Ways on How to Correct Buck Teeth

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Published: 02nd June 2011
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Are you bothered by your two front teeth? Has your self confidence drifted away by the presence of those buck teeth of yours? Or do you be able to smile freely even though you have two big teeth that protrude too forward? Then worry not, there is still a way of correcting those buck teeth of yours. The dentist Bradford has a lot to offer regarding those buck teeth.



Buckteeth is a condition in which two of your front teeth protrude forward. This is often called as the open bite condition because of the fact that one couldn’t close his mouth, even worse if the teeth grew bigger and separation of individual teeth occurs. The cause of this is usually hereditary, but nevertheless, having a poor oral hygiene may worsen the situation. On the other hand, there are also some precipitating factors that caused buck teeth; like when a child has the habit of thumb sucking or he or she has used pacifiers for a longer period of time. Because of this, the two front teeth grew outwardly that forms a buck teeth.



According to research, a lot of children suffer from this condition, but the good thing is that it can be easily corrected, more so if corrected at an earlier age because the bones in the jaw and the face are still soft and not yet fused. There are a lot of ways that your dentist would advice you on how to correct buck teeth. The use of braces and rubber to move forward the lower jaw, this could be effective if your age is about 10 to 12 years old. Another way is the bicuspid extraction to retract the upper teeth; this is recommended for the adults on the other hand. This procedure is quite invasive compared to the attachment of rubber bands and braces, since this will require a tooth or teeth to be pulled out or you will undergo an oral surgery which will be costly. Another invasive surgery to correct buck teeth is the mandibular advancement surgery, but this is for severe cases of buck teeth. A lot of dentists, including a dentist Bradford, to have your buck teeth corrected as soon as you see the problem, so that appropriate measures would be done earlier, because if let this alone, it could lead to something more complicated. Visit your dentist regularly so that any dental problems that you would encounter will be solved.

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