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Can Braces Correct My Midline Discrepancy?

Nobody is perfectly symmetrical, although sometimes facial symmetry that is off enough to be noticeable, can affect us. Usually a discrepancy is subtle. However, if you think you or your child has a midline discrepancy, the good news is that King Orthodontists in Pittsburgh can correct it with braces.

 

What is a midline discrepancy?

 

A midline discrepancy is when the center of the two front teeth do not line up with the center of the nose and upper lip. The midline is not halfway between the centers of the pupils of the eyes.

You may have noticed this about celebrities who make a living on the big screen, such as Tom Cruise, who famously flaunted his clear ceramic braces and started a trend for adults. We may not be Tom Cruise, but we can achieve that same flawless look with braces.

 

What about the gaps between my teeth?

 

Known as diastema, that gap between teeth has been synonymous with celebrities such as Madonna and model actress Lauren Hutton. This gap typically occurs when the size of the teeth in relation to the jaw are off in scale. For instance, if the teeth are on the smaller size and the jaw is conversely larger, you may have gaps between the teeth.

 

Pittsburgh OrthodontistWhat to do? What are my options

 

Although Tom Cruise opted for the clear ceramic braces at the time, possibly because he was not a candidate for Invisalign, he inspired countless others to make the leap without letting their concerns of how it would affect their day-to-day and social lives.

 

However, advancements in Invisalign have made it a wonderful solution for midline discrepancy today. Invisalign is a popular choice for obvious reasons—the barely there appearance during treatment means we can improve your appearance to achieve the look you want without braces.

 

Are you concerned about your appearance?

 

With so many options available today, there’s no reason to go another day without being as happy as you can. Reach out to King Orthodontist to find out how we can help you achieve the look you want every time you look in the mirror.

 

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