Buck is the term for describing a projection of the two main front teeth, outward instead of positioning downwards, just as of a rabbit.
Buck teeth are the ones that normally first burst in from the upper jaw of our mouth, and the first to be seen when our lips apart. Slight projection of our upper incisors is called buck teeth. Technically, they form the most important part of our smile. Sufferers of this problem are extremely shy and under confident throughout their lives.
There are many reasons defined by dental experts behind this problem. Mostly, buck teeth are caused by the small size of upper jaw line. When it is smaller than usual, it has less space to adjust the upper teeth and results in bucking projection.
Second most common reason is prolonged thumb sucking habit after the age of three years at least. When the adult teeth come then this problem shows. Continuous lip sucking is also a factor behind buck teeth.
People having tongue thrusting habit may also face this problem. Moreover, speech problems or epilepsy history can also lead to this dilemma. Doctors also say that some children get trapped in this problem because they have a family history of malocclusion.
Malocclusion can be solved by dentists through braces and invisalign, and brackets etc depending on the level of teeth projection. Braces are the most common and popular treatment for this problem. Braces are small metallic squares attached to the teeth with metal wires which force teeth to straighten crooked teeth.
They apply continuous pressure on the teeth and force them to move in a specific direction. Ceramic braces are made of ceramic and are less noticeable than metal braces.
Lingual braces are fitted at the back side of the teeth to be invisible for viewers but are uncomfortable for the user, especially the tongue keeps touching them and the person feels irritated.
Then, invisalign are smooth comfortable, plastic aligners that are completely invisible and removable for easy cleaning with no eating restrictions. Invisalign has minimal inference in a person’s usual routine, and provides positive impact in the person’s look and self confidence.
Conclusion – Buck Teeth
If someone does not have that much finance to treat his or her buck teeth, those people can at least keep their teeth clean by brushing and flossing regularly.
Moreover, use of mouthwash should be in routine twice daily. If the sufferer is a girl then she should try to make other features of her face more attractive like use a mascara or eyeliner often or apply blush on her cheeks to look beautiful and attractive. She should use lighter lipstick shades and develop a habit to smile with closed lips.
Most importantly, if the person’s own fault is not included, then he or she should learn to be proud of what he/she is. Try to live a complete life thinking that many people are living with many serious disabilities, and buck teeth is nothing compared to them.