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 Buck teeth and a snub nose – Why do many people experience these conditions? And what are the remedies? There are many cases of people encountering these conditions, which can make communication with others more self-conscious. What are the remedies? Let’s find out with Bedental in the following article.

Why do buck teeth and a snub nose occur?

The majority of Vietnamese people, as well as Asians in general, have the characteristics of buck teeth and a snub nose. This significantly affects the aesthetics of the entire face.

Buck teeth refer to teeth that grow unevenly, not in the correct position or direction. It can also be considered as a form of malocclusion where the upper and lower jaws do not achieve the proper proportion, with the upper jaw protruding more than the lower jaw. Buck teeth affect the aesthetics of the dental arch and the facial structure.

A snub nose is characterized by a lower nasal bridge compared to others. People with a snub nose often have a flat nasal tip, causing the sides of the nose to be parallel. In this case, the nose is positioned in the center of the face, which can diminish the attractiveness of our appearance.

Causes of buck teeth and a snub nose

Causes of buck teeth and a snub nose

One of the causes of buck teeth and a snub nose are:

  • Genetic factors within the family that contribute to buck teeth and a snub nose.
  • Improper diet and nutrition.
  • Underlying health conditions.
  • Bad habits during childhood: Breathing through the mouth as a child can have a significant impact on the development of buck teeth and a snub nose in adulthood, which is often overlooked but has been scientifically proven.
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Causes of buck teeth and a snub nose

The impact of buck teeth and a snub nose

The impact of buck teeth and a snub nose can affect the dental arch, facial structure, and overall health. Here are the main impacts of buck teeth and a snub nose:

  • Uneven teeth: Buck teeth and a snub nose cause an imbalance in the dental arch, making the teeth not align perfectly when biting and chewing food. This can lead to difficulties in eating and digesting food.
  • Lack of confidence in appearance: Buck teeth and a snub nose can cause a lack of confidence in one’s appearance due to the uneven and unattractive teeth. Those affected may feel self-conscious when smiling, talking, or being in the presence of others.
  • Speech and pronunciation issues: Buck teeth and a snub nose can affect the accurate pronunciation of sounds. Some sounds may be distorted or difficult to produce correctly, causing communication disorders.
  • Increased risk of gum disease and tooth decay: Buck teeth and a snub nose can create gaps and crowding in the dental arch, providing conditions for bacteria accumulation and plaque formation. This can lead to gum inflammation, cavities, and an increased risk of oral health issues.
  • Muscle tension and facial pain: Buck teeth and a snub nose can cause unnecessary tension in the muscles around the jaw and face. This can result in facial pain, headaches, sleep disturbances, and other issues related to facial muscles and bones.
  • Restricted jaw function: Buck teeth and a snub nose can limit the ability to bite, chew, and fully open the jaw. This can affect food digestion and cause fatigue during chewing.
  • Social and psychological impact: Buck teeth and a snub nose can impact the mental and social interactions of those affected. They may feel self-conscious, avoid social activities, and have difficulty establishing relationships with others.

It should be noted that the impact of buck teeth and a snub nose can vary depending on the severity and characteristics of each case.

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Why does mouth breathing cause buck teeth and a snub nose?

Breathing is a daily physiological activity that regulates our body. We typically breathe through the nose and partly through the mouth during activities such as eating and talking. However, mouth breathing is not recommended by experts, and this habit is often seen in children who breathe through their mouths while sleeping.

Mouth breathing during the developmental stage of the dental-facial structure can lead to long-term difficulties in correcting buck teeth and a snub nose because:

Air in the oral cavity pushes outwards when breathing through the mouth, exerting pressure on the teeth. Over time, the teeth can shift due to this airflow, causing buck teeth.

As for the snub nose, the lack of air reaching the nasal spine limits its movement. After many years, this can result in a smaller nasal tip and a snub nose appearance.

Therefore, in order to prevent buck teeth and a snub nose and ensure comprehensive development of the dental-facial structure, parents should monitor and eliminate this bad habit in children.

How to treat buck teeth and a snub nose

Buck teeth caused by the bad habit of mouth breathing in childhood can be corrected through orthodontic treatment or cosmetic porcelain veneers, which reshape the dental arch to be more even, with both jaws aligned and the upper jaw no longer protruding excessively.

Orthodontic treatment involves realigning the position of the upper teeth in the dental arch over a period of 1-2 years, depending on the severity of the condition. In addition to the inconvenience and complexity of oral hygiene and wearing braces, it can also affect aesthetics.

The question of whether braces cause pain is answered with yes, as the dentist may have to extract some teeth to facilitate the orthodontic process. Therefore, many people hesitate to use braces.

However, braces also bring many benefits:

  • High aesthetic value: This is the reason why many people, even those with already fairly even and healthy dental arches, still choose to invest time and money in braces. After wearing braces, they will have a perfect smile, with even and straight teeth, which looks extremely attractive.

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The methods of orthodontic treatment for buck teeth and a snub nose 

Metal braces

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The methods of orthodontic treatment for buck teeth and a snub nose include metal braces.

Braces made of metal materials are the earliest and most common method used today. They use high-quality metal brackets and wires that are resistant to rust in order to adjust the teeth.

Nowadays, metal braces technology is constantly advancing: the brackets are smaller, less noticeable, and more comfortable for the wearer. Metal braces are affordable, have a shorter treatment time, and can correct many dental issues.

Ceramic braces are another option for orthodontic treatment.

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The methods of orthodontic treatment for buck teeth and a snub nose include metal braces.

This method uses metal wires in traditional orthodontic treatment combined with brackets made of bio-ceramic materials.

The ceramic brackets have a similar size to metal brackets but are less noticeable because their color is designed to resemble the natural enamel color of your teeth, providing high aesthetic value. The effectiveness of ceramic braces is similar to traditional metal braces.

Self-ligating braces 

These are similar to the above methods, using wires or brackets to apply the necessary force to move the teeth. This is a method that many dentists choose for their patients.

In this method, the brackets are designed with a cap and a sliding groove to securely hold the wire in place, instead of using elastic bands like the two methods mentioned above.

Cosmetic porcelain veneers

are a completely new restoration and design based on each individual’s dental frame to correct buck teeth and uneven teeth by pushing them inward. The procedure is quick, usually taking only 2-4 days, so it is favored by many people.

In particular, there are various types of porcelain veneers (cercon porcelain, veneer porcelain, etc.) that can be adjusted in color and shape according to individual preferences.

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Porcelain veneer procedure

  • Step 1: General examination for the customer
  • Step 2: Take photos and design the smile
  • Step 3: Take dental impressions, administer anesthesia, and shape the teeth
  • Step 4: Install the fixed porcelain veneers

How long do porcelain veneers last?

  • Cosmetic porcelain veneers allow you to improve various dental flaws, not only buck teeth, and confidently show off a radiant smile. At Bedental, thousands of customers have gained complete confidence by giving their smiles a new look, feeling happier and more successful with beautiful teeth. However, how long porcelain veneers last and whether they can be used permanently are concerns for many people.
  • In reality, the longevity of porcelain veneers depends on the reputation of the chosen center, the quality of the veneers, and how they are cared for after application. If the veneer process is ensured at a reputable and specialized facility with skilled and competent dentists, following accurate and technically sound procedures, it should not pose any health issues. Porcelain veneers can last from 10 to 15 years.
  • Porcelain veneers can have a long lifespan if you take proper care of them, maintain good oral hygiene, and have regular check-ups.

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Best types of porcelain veneers

  • Metal porcelain veneers: The group of metal porcelain veneers includes types such as Ceramco III and Titan porcelain veneers. These types are classified as metal porcelain veneers because their framework is made of metal alloys such as Cr-Ni, Cr-Co, Cr-Ni-Titan, and this metal framework has a gray or black color.
  • All-ceramic porcelain veneers: The group of all-ceramic porcelain veneers includes types such as Emax, Zirconia, and HI-Zirconia. These types are entirely made of pure ceramic, from the inner framework to the outer layer of enamel.

Where is the best place for treating overbite and snub nose?

Adjusting an overbite will make the face more harmonious and can also improve the appearance of a snub nose. There are various methods to correct a snub nose, such as Korean nose lift, cartilage grafting, or S Line nose lift.

However, to determine your condition and find the most suitable method for yourself, it is recommended to visit a specialist for examination and consultation. This will ensure effective and timely correction of the snub nose, giving you the most satisfactory result.

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Regardless of the method used, snub nose surgery is a simple procedure that takes about 45 to 60 minutes. It is not painful and does not leave visible scars. It is guaranteed not to affect the internal structure and function of the nose. The recovery time is quick, varying depending on each individual’s condition.

With the information provided, we hope you have a better understanding of the reasons for “Why do overbite and snub nose occur?”. If you have any other questions or concerns about oral health, please contact Bedental Cosmetic Dentistry for more detailed advice.

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