I have teeth that protrude and wondered what my options are for fixing them?
Amanda B.- Cincinnati
When it comes to dealing with protruding teeth, you have three general options:
- Traditional Braces: These are the same wire and metal brackets that people think of when braces come to mind. They take about 2-3 years. I would go to an orthodontist for this type of treatment. If your teeth are very protruded, you might need surgical orthodontics.
- Invisalign: These use clear aligners to straighten your teeth. They’ll work in about half the time as traditional braces, but won’t work if your teeth are protruded too far.
- Porcelain Veneers: These won’t straighten your teeth, but will make them appear straight. Again, it would depend on how protruded they are as to whether this would be a good option.
I suggest you see a cosmetic dentist to see which of these options best suits your situation.
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