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Do braces change the shape of the face?

Most people who suffer from problems such as crooked or untidy teeth prefer to go for dental braces to have a more beautiful smile. In addition, this orthodontic method can have a positive effect on oral and dental health. We have answered several questions about how braces affect the teeth and whether they can change the shape of the face.

Do braces change the shape of the face?

The answer is yes. Orthodontic procedures have the ability to change your face. However, the improvements are only positive and have the potential to boost your oral health as well. All your oral and balance problems will be corrected when braces are fitted. The face is more symmetrical and the mouth and jaws look more natural.

How can braces change the shape of your face?

There are three main problems that braces can correct. When these are corrected, dramatic changes occur in the facial muscles that can completely improve the facial structure.


An underbite occurs when the lower teeth are in front of the upper teeth. This causes the lower jaw to protrude. In this case, the difference in your face before and after braces can be quite noticeable.


When the upper teeth protrude too far ahead of the lower teeth, it results in the appearance of sunken cheeks and a weak chin. After braces are used, a more symmetrical facial structure and a stronger chin and jawline can be created by helping the arches align properly and align the bite.

Open Bite

When you have an open bite, the lips and mouth appear elongated. This is a major problem because the upper lip can protrude and in severe cases, the mouth may not even close normally.

Other types of malocclusion

Other types of malocclusion, such as a crossbite or crooked teeth, can have a negative impact on your physical appearance. Braces help you to properly align your teeth so that you have a healthy and beautiful smile that is symmetrical with the rest of your face.

Other effective factors in treatment with braces

Other factors are also effective in the treatment method with braces. The amount and degree of treatment effect usually depends on age and oral health condition. (It is better to consult your dentist in Canada)

Children and teenagers

As children and teenagers’ bodies are growing, their teeth, gums, jawbones and muscles are more flexible. Braces can have a greater impact on correct growth at this stage. As a result, these orthodontic treatments are recommended especially for teenagers.


With age, the bone around the oral cavity becomes harder and less susceptible to changes. In addition, poor oral hygiene and other dental issues such as periodontal disease can affect the body’s ability to change because it may produce fewer bone cells. Therefore, if you want to get the best results from orthodontic treatments, you must take good care of your gums and teeth.


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