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A 40-year-old member asked:

I have a small mouth and big teeth, will this cause problems when i have to get braces?

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Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 28 years experience
No: We see patients with all kinds of dental issues like yours-- these can be addressed. Ask your orthodontist about possibly slimming the teach and widening your bite.
Dr. David Schleimer
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Not likely: Small mouths with larger teeth are two of the biggest reasons that cause orthodontic problems: so it is incredibly common. You will likely adjust to orthodontic treatment like anyone else, quickly and with not much discomfort. Worth the ride, enjoy!
Dr. Peter Kierl
Orthodontics 42 years experience
Not necessarily: Braces come in various sizes and shapes. The fact that you have large teeth and a small mouth may influence the treatment plan but should not cause problems for you other than opening wide enough for the orthodontist to work on you. The larger teeth allow a longer distance between the braces which will make the movements more efficient and allow for better cleaning ability.
Dr. Brent Mcfarland
Orthodontics 48 years experience
Possible: Once all conditions are considered you will have more information.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Not unusual: Orthodontists have no difficulty treating patients with relationships such as yours. Go for it...You will be immensely pleased with the result.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Braces problem, small mouth big teeth, what to do?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Orthodontic Rx: Next time choose different parents. Oh, well, there's nothing for it but to see a qualified orthodontic specialist for an evaluation and a discussion of the various treatment options that would work best to correct your malocclusion. Go for it!

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