Canine teeth, turned to the side?

| March 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Kate
(Galway, Galway, Ireland )

I’m a 16 year old girl and my canine teeth are turned to the side, and I get really self conscious about them. I’ll attach some pictures as it’s hard to explain.

I was wondering could I get some sort of a retainer to help correct the problem. my pre-molars are also slightly turned too, its so annoying because I have white teeth but my canines are off colour because of the angle they grew at. from the front my canines look pointy and sharp and it makes my mouth look funny.

Please let me know if this would be a hard or easy thing to correct.

kindest regards, Kate.

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  1. sandydig says:

    Canine teeth turned to side
    by: Stacey Norrell, RDH

    Hey Kate,

    My 12 year old daughter is very self conscious about her canines as well so I completely understand how you are feeling! Everyone’s teeth erupt differently. Some have spaces, some are crowded, some people are missing a few permanent teeth, and many people have canines that erupt funny! Having “pointed” canines are very common as well! Everything you are experiencing is totally normal and from your pictures I can tell you that you have a beautiful smile!

    If the alignment of your teeth is something you truly want to correct then my 1st recommendation would be to set up a consultation with an orthodontist to discuss your options. Retainers alone can correct minor alignment issues, but are primarily used to the “retain” the position of teeth after they are corrected with braces. Orthodontic braces I would feel would give you optimal results that you will be happy with.

    Good luck on your journey to a new smile!

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