleaching your teeth to make your smile a few shades whiter.

Though many over-the-counter kits can whiten your teeth at home, it is better to undergo this treatment with a professional dentist from £300.

Composite Bonding

Composite bonding is a cosmetic treatment that is most commonly used to repair cracks, chips, or small gaps in between the teeth.

A resin is applied to the teeth, before being shaped by one of our highly skilled cosmetic dentists to match your teeth.

Gum Reshaping

If you are conscious that your smile is gummy and you have short teeth, or your gum line is uneven, then gum reshaping is a perfect option for you.

Smile Makeovers

A smile makeover can mean anything from a veneer right through to full mouth reconstructive treatment.

Cosmetic Contouring

If you are wary of long or uneven teeth, then cosmetic dental contouring is a perfect way of evening out your smile.

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