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How to Fix an Asymmetrical Smile

Closeup of the lower half of a woman's face as she smiles and touches her cheeks

Having an asymmetrical smile can cause a patient to feel self-conscious and embarrassed about smiling. Fortunately, there are several ways our team at CarolinasDentist can fix an asymmetrical smile, and thus improve your confidence and overall quality of life!

Orthodontic Treatment

If asymmetry is caused by crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, orthodontic treatment may be necessary. Depending on your needs, braces or clear aligners can be used to straighten your teeth and improve the alignment of your bite. Clear aligners are smooth trays made of see-through plastic that you wear over your teeth. You will progress through a series of aligners during your treatment. They are worn at least 20-22 hours a day and are removed when you clean your teeth and consume anything other than water.

Dental Veneers

Porcelain veneers involve the permanent application of thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain to the front of your teeth to change their shape, size, and color. This custom treatment can make your smile look more uniform and lustrous, while still appearing natural.

Tooth Replacements

The strength of your jawbone and your overall facial structure can change if you have missing teeth. Without the underlying support of your teeth and accompanying jawbone, your facial muscles and tissues can sink in. This can cause your smile to appear uneven. Dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures can fill these spaces and provide support to your face. Keep in mind that only dental implants (or implant-supported tooth replacements) can prevent jawbone deterioration.

Comprehensive Dental Care at CarolinasDentist

Are you unhappy with the way your teeth look? At CarolinasDentist, our expert team can examine your smile and identify treatments that can address the asymmetry in your smile. Additionally, we offer multiple payment options to keep our treatments affordable and within your budget. Please contact your nearest CarolinasDentist location to schedule a consultation.

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