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When you get your braces off. Will your smile and teeth look bigger?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

They will for a short time appear bigger, as you no longer have the braces or orthodontic appliances on.
In time, they will appear normal. What is important is that they will for a lifetime look better.

In brief: Yes

They will for a short time appear bigger, as you no longer have the braces or orthodontic appliances on.
In time, they will appear normal. What is important is that they will for a lifetime look better.
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
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Dr. Wayne Roccia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: For sure

Since you have been used to looking at your teeth partially covered by orthodontic brackets for quite some time, when they are removed your teeth will look bigger and feel amazingly smooth.
Rest assured, the teeth are not actually bigger.

In brief: For sure

Since you have been used to looking at your teeth partially covered by orthodontic brackets for quite some time, when they are removed your teeth will look bigger and feel amazingly smooth.
Rest assured, the teeth are not actually bigger.
Dr. Wayne Roccia
Dr. Wayne Roccia
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Optical illusion

It's like wearing a wide belt.
It cuts your visual perspective in half. When braces removed normal sized teeth look "big" to the patient until their brain accommodates to the new perspective. To everyone else they look normal.

In brief: Optical illusion

It's like wearing a wide belt.
It cuts your visual perspective in half. When braces removed normal sized teeth look "big" to the patient until their brain accommodates to the new perspective. To everyone else they look normal.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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