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.
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.
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”.
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. Dr. Muslin can correct the problem with temporary teeth in just one day and finish with the porcelain teeth a few weeks later. The patient walks out of his office with a buckteeth correction in one day.
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.
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.
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.
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 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”!
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.
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.
For those patients interested in Fixing Buck Teeth or Face Lift Dentistry®, please contact Dr Sam Muslin.