If you have facial asymmetry, you are like most people—facial asymmetry is very common and makes us all unique. However, most people don’t know that orthodontics can help treat misalignments and other oral issues that may contribute to it. Our experts at Moffett & Walley Orthodontics have years of experience helping patients achieve a more balanced look. We understand how much appearances influence our self-esteem and well-being, and we want to show you exactly how our range of treatments can help you achieve facial alignment.
What kinds of orthodontic issues can cause facial asymmetry?
Orthodontic issues contributing to facial asymmetry include overcrowding, misaligned teeth, and jaw discrepancies. Here’s a closer look at some of the most common issues that Dr. Moffett and Dr. Walley regularly treat:
Crowded teeth, for example, may cause the jaw to appear off-balance as it works around the uneven spacing of the teeth. This can make your lips look uneven, making your smile look unbalanced. We’ll first assess the degree of overcrowding in your mouth to provide treatment options to help you achieve a more balanced look.
Misaligned teeth are another common cause of facial asymmetry. When teeth are not correctly aligned, they may appear longer or shorter on one side than the other, affecting the structure of your jawbones and the balance of your face. Our experienced team can detect misalignments and provide treatment options such as braces or Invisalign® to help you achieve a more symmetrical look.
Underbite and overbite issues can also contribute to facial asymmetry. Underbites, for example, can make one side of your face look shorter than the other, putting uncomfortable pressure on your teeth. Jaw misalignment due to improper bite can also result in a more sunken or hollow appearance. Moffett & Walley Orthodontics’ team can identify these issues and provide treatments such as braces or other options to help improve your face with a more balanced appearance.
How can orthodontics help with facial asymmetry?
Orthodontics can make the jawline more symmetrical, even out facial features, and result in a more proportionate structure. Moffett & Walley Orthodontics offers a range of treatment options tailored to your individual needs and goals. These treatments include:
Traditional metal braces are a popular and effective option for realigning teeth and correcting bite issues to help achieve facial symmetry. Made from solid metal alloy and other materials, braces are a reliable option that gets the job done quickly and efficiently, especially for more complicated cases.
Clear braces are a popular orthodontic treatment for those looking to make subtle changes that can help improve facial symmetry. Similar to metal braces, these appliances use brackets that are made from ceramic, allowing them to blend in with your teeth seamlessly, and are much less noticeable than metal braces.
These clear aligners are an excellent option for correcting misalignments and achieving facial symmetry without needing metal braces or wires. Invisalign® is made from smooth, BPA-free plastic, making them comfortable and discreet. Using aligners to regain facial balance means wearing clear, removable trays for around 22 hours a day, which Dr. Moffett and Dr. Walley will replace once every 1-2 weeks.
Find balance in your facial appearance with Moffett & Walley Orthodontics.
If you’re considering orthodontics to improve facial symmetry, you’re making a great decision! Orthodontics can do wonders for unevenness in the face, and our specialists are here to help. Dr. Moffett and Dr.Walley are experts who can help you achieve more facial balance and give you the beautiful smile you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation!