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Fixing Buck Teeth

Fixing Buck Teeth (or protruding teeth) can be a challenge but there are some very creative solutions available to the patient that can get results very fast. Sometimes these solutions can be a little bit shocking. But once the patient realizes that they have three choices and need to pick one, they generally want the protruding teeth corrected as fast as possible. Fixing buck teeth depends on each patient’s particular situation.

Dr. Sam Muslin has practiced for over 30 years and did braces in his practice for over 20 of those years. He can provide a clear and concise series of choices for his patients because of his experience in orthodontics and reconstructive dentistry. This patient asked how to fix protruding teeth and the solutions were much quicker and easier than she expected. One of the problems with protruding teeth is that they push the lips up and the jaw bone is also moved too far forward. This patient was able to get all of those structure problems solved with some innovative treatment by this dentist.

Buck Teeth Corrected without Braces

Fixing Buck Teeth - Before and After

“I don’t like the gap between my teeth and it is getting larger every day”! “It is making me crazy and I want it gone”. Her buck teeth were corrected without braces.

Buck Teeth Correction without Braces

The term "Buck Teeth" describes teeth that are too far forward. The buckteeth and the upper jaw bone have moved forward and as a result the spaces between the teeth get larger and larger. The lip is also pushed up because of the teeth. The teeth actually push the lip up as they tip forward. The bite correction process is slow and the patient seldom notices the changes until they finally see a photo of themselves and decide to fix the protruding teeth now. Buck teeth can be a result of tongue thrusting and bone loss around the teeth. When a patient looses bone, the teeth can move more easily and generally the tongue will push the teeth forward.

Sometimes when there is gum disease and bone loss, simply extracting the front two teeth and combining that with a little bone grafting can solve the gum infection, bone loss and the teeth problems in one procedure. The patient will walk out with a temporary bridge that stays in her mouth all of the time while she heals and then about a month later, a permanent porcelain bridge is made. The patients will look better after the very first day of treatment. It becomes a win win solution as the infection is gone, the buck teeth are gone and the patient looks a lot better instantly. They also speak more clearly when the protruding teeth are fixed.

Spaces Between Teeth

The patient may never have had spaces and then spaces between her teeth began to appear. The gaps or spaces between the teeth were small and there are too many other things going on so many patients do not take action. Some patients have small spaces and as they get larger, the patient begins to see the problem but doesn't realize how much their upper lip is moving and how their speech is not as clear any more.

Diastema and Speech Problems

Spaces between the teeth are referred to as a diastema. The spaces actually begin to change the way a patient talks. The "S" sounds are not as crisp and the patient begins to use their tongue to try to speak more clearly. The more they use their tongue, the bigger the spaces become. (Read more about the Open Bite which can also effect the clarity of speech.)

Buck Teeth Treatment

Buck Teeth Close-up Before and After Treatment

The angles of her upper two teeth are not in alignment with her other teeth. In these before and after photos showing the outcome of buck teeth treatment you can see that small changes can make big differences in appearance and clarity of speech.

Instant Braces

This patient wanted to fix her buck teeth fast and without braces. She did not have time for braces in the traditional sense so she looked for alternatives and found Dr. Sam Muslin and "Instant Braces". As she said, "Hey, if this guy can fix my teeth fast then he is the man"!

She learned that in just one visit, she would walk out of his office with temporary straight white teeth and no gaps. The idea sounded great and to finally fix her teeth with instant braces was very appealing. She said, “In one visit, are you kidding me, do you do it all yourself”? Answer is yes.

The Diagnosis

The reason her teeth had moved so much is that she had a gum infection and her previous dentists were not successful in treating the infection. Her teeth had lost too much bone and Dr. Sam Muslin explained that it would work in her favor. He explained that her lip was too high and the bone was too far forward. He would remove her two infected teeth and let the bone shrink back so her lip would lie in a more natural position.

The key to this patient’s treatment was getting the upper jawbone to be much less prominent. The treatment is quick and painless and with his method, Dr. Muslin’s patients generally do not need any pain medication. This may be hard to believe but this patient gave him permission to tell her story because everything went very well. She says, “I mean Very Well”!

Protruding Teeth and Lips

Buck teeth make the smile look gummy. Too much of her gums are showing and her lips are also raises up too much because her upper jawbone is too prominent. The lips begin to move differently when the patient has buckteeth. Many of these patients cannot get their lips over their teeth. She now has a much more relaxed upper lip and a more natural appearance.

Before and After Buck Teeth Treatment

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The gummy smile is gone, the long protruding teeth are fixed and her lips lays more naturally. She speaks more clearly and presents herself more professionally.

The removal of the front teeth along with a bone graft and new temporary teeth were completed in just one visit. She walked out of the office looking far better than when she walked into the office. Additionally, the bone infection was completely removed and she was much more healthy. After she healed, her lips were much more naturally positioned, her speech was crisp and clear and she “looked more elegant and refined”. (Dr. Muslin said that!)

Healing and Looking Good

It took about 1 to 2 months for her to completely heal and the new porcelain bridge was placed. Dr. Sam Muslin was able to set the replacement teeth into the sockets to provide a completely undetectable and natural look. When teeth are extracted, the temporary teeth need to be shaped just like she never lost a tooth.

When the shaping is correct, the gums will heal around the temporary tooth and it will look just like a natural tooth. We have all seen fake looking bridges, but there is a method to help the work look completely natural. Dr. Muslin says, “The goal, if teeth are going to be extracted, is to have healing to such a level that the treatment is indictable”. Nobody knows what she did but everyone knows she looks very good. She said, "I really appreciate the high quality dentist and am glad that there is someone that could provide this level of care so fast and pain free".

For those patients interested in Fixing Buck Teeth or Face Lift Dentistry®, please contact Dr Sam Muslin

Facial Rejuvenation without Surgery

The shapes of our faces are not idealized because most of us do not have the best bite positions for our facial structure. We could have a small looking chin or a short round aging face or head and neck stress all due to the wrong bite position.

Under Bite Non-Surgical Correction

This patient’s jaw was forced forward by his bite that was reversed “by moving the jaw” using the Face Lift Dentistry® under bite correction alternative method. Facial Profile Correction without surgery in about 3 weeks.

Facial Profile Correction.

The shape of her face and her facial profile were dramatically improved with the Face Lift Dentistry® method. No drilling down her natural teeth, no surgery, no chin implant and her neck pain is gone. You can’t do this with a face-lift.

Reversing the Effects of the Aging.

Most of us never had the best bite for our facial structure but youth hides many flaws. We are forced to accommodate to a bad bite and unfortunately experience a lifetime of physical stress and tension.

Aging Reversal has Never Been Easier.

The quality of life centers on how are we going to live and how healthy are we going to feel. Old worn down teeth contribute to physical stress and strain. Even if you are not aware of it, your body feels it.

Regain your Self Confidence without Surgery.

This patient now looks years younger because the shape of her face has been improved by correcting her deep overbite without shots, tooth grinding or pain.

Real Anti-Aging Dentistry with the VENLAY® Restorations.

This patient now looks years younger because the shape of her face has been improved by correcting her deep overbite without shots, tooth grinding or pain.

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Correct the Overbite and Improve the Facial Profile.

Non-surgical treatment took only two visits about 2 weeks apart. No pain, no fillers, no surgery as only the teeth were treated with VENLAY® overbite correction restorations.

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Under Bite Correction the High Tech Way.

Not cosmetic camouflage for this patient from Chicago, but a non-surgical under bite correction that improves the jaw position. See what can be done in just 2 weeks without grinding down your natural teeth.

Deep Overbite Correction – No Surgery, No Braces, No Tooth Grinding.

This patient now has beautiful white teeth and wider smiles along with a degree of bite correction that is not possible with braces.

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The Aging Face.

One of the best solutions to the aging face is bite correction because the bite directly determines the shape and proportions of the face.

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No Braces Overbite Correction.

The days of spending years in corrective braces or Invisalign ® to straighten your teeth or to correct your overbite are gone..

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TMJ Pain Relief.

Improved facial profile without surgery or braces along with jaw joint stress reduction using Dr. Sam Muslin's VENLAY® bite correction restorations with Face Lift Dentistry® treatment.

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"Fix" the Under Bite is not Good Enough.

To correct an under bite the jaw needs to be ideally positioned and with today’s high tech dentistry, it can be done in only two weeks. You cannot do this with porcelain veneers. Watch the video as this patient from New York explains the process.

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Under Bite Correction without Surgery or Braces.

Surgery and Braces used to be the only options for Underbite Correction. No longer so! Learn about the latest high-tech and non-invasive underbite treatment with VENLAY® Restorations.

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Clenching & Grinding Solution.

Short worn down teeth can be restored without grinding them down for crowns or porcelain veneers. The bite can be corrected non-invasively.

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Bad Veneers Replaced.

Replacing Bad Veneers for the Best Smile Possible! From thick bulky unnatural looking veneers to Dr. Sam Muslin's ultra-thin natural veneers.

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Shape of the Face and the Bite.

Relieving TMJ pain and Headaches while Looking 10 Years Younger! After years of pain she decided that shots, braces and a typical bite reconstruction was not the answer.

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Tetracycline Stain & Bite Correction.

This treatment went beyond a full mouth reconstruction as it minimized his headaches and jaw pain as well! He wanted a totally natural smile without crooked teeth or an overbite. He wanted his upper teeth to show. He has a wider smile and a balanced bite with the damage caused by years of grinding eliminated.

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Correct the Overbite and Improve the Facial Profile.

A deep overbite and years of tooth grinding resulted in the shortening of his face and thinning of his lips. With Face Lift Dentistry ® he had more than a full mouth reconstruction as his entire face was elongated, his jaw is stronger, and his lips are fuller. The results were achieved without surgery or chin implants.

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Bad Veneer and Narrow Smile.

Eliminating one bad veneer for a totally natural and vibrant smile! She wanted a wider smile that showed more of her teeth and less of her gums. Her non-invasive porcelain veneers on the top perfectly match her natural teeth on the bottom.

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Aging Face, Small Chin.

The Dental Face Lift provided this patient with a stronger looking jaw, fuller lips, permanently whiter teeth and a healthier bite. His wrinkles were reduced, his entire face is physically longer and no surgery was necessary.

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Facial Profile – Over Bite Correction.

Broken teeth, dental decay, dental neglect, tooth loss, decreased facial support, root canals, tooth extractions, dental implants, gum treatment, bone grafting, complex dentistry, bite reconstruction, Face Lift Dentistry ®

No Grinding Porcelain Veneers.

Wider Smile and Fuller Lip with No Grinding on the Natural Teeth! Small upper teeth and a narrow smile were treated with no-grinding and no-drilling porcelain veneers. The micro thin dental veneers were custom made by Dr. Muslin's ceramist.

Tetracycline Stain & Veneers.

Dark tetracycline stained teeth were treated with porcelain veneers that required no grinding of her natural tooth structure. Crest whitening strips, Zoom II nor Brite Smile nor any other chemical teeth whiteners could accomplish the same results as the veneers.

Bite Correction and the Aging Face.

He had suffered a bite collapse causing his lower jaw to protrude while his upper lip appeared sunken in. He teeth and bite no longer supported his face making him look far older. After treatment his profile was restored, upper teeth lengthened, lines around his eyes were softened, he looks 10 years younger.

Why Can’t I See My Upper Teeth?

Gum Disease, Face Lift Dentistry, Bite Reconstruction Dentistry, Neuromuscular Dentistry Beverly Hills, Porcelain Crowns, Porcelain Bridges, Dental Implants, Bone Grafts, Cosmetic Dentistry, Cosmetic Expo

Overbite Correction & Tooth Grinding.

Jaw positioning with the latest non-invasive method using VENLAY® Restorations and the Face Lift ® Dentistry method for anti-aging benefits and facial support.