When your upper front teeth overlap the lower front teeth, this is referred to in dentistry as an overjet, or socially as “buck teeth.”
Fix buck teeth forever
We understand better than most if you are concerned about big front teeth sticking out. With smile problems like this, we would advise seeing a specialist in teeth and jaw alignment – and you’re in luck, here at The Gentle Dental we offer a range of fast treatments for dental profusion in East Molesey, Surrey.
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Our Platinum Invis Provider Dr Rifai will personally take the time to plan your treatment with unbelievable accuracy that ensures the final result is the best for a long-term harmonious, attractive and functioning smile.
What your consultation with expert Invisalign dentist, Dr Ali Rifai:
1. Comprehensive Assessment
An in-depth look at your tooth alignment, bite and how the upper and lower teeth meet.
2. Full Smile Evaluation
Assess your facial profile and the position of your lips and chin to teeth.
3. 5D iTero Scan
Diagnosing the health of enamel using near-infrared imaging of teeth.
4. Simulation Technology
To accurately visualise the results of your smile following treatment.
Why do I have buck teeth?
One of the most common causes of buck teeth in adults is thumb sucking – but it can also be genetic.
A naturally occurring condition, protruding or big front teeth affects many of us and can often make you feel bad or embarrassed about your smile – there’s even a dedicated Quora feed asking If Buck Teeth are Attractive.
Although some people are happy to embrace their imperfections, others are not – and likely you wouldn’t be reading this page if you felt 100% confident with your smile.
And if that’s the case, we’re sorry to hear that the thought of smiling might make you feel uncomfortable, and we can help change that.
Plus, we’re likely the best local dental practice to take this journey with. See what you get for FREE with our Comprehensive Invisalign package.
- From sucking a dummy or pacifier
- Tongue thrusting
- Missing teeth, additional teeth or impacted teeth
The two conditions are often confused for each other.
Overbites define a vertical misalignment, where an overjet (buck teeth) causes horizontal misalignment.
Those affected by an overbite will see their upper teeth pointing down, whereas an overjet will point and protrude the teeth diagonally.
It is also completely possible to suffer from the two conditions at the same time.
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Treatments for Protruding Teeth
With experienced orthodontists and cosmetic dentists at our practice, we’re able to offer several innovative treatments faster than traditional metal braces, which many of our adult patients want to avoid at all costs.
View all of our orthodontic treatment options for big front teeth here – all of which are discreet, invisible-like systems that allow you to correct your misalignment problem privately and comfortably.
Many people underestimate the power of Invisalign and as Platinum Invisalign dentists, you can trust us when we tell you that correcting overjets and protruding is absolutely possible with Invisalign clear aligners – it’s also supports both upper and lower arches.
We can specially craft and design your Invisalign trays to correct protruding teeth and give you a straighter smile in just 12 months.
Buck teeth do not have to be corrected using metal braces.
In fact, many of our orthodontists and Invis dentists at the Gentle Dental use clear aligner technology to straighten teeth without uncomfortable brackets or wires.
With Invisalign, we can create aligners that focus on certain areas of the smile, and will use a series of aligners to gradually move the teeth into the desired position.
The length your treatment will depend on the system you choose, the extent of your issue and what dentist you choose.
For example, here are some typical timelines for common buck teeth conditions:
- Invisalign: 6-12 months
- 6 Month Smiles: 6 months
- Lingual braces: 12 months
- Inman aligners: 18 weeks
Thankfully, there are versions of Invisalign that are perfectly designed for growing mouths.
We can fix buck teeth, or protruding teeth in children with Invisalign First, which will guide their smiles into the correct positions.
Or we can wait and target the problem with fixed braces.
The consequences of ignorning buck teeth
Whilst many people will leave the condition untreated, many dentists would disagree and tell you that protruding teeth should not be ignored.
An overbite can cause several problems including:
- Speech impediments and lisps
- Breathing problems
- Difficulty chewing and eating
- Damage to neighbouring teeth and gums
- Pain in the jaw when chewing or biting
- Change in facial structure and appearance
As dentists, we would tell you to correct your malocclusion as soon as possible – this is because patients often face problems down the line that affect their bite and functionality.
For example, conditions like tooth movement and gum disease are common for those living with overjets.
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