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Buck Teeth Correction Without Braces

Beyond Veneers and Cosmetic Dentistry - No Drilling, No Surgery

Treating Patients from All Over the United States and The World

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. Bite correction for Fixing buck teeth depends on each patient’s particular situation.

What is a Buck Tooth?

The term "Buck Teeth" describes teeth that are too far forward and often projects over the lower lip. It is common for the buckteeth and the upper jaw bone to move forward and as a result the spaces between the teeth get larger and larger. The teeth push the lip up as they tip forward. Buck teeth can be corrected without braces.

Buck Teeth and Open Bite 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 buckteeth were corrected without braces.

Bite Correction - Fixing Buck Teeth

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, reconstructive dentistry, bite correction and all other areas of dentistry including jaw surgery. This patient asked how to fix protruding teeth and the solutions were much quicker and easier than she expected.

Jaw Bone Loss

One of the problems with protruding teeth is that they push the lips up and some jawbone is also lost and the teeth are moved too far forward. This patient was able to get all of those structure problems solved with some innovative treatment by this dentist. Dr. Muslin says, “Experience never gets old”.

Buck Teeth Treatment: Instant Braces by Dr. Muslin

Buck Teeth Close-up Before and After Treatment

Buck Teeth Before and After: 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.

Buck Teeth and Bone Loss

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 or Gaps Between Teeth

he 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.

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 because this is real anti-aging dentistry.

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!"

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.

Open Bite and Buck Teeth Reversed

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Before and After Buck Teeth Treatment: 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.

Preventing Jaw Bone Loss

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!)

I really appreciate this high quality dentist and am glad that there is someone that could provide this level of care so fast and pain free.

Sam Muslin DDS, MAGD

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