The teeth at the front of my mouth protrude too much. I would like to know what options I may have to either fix the issue or to disguise it so I can feel more confident about my smile.
We understand the toll that protruding teeth can take on your confidence! Fortunately, you have more than one option that you can explore with a qualified cosmetic dentist. Actually, your first option would be something to explore with an orthodontist.
Conventional braces may require a two- to three-year commitment on your part, but would achieve the desired alignment through correction rather than a cosmetic fix. Depending on the degree of protrusion, this may be your best option.
The second option you have, and one that some of our La Jolla patients choose, is to straighten slight protrusion with Invisalign. You can learn more about the treatment protocol here. Invisalign is best suited for mild cases of misalignment, and treatment time tends to be shorter than traditional braces.
Finally, you could consult with a cosmetic dentist about disguising protruding teeth with porcelain veneers. Like the Invisalign option, porcelain veneers also work best when the degree of protrusion is mild.
Each of these treatment options varies in price depending on the severity of misalignment among these teeth. It is beneficial to consider not only the price you will pay up-front for any given treatment, but also to look at the longevity of results that can be achieved with each.