Can bucktooth be fixed with mouthpiece braces?

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Last updated August 26, 2021

His upper front teeth stick out."

My bucktooths won't close my mouth."

One of the most common problems of malocclusion is bucktooth. Bucktooths can be treated with traditional bracket orthodontics, but can mouthpiece orthodontics fix bucktooths?

In this issue, I would like to discuss "Can bucktooth be treated with mouthpiece braces?" I will explain about "Can bucktooth be treated with mouthpiece orthodontics?

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In conclusion, it is possible to treat bucktooth even with mouthpiece orthodontics.

However, some types of mouthpieces may not be able to cure some bucktooths, or may not be possible if the doctor's skills have not caught up.

In this article, we will skip the skill of the doctor and introduce the mouthpieces that can and cannot be applied to correct bucktooths in terms of devices.

Invisalign can be applied to severely protruding teeth.

When using mouthpiece orthodontics to treat bucktooth, Invisalign is the only mouthpiece orthodontics that can treat severely bucktooth. When I write something like this, you may suspect that I am related to Invisalign. but that is not the case.

Considering the current indications listed on the official website, the history, and the number of cases accumulated to date, there is in fact no other mouthpiece orthodontic solution that can handle a wider range of cases than Invisalign at this time.

In the past, even Invisalign could not cure severely protruding teeth. However, after many cases, Invisalign can now be applied to severely protruding teeth due to the accumulation of original data. However, there are some cases where the degree of bucktooth protrusion is too severe (i.e., the protrusion is too large), which cannot be treated with Invisalign.

Mouthpiece braces other than Invisalign are acceptable for mild to moderate

If the symptoms of bucktooth are mild to moderate, some cases can be treated with mouthpiece orthodontics other than Invisalign.

Some types of mouthpiece orthodontics can be applied to moderately protruding teeth, while others can be used to correct full jaws. With such mouthpieces, it is possible to treat bucktooths with mouthpiece orthodontics, although the limitation of mild to moderate is attached.

It is difficult to diagnose severe, moderate, or mild, but I think it is safe to assume that cases in which the entire tooth is retracted after extraction are severe, cases in which the entire tooth needs to be adjusted without extraction are moderate, and cases in which the tooth is not extracted and just the tilt needs to be adjusted are relatively mild.

Benefits of improving bucktooth

E-line is aligned, leading to a more aesthetic impression of the face.

Many people are concerned about the appearance of malocclusion, such as bucktooth or mouth gobble, because the mouth protrudes forward.

When protruding teeth are corrected by mouthpiece orthodontics, the upper and lower lips are moved to the inside of the E-line (the line connecting the tip of the nose and the tip of the chin). Although there are individual differences, the upper and lower lips are tucked slightly inside the E-line (about 2mm), which can be expected to improve the aesthetic impression of the face.

Learn to chew food properly.

In many cases, bucktooths are unable to chew food properly because the upper front teeth protrude too far forward. Mouthpiece orthodontics can correct bucktooths so that the front teeth return to their normal position and the patient can chew food properly.

Better pronunciation (vocalization)

The upper front teeth are very closely related to pronunciation (speech). People with bucktooths tend to pronounce "sa-go" (sa-shi-su-se-so) particularly unclearly. Mouthpiece orthodontics can help correct bucktooths to return the upper front teeth to their proper position, leading to improved pronunciation.

Complexes are eliminated.

Many people are concerned about their appearance and have a complex because of their bucktooths. Mouthpiece orthodontics can improve the appearance of bucktooths and relieve the complex, as well as relieve the mental stress that they felt when they had bucktooths.

By the way, there is a difference between bucktooth and stomatognathic teeth.this way (direction close to the speaker or towards the speaker)Please refer to the article on

When fixing bucktooth with mouthpiece orthodontics, do you pull teeth? Or not?

Cases in which teeth need to be extracted

In some cases, whether mouthpiece or traditional bracket braces, extraction is necessary to correct bucktooths. In particular, extraction is often necessary for severely bucktooths.

The treatment of bucktooth is to move the protruding upper front teeth to the back. Extraction of a tooth to provide space for the tooth to move increases the probability of successful treatment.

Some cases can be treated without tooth extraction

In some cases, mildly protruding teeth can be treated without tooth extraction with mouthpiece orthodontics. (= Mouthpiece orthodontics with non-extraction)

When treating bucktooth without removing teeth, the upper back teeth are moved back to create a gap. If there is not enough space, IPR is used to create a gap by shaving the adjacent surfaces of the teeth to create a gap and move the teeth.

What to look for when fixing a bucktooth with a mouthpiece orthodontic solution

1. properly visit the clinic to correct the alignment of the teeth

Currently, there are an increasing number of "at-home" mouthpiece orthodontics that can be treated at home and require only the first visit to the dentist. However, this type of at-home orthodontics is only applicable to mild malocclusion.

There are some cases where bucktooth can be cured by home orthodontic treatment with a mouthpiece if it is very mild, and there are doctors who can cure bucktooth with Invisalign with little or no visits to the office, but these are rare. If you have large protruding teeth, it would be safer to go to the clinic for periodic checkups.

2. extraction is more likely to be successful when it is necessary

If extraction is necessary for the correction of bucktooth but the teeth are not extracted, problems such as "gorilla face" and "tooth alignment is not improved" may occur. In many cases, it is better to extract teeth for severely bucktooth because the distance to move the teeth (travel distance) is longer.

After all, which mouthpiece orthodontics can fix bucktooth?

Invisalign is the first choice for patients with bucktooths using mouthpiece orthodontics. Unlike other mouthpiece orthodontic solutions, Invisalign can be applied to cases that were previously considered impossible to treat with mouthpiece orthodontics, such as severely protruding teeth.

Bucktooths that can be fixed with partial braces are only mild.

Most mouthpiece orthodontics other than Invisalign can only provide partial correction.

If bucktooths are very mild, they can be treated with partial orthodontics using a mouthpiece. However, for moderate to severe bucktooths, Invisalign is recommended. In either case, consultation with a dentist is necessary to determine which mouthpiece orthodontic treatment is and can be used.


Can bucktooths be cured with mouthpiece braces?" I explained about "Can bucktooth be cured by mouthpiece braces?

Bucktooths can be treated with mouthpiece braces.

However, only Invisalign is basically applicable to severely protruding teeth.

Partial orthodontic treatment can only cure mildly protruding teeth.

Ask your dentist to decide if you need to have a tooth extracted or not.

If you want to correct your bucktooth with mouthpiece orthodontics, we recommend you to choose a dentist with reference to the above points.

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Mouthpiece orthodontics has a shorter history than traditional bracket treatment and is still in its infancy, so orthodontists often recommend bracket treatment. Although an increasing number of orthodontists are successfully using mouthpiece orthodontics such as Invisalign, it is not yet possible to say that it is the sole treatment for all cases.

Although this treatment has many advantages, such as difficulty in seeing and eating, it is not a choice based on the device, but rather a decision that should be discussed after identifying a doctor who can properly diagnose the problem.

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Graduated from Nagasaki University School of Dentistry, ~2018 Kyushu Medical Center, 2018-present Working at a dental clinic in Tokyo

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After completing clinical training, worked in cosmetic dentistry in Tokyo. Currently a part-time dentist and dental writer.

Member of the Japanese Society of Aesthetic Dentistry/Invisa Doctor


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